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SAT Essay, Part Two

September 25, 2016

The framers of the SAT essay have given you some valuable guidelines in the formation of your essay:

The words in boxes.

Prior to reading the essay you will be given a set of instructions to direct your reading of the text.  Something like:

As you read x look for how x uses:

Evidence to support 

Reasoning to develop

Style or persuasive language to add power

The words in the box should be more thorough-going than mine.  I am interested in giving you the simplest possible frame for:

  • What you need to see in your reading
  • How you will be judged as a writer

Underline shamelessly.  Look for structure in your own essay plan.

And then the second box will say something like–

Write an essay about how x uses (the first box of stuff) to persuade about x.

Focus, and don’t muddy things with your own opinion on the topic.

Disclaimer:  This post for private record only. Not for public use or advice of any kind.

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