SAT Writing Cram
[edit section] The SAT* Writing Cram Sheet
Before you attempt the SAT, you may want or even need to study some tips about the SAT Writing section. Many say that the SAT Writing section is probably the easiest on the test and therefore can contribute the most points to your cumulative score. Below are some tips on the Improving Sentences and Identifying Sentence Errors questions as well as some general guidelines for writing effective essays.
[edit section] SAT* Writing: Grammar Rules to Remember
In my opinion, all persons eligible to see can do so but each would always understand in his own manner principally because of the differences in mentalities of each individual and also it depends on what an individual has in mind at a particular time.So for example, an angry man would see nothing funny in a "fun play" simply due to that mojor influence of that which he has in mind then while another man ,a joyful one would rather find the play so funny that he would even shed tears in the course of laughing mainly because he tries to visualise exactly what is been said since he has a free mind ready to accomodate new stuff,so actually it would be extremely difficult to find two persons looking out in the same perspective because even during an ellection critically searching one would come to discover that though a good number of people vote a single candidate, they each have their reasons though all recite around a common focus.
[edit section] Essay Tips
Hopefully the above grammar rules were informative and helpful to you in preparing for the test. Now, here is a brief checklist for writing the essay, step-by-step:
1. Read the question and thoroughly formulate a mental response: This means read the quote, figure out what the prompt is asking you to answer, and create an answer in your head that makes sense.
2. Write an effective introduction. Don’t be afraid to use good introduction techniques, such as quotes, statistics, hyperbole/shock, personal experiences, etc. Do not simply restate the question or use a corny, cliché-style opening. Do not attempt to sound scholarly or overly formal, but do use the right register and diction.
3. Form a thesis or motivating statement. In other words, answer the question with a strong perspective that can be supported with evidence. Do not be wishy-washy about your response. If the question is “Do you believe people are inherently good or evil?” answer that either A) all people are saints at heart or [[Image:|user posted image]] all people are sinners.
4. Support your thesis or motivating statement using strong evidence. As we said in the writing guide, you should “write like a banshee.” Do not lift your pencil. Just write all of the facts and supporting details for your prompt. If necessary, take a bit of time before you begin to write your response to come up with some mental details to include
5. Always include evidence using a C1/Evidence/C2 format. That is, first introduce the context of the evidence; second, indicate the evidence; and third, use the evidence and apply it to the point. For example: “(C1) People may sometimes do a few good things, but they are seldom from the heart. (E) A good friend of mine does a small amount of charity work yet never fails to include the work on his resume. (C2) This shows how shallow and narrow-minded people can sometimes be.”
6. Avoid grammar errors, but do not get hung up on one or two issues. It is not worth your time to go back and erase a few lines to correct one error. Keep writing and don’t make the same error again.
7. When the clock ticks down to two or three minutes left, write a short conclusion that applies your thesis to a broader context. Do not simply restate your thesis. Bad: “So, my essay shows that all people are basically evil.” Good: “When we understand the inherent shortcomings of the human race, we can avoid making misjudgments or mistakes in the future.”
[edit section] Mastery of Language Tips
You should utilize a few of these tips in your essay to ensure that you demonstrate a command of English:
- Figurative language: “She was a fox, waiting to catch her next prey.”
- Expressionism: “I feel for the tired masses who linger to the bank, waiting to pay off their decade-old mortgage payment.”
- Parallelism: “When you are sick, the Church fails you. When you are hungry, the Church fails you.”
[edit section] Good luck!
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