The SAT Essay: Description, Timing & Strategies


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Which of these is a waste of time on the SAT Essay Section?

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1. How much time do you have for the essay?

2. Which best describes the essay section?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The essay is different from any other part of the SAT, and this quiz tests you on what to know about the SAT essay and strategies to help. You will be asked to recall time requirements related to writing an SAT essay, as well as how the essay is scored.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This SAT essay quiz specifically tests your ability to:

  • Recall the two parts of the SAT essay prompt
  • Remember how long you have to write your essay
  • Understand a given score on the SAT essay
  • Determine the least important strategy for your essay
  • Recognize how much of your total Writing score is determined by the essay

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most important information found in the lesson on strategies for the SAT essay
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have gained regarding SAT essay strategies
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer a series of questions about the SAT essay

Additional Learning

To learn more about preparing for the SAT, read the lesson titled The SAT Essay: Description, Timing & Strategies. It covers the following objectives:

  • Summarize the history of the SAT essay
  • Explain what is expected of a test-taker on the essay section of the SAT
  • Examine how the essay is scored and how it affects the rest of your SAT score
Final Exam
Chapter Exam
SAT Writing: The Essay Portion
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