SAT Writing

SAT Essay Prompts

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Some of you may have already noticed, but I added a page to the site last week of real SAT Essay Prompts.  The page provides every SAT Essay Prompt administered by the Collegeboard since the Essay was added to the SAT in March of 2005.  The essay prompts are also broken down into common themes […]

Illogical Comparisons: Why You Can’t Compare Apples to Oranges

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Wow, I really suck at maintaining a blog. I thank those of you who’ve been reading regularly and letting me know that my advice is helping you prepare for your tests. You’ve motivated me to get back to blogging my SAT strategies more regularly. On that note, today we continue with the fourth question type […]

How to Write the Perfect 12-Point SAT Essay, Even if You Suck at Writing (Part 2)

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

This post of is a continuation of my first post on the SAT Essay Section. If you’re preparing for the SAT Essay, you may want to first start there. In my last post I talked a little bit about the Essay and some of the superficial things that matter. Basically what I wrote about yesterday […]

How to Write the Perfect 12-Point SAT ESSAY, Even if You Suck at Writing (Part 1)

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Since I’ve been getting so many requests in the last few days to write about the SAT Essay, I’m going to take a break today from the Error Identification Questions to address this topic. When I was preparing for the SAT II Writing Test, the essay was one of the biggest sources of anxiety for […]

SAT Parallelism that has Nothing to do with Math

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Continuing along with the Error Identification Question on the SAT Writing Sections, we come today to Faulty Parallelism Errors. Certain sets of words in a sentence, or the general design of a sentence, often require parallel construction in order to nicely balance the sentence. This is what Parallelism Errors on the SAT test for – […]

The Most Commonly Tested Error on The SAT Writing Sections

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Continuing with Writing Section Error Identification questions, today I’ll be discussing how to conquer Pronoun Errors. One thing you should note about Pronoun Errors are that they are the most common question-types tested on the Writing Sections, so pay close attention. First the basics. What is a Pronoun? Pronouns are simply general nouns that are […]

The 10 Grammatical Concepts You Need to Know to Ace the SAT Writing Sections (MC)

Monday, April 21st, 2008

The big lie of the SAT Reasoning Test is that the Writing Sections test a student’s writing proficiency. Even the 25-minute written essay is not as subjective as you may think. However, I’m not going to get into the Essay today (I’ll go over that in another post). Instead, this post will focus on the […]