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High School Essay Writing for the SAT

SAT Essay WritingThe new version of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will no longer require students to complete the essay portion of the exam. College-bound students should continue to brush up on their paragraph and essay writing, writing mechanics, and research paper writing skills for various reasons. First, colleges and universities have higher-than-ever expectations in these areas. In addition, some higher-level institutions will still require that applicants submit a score for the SAT essay along with their application.

Do Your Homework

Students should research the colleges and universities where they are interested in applying to find out which schools require an SAT writing score. If a student decides to skip the essay portion of the SAT and applies to a college or university that requires a score for the writing portion of the SAT, the student will have to retake the entire SAT. Students cannot simply retake the essay portion of the SAT alone.

What to Expect

The updated essay portion of the SAT will test a student’s analysis skills by asking them to read a passage, explain how the author persuades the audience, and support their explanation with evidence from the text all within the allotted time. The previous version of the SAT writing required students to write an essay on a topic provided to them within a certain amount of time.

Setting you up for Success

Time4Writing does not offer a specific SAT Essay Writing Course for high school students, however, students can still prepare for college-level essay writing with several of our 8-week courses.

The High School Essay Writing course and the High School Research Paper courses can help students who plan on taking the writing portion of the SAT or those who want to get their essay writing skills college-ready.

For high school students who want to prepare for their freshman English Composition classes, the High School Writing Mechanics course or the High School Paragraph Writing course are helpful options.

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