Tips for scoring high on SAT writing tests can be very helpful in attaining a good score and getting into the college of your dreams. By training with online examples of multiple choice questions you should become proficient in quickly answering the questions correctly.
However, tips will really come in handy as you move to the essay portion of the SAT. The essay section usually runs no more than twenty-five minutes; so, it can be quite the unnerving task to try to get a high quality essay completed in a mere twenty-five minutes. Here are a couple of things that will get your mind on the right track so that you can stay focused on your essay.
Whenever you take the essay writing component of the SAT, you should keep in mind that you need to:
This simply means that you should not deviate from the topic at hand. When it comes to scoring, an essay that strays off topic will more than likely receive a lower score.
You should make sure that you can quickly, yet effectively, keep your thoughts focused. Organize your thoughts on the topic early on so that you do not go off on random tangents when you write.
Whenever you write an essay you want to be certain that you state the facts as you recall them and support those facts with solid examples. If you do not have any supportive examples, you may very well miss out on the "meat and potatoes" of the essay.
Your task when writing an essay for the SAT is to present a thesis and give supporting examples to backup the thesis. If you know of supporting facts that will better support your thesis and your examples they should be included and organized as appropriate.
Have you ever heard of the saying "poor planning ain’t my problem." Well that’s how a college admissions counselor would look at you if you tried to explain a low SAT writing test score.
Your planning is essential to scoring high on the SAT essay writing component. You should be planning your essay from the moment you start working and you should continue to plan each part of the essay, making sure that your finished essay shows your planning and thought.
Consider writing out a quick outline as a means of organizing your thoughts. You have twenty-five minutes so you should use it wisely. You should probably only spend 5-7 minutes creating the outline because the bulk of your time will need to be dedicated to actually completing the essay. Just think of your outline as a rough blueprint of where you want the essay to go. It does not have to be detailed, but rather it should be points you would like to expand upon.
Writing essays from prompts can be an excellent way to practice the essay writing process. Use some of the prompts available online, create a standard template of how you are going to present your information and practice creating the full essay within a 25-minute timeframe.
Hopefully these tips will help you score exceedingly high on the essay writing component of the SAT. Just keep in mind that you should stay focused on the topic that you are supposed to explore through the essay. The more you stay focused, the more likely you are to get the score you want.