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SAT: The essay – it’s how you say it not what you say

Crafting a strong essay

  1. you must address the prompt
    A common error of essay composition is to not stay on task and address the prompt throughout the entire essay.  This is key!  Make one main point and support this point in your presentation
  2. plan before you write
    make an outline, brainstorm, talk to others about it, make a rough draft
  3. build to a crescendo
    start with your basic thesis premise and use examples to build to your crescendo… Leave the reading saying to themselves “yes.. I want to know more about this applicant”
  4. keep with the word limit
    550 (or whatever words) means 550.  Use a word count tool and stay on course.

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