SAT Instructor Terri of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts teaches you how to master three traits on the new SAT essay.

In the new SAT, one of the biggest differences from the previous SAT is the essay. For example, students will have 50 minutes rather than 25 minutes to construct the essay. The essay will appear at the end of the exam rather than at the start. Moreover, the essay will be optional, although recommended. The focus of the essay will be dramatically different than the current essay. Students will know the prompt in advance. It’s important to note that students will not be asked to offer an opinion about the topic of a passage. Instead, students will be expected to analyze how an author constructed an argument, using evidence and styled ideas to persuade an audience.

3 New SAT essay tips

1. To master your reading score you want to demonstrate comprehension of the passage and a have a clear understanding of the authors thesis.
2. To master your analysis score you need to focus on relevant features of casinos in Colorado text and provide support for claims/points made in your response.
3. To master your writing score you must provide a precise central claim, create an effective organization/progression of ideas, successfully employ a variety of sentence structures, use precise word choice, maintain an appropriate style and tone, and show command of conventions of standard written English.

These 3 new SAT essay tips will be really helpful in getting over the line.

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