Ch 8: SAT Writing - Parts of an Essay: Tutoring Solution

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

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  • Begin your review or other SAT preparation work.
  • Identify the parts of an essay concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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This chapter of our SAT prep tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to review the parts of an essay and earn acceptable scores. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding essay organization, essay introductions, main idea, thesis statements, topic sentences, or any other parts of an essay topic
  • Have limited time for studying
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  • Find themselves needing help with the parts of an essay portion of their review
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  • Want to get ahead in their SAT preparation
  • Don't have access to an SAT prep instructor

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to organize an essay.
  • Study methods for writing a thesis and capturing the audience.
  • Understand the 5-paragraph essay structure.
  • Learn about main ideas and topic sentences.
  • Determine methods for writing thesis statements.
  • Learn to write a strong essay body.
  • Get tips on structuring essay paragraphs.

10 Lessons in Chapter 8: SAT Writing - Parts of an Essay: Tutoring Solution
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Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

1. Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

Working with an established essay structure provides writers with the necessary elements of a successful essay. In this lesson, we'll work through the drafting process for the five-paragraph essay and make note of important dos and don'ts.

How to Organize an Essay

2. How to Organize an Essay

In this video, we will cover the steps involved in organizing an essay. We'll talk about titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, transition statements and editing.

Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

3. Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

We'll look at the importance of the introductory paragraph and engaging your audience through the use of attention getters, a bridge, and an arguable thesis. Three of the most common attention getters are specifically defined, and examples are provided in this lesson.

Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

4. Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

What exactly is your essay about? Writing great thesis statements and topic sentences that align with your main idea will help readers to understand the theme, ideas, and central focus of your essay.

How to Write a Thesis Statement

5. How to Write a Thesis Statement

Find yourself confounded by thesis statements? Writing an excellent thesis statement doesn't require magic or luck, but it does require a few key elements we'll lay out for you in the lesson that follows.

How to Write a Strong Essay Body

6. How to Write a Strong Essay Body

This video will show you how to achieve unified, coherent body paragraphs in your essays. By creating well-developed body paragraphs, your essays will be cleaner, sharper and earn you a better grade!

How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

7. How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

When structuring a paragraph, you shouldn't just go throwing together a few sentences. The sentences that make up a paragraph should all flow together and represent the same topic to make up a strong paragraph. This video explains how to put together your sentences and paragraphs to maximize their impact.

How to Write and Use Transition Sentences

8. How to Write and Use Transition Sentences

Like a road map, transitions guide readers through your essay. This lesson examines the way writers transition between sentences, within paragraphs and between paragraphs to make for a smooth reading experience.

How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements

9. How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements

Follow this easy method to write a wonderful conclusion to your paper. Here you will find everything you need, including some most excellent writing tips!

What is APA Format? - Style & Definition

10. What is APA Format? - Style & Definition

This is an introduction to the writing style guide and format produced by the American Psychological Association, known as APA style. These style rules are often used for publications in the social sciences.

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