I wrote some practice SAT essays. You can just read one and comment on it, I'd be more than happy. If you do, please briefly state what do you see as good points and bad points. Essay 1 Assignment: Have technologies that made our lives easier necessarily made our lives better? 7:00 Am. Thank goodness my alarm woke me up – I might have been lost in eternal sleep there! It was easy and quick: before I went to bed I set the alarm with two clicks, and done. We all know people who condemn new technologies for being noisome to our society. The most common ground for these people has to be the critic of the internet. I believe they are failing to see the matter with an objective eye because if they did, they would certainly have a different opinion. Can you imagine a world without ambulances, fire trucks or police cars? We would be stuck in a Victorian-esque era where it would take literarily hours before we come to the rescue of someone in need. Similarly, the internet has made our lives much more secure. A doctor can quickly send medical information on a patient with brain surgery to a neurosurgery clinic. A police officer can send pictures taken on a crime scene to a detective for thorough analysis. Yet, some still insist to ignore those benefits and focus on the more negative aspects of the internet, taking more often than not the youth as their prey. While it’s true that the bringing of such things as word processing and “chat language” by the internet could have had nothing but a detrimental effect on youth, the good far outweighs the bad. Never did students have access to as much free information as they now do. Looking for information on recent researches on cancer? No problem. Just type write words in a search engine like Google or consult a free internet encyclopedia such as Wikipedia. The sky is the limit. This information “revolution” that is now upon us made it possible for anyone, anywhere, anytime to be connected to a world of knowledge, news and much more. It seems as if people who criticize the internet never took that into consideration. One funny thing is that during the 19th century, novels were often critized for corrupting their readers. Today, we say the opposite. The heresy of yesterday has become today’s orthodoxy. Like Hellen Keller said, “The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.” Those who refuse to see the greater good technology brings us never do anything but slow-down Humanity. Like author Stewart Brand “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road.” Who knows what tomorrow’s technology will look like? Whatever it is, one thing is for sure: the internet will be revered and a new kind of technology will be condemned.