An SAT tutor tells me that three of her students have had perfect scores on the SAT essay.
All three were L2 students (English as a second language), and all three had perfect handwriting.
That’s the key. Or a key.
(And great tutoring, in this case.)
My thought: every student who will be taking the SAT should buy a copy of Write Now: The Complete Program For Better Handwriting and start practicing.
The before-and-after samples of physician handwriting are a stitch.
(I marched C. through half the book when he was in 5th grade, I think it was. I should have marched him through the whole thing, but I didn’t have the strength, what with the daily math re-teaching and MegaWords. My own handwriting improved tremendously, however.)