What I call the “SAT Safe List” is actually practice that anyone can do to prepare for the SAT Essay. Often the question of the SAT Essay requires students to provide examples from literature or books that students have read. Many classics can be used to answer the SAT Essay question. Just finishing one classic can actually provide students with many possibilities on how to develop the SAT Essay. This list provides three pages of possible examples from "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde.