College Exams (SAT`s)/SAT Writing essay


I was wondering what specific events/people/literature I should thoroughly research before hand to reference for the SAT Writing essay? Right now, after looking at a lot of samples, I think Henry Thoreau might be a good choice, but whom else should I research?

Quite honestly, Terrance, I would suggest you spend your time preparing for the SAT test and don't worry about the essay.  Rarely does it play much of a role in college admission decisions.   Many colleges do not even look at your writing score.  My suggestion for the essay is to make sure you take a stance on the subject and use an example or two from history or a character in a book or something from your life experience.   Brainstorm a few minutes before you begin so you know what ideas you want to include.  Have a strong beginning and summarizing paragraph.

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Susie Watts


I can answer questions pertaining to college selection and application strategies, SAT and ACT test preparation, and general areas of education involving students from kindergarten through high school.


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