How to prepare for the SAT essay
The essay is dreaded by almost every SAT taker. Writing a polished persuasive piece in only 25 minutes seems like a nearly impossible task at first glance. Fortunately, there are some ways to make it easier.
This website has several tips for maximizing your essay score. You should first read some general points at the SAT writing section article, then read the specific strategies you will need in 25 Minute Miracle: How to earn a 12 on the SAT essay.
Before you sit down to start practicing, though, you should read sample essays. The College Board website has nine sample essays that you can read, one example each of essays scoring 1, 2, and 3, and two examples each of those scoring 4, 5, and 6. You should read all of them to get a good idea of what the graders are looking for. Focus primarily on the difference between a score of 4 and 5, and especially on the differences between a 5 and 6.
I am willing to help out with your essay. Just head over to the contact page and paste an essay you have written. I recommend writing it in pencil first and then typing it, otherwise you won't get an accurate view of how much you can actually write in 25 minutes.Have any insight on this topic? Want to ask a question or make a suggestion? Click here to leave a comment.
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