12月6日的SAT作文题是“Can people who are not famous be better role models than people who are famous?”与历年SAT的作文题目相比，这一题目的难度系数并不算很高，但是仍然有些小陷阱，考生在审题时还需谨慎。同学们大都选择了“Yes”这一立场。西奈山国际教育SAT考试指导专家郑峻华老师对本次SAT考试作文题目进行了详细点评，并提供一篇范文，给广大SAT考生参考。就作文题目本身郑峻华老师有几点提醒大家：
不少同学并没有完全弄清rolemodel与idol的区别。Role model 更倾向于“榜样”，而idol倾向于“偶像”的含义。具体来说，rolemodel具备某种物质或者优点，我们非常希望通过对他(她)的学习也同样具备这样的特质及优点。但我们对role model不见得会有着对idol那样的“崇拜”(worship)的色彩。
原题十分清楚，无论是famous还是notfamous 之前都是一般现在时are，如果是刚才那种写法，描述一个‘无名屌丝’如何“逆袭”成为名人，那至少notfamous前面应该是过去时were或者used to be。‘屌丝逆袭’的写作思路是严重的理解错误。
Fame doesn't naturally make a person a good role model. All it does is make the actions of a person more public on television and magazines. A good role model needs to be someone whose actions can be learned from. Because of this, I strongly believe that people who are not famous can be better role models than famous people.
Nikola Tesla was a famous engineer in the 19th and early 20th centuries. During his career, he made great contributions to engineering and physics, including the invention of the induction motor and studies of magnetism and electricity. He was made famous by magazines, journals, and newspapers, and many people thought of Tesla as agreat role model because of his achievements.
Though Tesla remained charming in public, he was not a good role model. He fired a secretary because she was overweight and often told his employees to go home and change their clothes if he didn't like what they were wearing. It is not the fact that he did these bad things that makes him a bad role model. He is a bad role model because his bad actions remained hidden, so that we can't learn from them.
My father is not famous, but he makes a better role model than Tesla. My father works hard as a doctor, which I think is a good thing in the same way that Tesla's great inventions were good things. He also does bad things, like get angry and waste lots of money. However, I see both the good and bad things that my father does. I can learn both to do the good things that he does and to not do the bad things that he does. Because I have a complete understanding of him, I can learn from all aspects of him, not just the good actions that he did.
Neither fame nor good achievements make a good role model. Whether a person is a good role model depends on how much can be learned from the actions and reasons of that person.So, people who are not famous can be better role models than people who are famous.