New York, NY Oct. 19, 2006 — Like music or sports, test-taking is a skill that improves with practice. To help prepare college-bound students for the writing section of the college entrance exam, The Princeton Review is offering free grading of practice essays for the SAT, using its popular LiveGrader online technology.

Stakes have always been high for the SAT, but since March 2005, students have been required to write a well-organized persuasive essay within 25 minutes.

During The Princeton Review’s LiveGrader promotion which runs from Oct. 18 -23, students can submit practice SAT essays for free grading and feedback at They’ll be given an essay prompt to respond to, and then submit their essays online. The essays will be evaluated and scored by trained Princeton Review instructors using LiveGrader. Within seven days, students will receive their essay, a score, and detailed feedback.

LiveGrader is a proprietary technology developed by The Princeton Review to allow students to submit essays and receive prompt scoring and feedback by trained experts, using the same guidelines as actual test graders. LiveGrader was first introduced in the company’s SAT courses, and is now also available at no extra charge for all Princeton Review’s ACT, GMAT, MCAT and GRE classroom, online and tutoring students.

About The Princeton Review (

The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) is a pioneer in the world of education. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York City, The Princeton Review offers classroom and online test preparation, as well as private tutoring, to help students improve their scores on college and graduate school admissions tests. The company’s free website,, helps over half of university-bound students research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for their higher education, and helps hundreds of colleges and universities streamline their admissions and recruiting activities. In addition, The Princeton Review works with school districts around the U.S. to measurably strengthen students’ academic skills by connecting ongoing assessment with professional development and instruction and by providing districts with college and career resources for both students and guidance counselors. The Princeton Review also authors more than 190 print and software titles on test preparation; college and graduate school selection and admissions; and related topics.


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