What is the essay portion of the SAT is like?
What are the graders looking for?
How you can be prepared?
Much of the SAT is predictable for students. They know there will be reading comprehension, vocabulary, math, and problem solving. They also know that most of these tests are multiple choice, thereby giving them a chance even if they don’t have all the answers. The one test that they often don’t know much about and are not sure how to get ready for, is the essay.
A majority of students are more apprehensive about the essay test than any of the others. The EZ Writing SAT Prep course is designed to zero in on preparing students for the essay. The first thing to know is that this essay is different from what they normally write in class. This course explains exactly what to expect: how long the test will be, how it is scored, what the evaluators look for, and how to prepare.
Several practice tests are included and will be evaluated and critiqued by an experienced scorer.
Over the course of 18 weeks, students will learn about the following areas.
- Creating thesis statements
- Developing effective reasons
- Supporting with strong evidence
- Linking reasons and evidence
- Generating a repertoire of ideas