The Thing 90% of You Are Missing in Your Topic Sentence — Template Part II

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series SAT Essay Template

This is Part 2 of a multi-post series on writing the 25-minute SAT essay, a paragraph-by-paragraph, sentence-by-sentence breakdown. Basically, these posts will construct a full-fledged essay template. Paragraph 2 — Example 1/Analysis (approx. 7-10 sentences): Paragraph 2 is your first body paragraph. This is where you analyze your first example, but for now, let’s just focus on the first sentence of the paragraph, your topic sentence. Sentence 1: topic sentence that states you’re going to use specific example #1 to support …

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Intros Are Virtually Useless — Template Part I

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series SAT Essay Template

You know the 5-paragraph essay format you learned way back when? Use it. Or at least use a 4-paragraph essay where you cut out one of the body paragraphs. Of course there are other formats that can get you a nice score on this essay, but if you don’t already know them, now is not the time to learn or practice unfamiliar writing models…not with this much riding on the line. If you’re already familiar with other formats, then I’m …

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