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Ch 2: SAT Writing: About the Writing Section

About This Chapter

Review the essential elements of writing effective essays to prepare for the college-entry SAT writing section. Video lessons and quizzes offer review in the craft of writing and practice exercises in a clear and easy-to-use format.

SAT Writing: About the Writing Section - Chapter Summary

Analyze the vital fundamentals for writing strong essays with our SAT review. These lessons address writing basics you need to know for success on the SAT writing section. Lessons in this chapter cover:

  • Enhancing sentences
  • Finding errors within sentences
  • Perfecting paragraphs
  • Organization of the SAT essay

The lessons in this chapter are composed of an overview of the writing section, question samples and basic strategies. You can also find out what to expect from the writing prompts and timing of the test. Video lessons with quizzes present each topic in an easily understandable format to make sure you grasp these writing essentials for test day.

SAT Writing Objectives

The SAT is a college-entry assessment in which you can demonstrate your readiness for upper-level courses. The writing section's multiple-choice questions assess your knowledge of improving sentences, identifying sentence errors and improving paragraphs. The final portion of the writing section contains the writing prompt and your written essay. Some of the writing objectives of these lessons include:

  • Developing point of view based on a writing prompt
  • Supporting point of view
  • Using rules for standard, written English

The SAT writing section includes multiple-choice questions about finding sentence errors, improving grammar, and making better choices in word usage, in addition to a short, written essay. By watching this chapter's video lessons and taking the brief quizzes, you can review the basics and judge your own readiness for this part of the SAT test.

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