Everything You Need to Know About the SAT Essay BONUS: Template Included

Everything You Need to Know About the SAT Essay BONUS: Template Included

Most colleges and universities do not require the SAT essay; however, there are many top schools that do including  Harvard, Dartmouth, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale as well some some less competive schools like Florida Atlantic, Howard, and Kentucky State. Here is the most recent list. (The list is always changing,so always check the school's website.) The following is a recommended approach to writing the essay: The assignment is to read and analyze a 700 word fact-based passage and develop an essay describing how the writer builds the presented argument. The essay prompt will always ask how the author uses: evidence, such as facts or examples, to support claims. reasoning to develop ideas and to connect claims and evidence. stylistic or persuasive elements, such as word choice or appeals to emotion, to add power to the ideas expressed. Craft an essay explaining how the author creates an argument to convince or persuade the reader. In doing so, analyze how the author uses one of more of...
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A Template for the SAT Essay

A Template for the SAT Essay

The new essay allows twice as much time to write (over the previous SAT essay), but demands much deeper analysis: The student is asked to read and analyze a 700 word fact-based passage and develop an essay describing how the writer builds the presented argument. All passages will have these things in common: Written for a wide audience Argue a point Express nuanced views on complex subjects Use logical reasoning and evidence to support claims Examine ideas, issues, or trends in the arts and sciences, or civic, cultural, or political life Excerpted from published works   The prompt will always ask how the author uses: evidence, such as facts or examples, to support claims. reasoning to develop ideas and to connect claims and evidence. stylistic or persuasive elements, such as word choice or appeals to emotion, to add power to the ideas expressed. The assignment is to craft an essay explaining how the author creates an argument to convince or persuade the reader. In...
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