Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2011’

SAT Essay, Part 3: Three Tips for a Strong Thesis


A thesis is a single sentence that summarizes the overall point of your paper. Your thesis statement is the most important sentence in your essay. It’s the anchor, the fulcrum, the central point of your paper. Every good SAT essay has an identifiable thesis. Getting the thesis right is a giant step toward getting the whole paper right. It is like pointing the bow of a ship in the proper direction at the start of a voyage.

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Just Sayin’


I first heard this expression from students in my English classes about twelve years ago. It would typically go something …

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SAT Essay, Part 2: Six Time Management Tips


Success on the SAT essay depends upon using time efficiently. You might be capable of writing a prize-winning essay, but …

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