Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2011’

Myth Buster: How Many Sentences Must a Paragraph Have?


I used to ask this question at some point in every English class I taught: “How many sentences in a paragraph?”

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SAT Essay, Part 6: Three Tips for Your Introduction


This is the fifth part of our series on preparing for the SAT essay. All of these articles are excerpts …

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Postcards and Positive Pedagogy


In an earlier post, I talked about the importance of providing positive feedback on student papers. I have always found …

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SAT Essay, Part 5: Three Tips for Supporting Your Position


Your thesis contains the point of your essay – what you think about the issue given you in the essay prompt. Now you’ve got to defend your opinion. You need to give clear and persuasive reasons for thinking the way you do.

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