A great deal of success on the SAT happens BEFORE students take the test.
Have a strategy
- Essay Graders are looking for specific things in your work. If you know what those things are and give them to the graders, the result will be an excellent score. (HINT: Essay Graders are looking for THE FOUR WELLS OF THE TEST.)
Be familiar with the process of evaluation.
- Knowing what you will be graded on makes it easier to know what you need to do in order to accomplish your goal of achieving an excellent score. The Grading Rubric is a valuable tool for understanding what it is you need to deliver on your test performance.
Be sure to practice writing sample essay responses in the allotted amount of time to simulate test conditions.
- The ONLY WAY to improve your score is through practice. No, it’s not fun. Yes, it’s hard work. So what? Do it and you will reap the rewards of earning an excellent score on the SAT Essay Writing Section.