Practice SAT Essay Prompt 3

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My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that 'achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.'
--Helen Hayes (1900 - 1993)
Assignment: Do people spend too much time trying to please others rather than reaching their own standards? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experiences or observations.
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