Jonathan Ullyot

  • Samuel Beckett’s SAT Questions

    Little-known fact: Samuel Beckett, Nobel Prize-winning Irish novelist, poet and playwright, was also a prolific standardized-test writer. What follows is a selection of SAT questions from his archive.

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  • Failing Better?

    A middle-aged man and a five-year-old boy arrive at a relocation center in a nameless Hispanophone country. They are assigned the names Simón and David. We learn that Simón met David aboard ship and…

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  • John Hanson’s Statement of Teaching Philosophy

    My teaching incorporates ruptures and shock; I will lecture on unassigned readings; I will surprise rather than illuminate. I will light the fires of imagination; I will light real fires.

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