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High school students will gain tools for tackling the timed SAT or ACT essay exam, as well as strategies for crafting personal essays for college applications.
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This seminar presents tools and tips for tackling the timed opinion-based essay as currently included in the SAT exam, and introduces strategies for writing a well-crafted personal essay for a college application. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the .PDF files for the seminar handouts, as well as several bonus files dealing with other aspects of SAT preparation.
Statement from The College Board, Creator of the SAT Test: "Our own research involving the test scores of more than 150,000 students admitted to more than 100 colleges and universities shows that, of all the sections of the SAT, the writing section is the most predictive of college success..."
What Are SAT Graders Looking For? Click here to view an example of our methods used in an actual SAT essay.
In Part One, students write two entire 25-minute essays (a “before” and “after”), review grading criteria from The College Board, complete several types of outlines, and learn how to continue practicing for the test.
Part Two discusses typical questions for college and university application “personal” essays, helps students determine structure based on length, and shows a concrete process for developing ideas. Participants write out one complete “TRIAC” paragraph, and work on a full outline for a real personal essay.
The CD-ROM contains the .pdf files for both seminar handouts, and several bonus files (text, .mp3, and powerpoint) dealing with other aspects of SAT preparation.
This class is also available live. Click here to see live seminar locations.
What Is On Each Disc?
Disc 1 and 2 (Part One)
SAT (Prompt-Based) Essay Preparation
• Practice for the SAT Essay (Responding to a Prompt)
• Initial prompt exercise
• The six-point rubric
• Analysis of scored essays, discussion
• How to practice and prepare for the SAT Essay
• Outlining strategies
• Stylistic considerations
• Second prompt exercise
• Plan for preparation, homework
Disc 3 and 4 (Part Two)
College/University Application Essay
• Planning for the College Application Personal Essay
• Overview of what colleges want
• Analysis of samples
• The Common Application
• Organizational strategies
• Stylistic considerations
• Writing a notable essay
• Planning a draft exercise
CD ROM Includes:
• All the handouts necessary for the seminar
• Patsy Brekke’s “Essays on Demand” lesson plans, a 14-week program with complete prompts and instructions to practice SAT-type essays.
• An SAT Preparation Lecture on MP3 by Julie Walker complete with PowerPoint slides.
Question: Do SAT graders give writers lower scores for “format writing”? Answer
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