Be prepared for the SAT essay by understanding why it’s changing and learn a few tips to get you a perfect score.
Improving on the SAT writing requires an understanding of not only grammar basics but also question types and answer choice traps.
Having a go-to list of examples to use in your redesigned SAT essay is an extremely helpful strategy. However, there are some examples you may want to think twice about using. After all, you want to submit an essay with high scoring potential, unique qualities, and low risk. Here are some things that can muddle up your essay and how you could avoid them.
By Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Petersons & EssayEdge There have been a number of changes in testing since a group of American universities formed the College Entrance Examination Board, which cooked up the first standardized exam in 1901. On the original test, several of the questions involved Advanced Latin Composition and translating Cicero. In […]
There are many things that can be categorized as other. Other literally is everything that doesn’t fit into a set category. When I fill out my SAT, other standardized tests, and college apps, I check off other for ethnicity, because I don’t fit into one set category (for those who are curious, I am Filipino-American aka Asian and Caucasian descendance). I’m sure many of you find yourself in the other category too.
One of the most common first impressions to get when looking at a “Groups and Society” prompt is, “Oh boy, this could get controversial.” And you aren’t wrong. Essays of this genre definitely ask some of the tougher questions, particularly relevant and applicable to the issues of today. Now that may seem like daunting stuff…
If you’ve been watching the videos I’ve done so far on how the SAT is changing, you’ll realize that the SAT is changing an awful lot. Nowhere is this truer than the SAT essay, which is changing in so many ways it’s dizzying. To make things more digestible here is a quick breakdown of these massive changes:
This is a post on the SAT essay theme, The Changing World. It is one of many helpful posts on what to do when you encounter certain SAT essay themes as a part of Magoosh’s 10 SAT Essay Theme Guides! So what does ‘The Changing World’ even mean? To give you an idea here are […]
Why not dip into some entirely different categories? Come up with a few of these for your Idea Bank; you don’t need to conduct extensive research. Just know what it is and know the key details.
Hello! And welcome to the latest installment of our SAT Essay Theme Guide series. Today, we tackle SAT essays about knowledge. Since you’re reading an SAT blog, I think it’s safe to assume that you’re pretty familiar with the acquisition of knowledge. It’s why we go to high school and it’s why we’re applying to […]