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Ch 2: PSAT Writing - About the Writing Section: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The About the Writing Section chapter of this PSAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the writing section of the PSAT. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the writing section components and strategies required in a typical PSAT prep course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other PSAT prep work.
  • Identify the writing section concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our PSAT Prep Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the components of the writing section and prepare for the exam. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the structure and scoring of the writing section, difficulty and pattern of questions, types of questions, question-response strategies or any other writing section topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their learning
  • Prefer learning writing skills visually
  • Find themselves struggling to prepare for the writing section of the PSAT
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in preparing for the PSAT
  • Don't have access to their PSAT instructor outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about the writing section simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live PSAT tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about the writing section of the PSAT on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about the structure and timing of the writing section.
  • Find out about the essay required by some schools.
  • Practice sentence and paragraph improvement.
  • Understand how to identify sentence errors.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: PSAT Writing - About the Writing Section: Tutoring Solution
About the PSAT Writing & Language Test

1. About the PSAT Writing & Language Test

In this lesson, learn what you'll see on the Writing & Language Test on the PSAT and get some tips for cracking it. It's not like English class, so it's best to be prepared!

Improving Sentences on the SAT: Question Types, Samples & Strategy

2. Improving Sentences on the SAT: Question Types, Samples & Strategy

While the SAT may no longer designate certain questions as being focused on improving sentences, it will still test your ability to make a sentence both stronger and more stylistically in place.

Identifying Sentence Errors on the SAT: Question Types, Samples & Strategy

3. Identifying Sentence Errors on the SAT: Question Types, Samples & Strategy

While the SAT may have done away with a dedicated category of sentence error questions, that doesn't mean that you won't be asked to answer them. In this lesson, we see how to tackle these questions.

Improving Paragraphs on the SAT: Question Types, Samples & Strategy

4. Improving Paragraphs on the SAT: Question Types, Samples & Strategy

With the shift towards a passage-based exam, you can bet that there will be plenty of opportunities to improve paragraphs on the SAT. In this lesson, we'll review the skills you'll need to master those questions.

Practice with Improving Sentences for the SAT

5. Practice with Improving Sentences for the SAT

With the 2016 changes to the SAT comes a new way at looking at an old skill: improving sentences. See how you'll be asked to improve sentences on this new version of the most popular college admissions test.

Practice with Identifying Sentence Errors for the SAT

6. Practice with Identifying Sentence Errors for the SAT

Once you've learned what the identifying sentence errors questions are, watch this video to get some practice figuring them out for yourself. Explanations are included in case you get stuck.

Practice with Improving Paragraphs for the SAT

7. Practice with Improving Paragraphs for the SAT

The SAT has undergone some pretty big changes as of March 2016, but that doesn't mean that the skills tested in improving paragraph questions have disappeared! In this lesson, we walk through a few practice problems.

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