Ch 10: SAT Writing - Essay Writing Skills: Tutoring Solution

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The Writing - Essay Writing Skills chapter of this SAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about essay writing. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving essay writing skills required for the SAT exam.

How it works:

  • Begin your review or other SAT preparation work.
  • Identify the essay writing 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.

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

  • Struggle with understanding how to appeal to an audience, construct arguments, structure sentences, use rhetorical skills or any other essay writing topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their SAT preparation
  • Prefer learning about writing visually
  • Find themselves struggling with essay writing
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in preparing for the SAT
  • Need access to SAT review materials

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the characteristics of quality writing.
  • Learn how to engage readers and deflect opposing views.
  • Avoid errors in reasoning and logical fallacies.
  • Write and use transition sentences in an essay.
  • Explain the first, second and third points of view.
  • Understand how good diction relates to style.
  • Avoid faulty comparisons and mixed structures in sentences.
  • Study how language and word choice affects essay tone.

10 Lessons in Chapter 10: SAT Writing - Essay Writing Skills: Tutoring Solution
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How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

1. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

From great ideas to great execution, learn what makes writing 'good' and how to transform your writing from 'okay' to accomplished through the use of specific examples, great ideas, and organization.

How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

2. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

Developing a good writing style starts with developing good diction. You can't craft an essay or story the way you want without being able to choose the right words first. Here's how.

Writing for Your Audience

3. Writing for Your Audience

By understanding some fundamental characteristics about your audience, you can write more effectively and be in better control of how well your writing is received by that audience. This video explains the basic points that you should consider in order to provide more informative and more persuasive essays for your readers.

How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

4. How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

There are three types of appeals that you can use in your persuasive writing to make your arguments more effective. In this video, you'll learn about logical, ethical, and emotional appeals as well as how to use them.

How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

5. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

In this video, we will discuss how word choice sets the tone for your essay. This includes letting the reader know if you are angry, happy or even attempting to refrain from bias. These tools bring your 'voice' into your writing.

Commonly Confused Words in English

6. Commonly Confused Words in English

Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.

The Importance of Using Precise Language in Writing

7. The Importance of Using Precise Language in Writing

The simple tips in this lesson will help your writing come to life. Learn how to choose particular nouns and verbs that are active or that show precise states of being, perfect modifiers, and, as an added bonus, a very powerful writing tool: similes.

How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing

8. How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing

Does your writing redundantly say the same thing twice? Is it full of unnecessary and inessential repetition of things you've already said before? Learn how to fix it here!

Conciseness in Writing: Definition & Meaning

9. Conciseness in Writing: Definition & Meaning

This lesson studies the quality of conciseness in polished, professional writing, and offers examples of both proper conciseness and poor conciseness. This lesson explains how to improve conciseness while revising an early draft.

How to Identify & Reduce Wordiness in Writing

10. How to Identify & Reduce Wordiness in Writing

The overuse of words is a very problematic issue in any form of writing. But how do you actually cut down on wordiness? This lesson gives tips on how to identify and reduce wordiness.

Chapter Practice Exam
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