- Mar 08 Sat 2014 16:36
- Mar 05 Wed 2014 23:56
- Essay optional: The mandatory essay introduced in 2005 will be eliminated. Among other things, critics say students couldn't knock out anything of worth within its 25-minute time limit. An optional essay will remain but with a different format.
- Scoring: The top score will once again be 1,600, instead of the 2,400-mark also established nine years ago.
- Obscure words: The College Board promises to ditch "flashcard" vocabulary words and focus on those used in, well, the real world. The Post browses an official study guide and picks out “punctilious,” “phlegmatic,” and “occlusion” as potential offenders.