Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
At the end of a tiring trip, it’s a nice feeling to finally pull into your own driveway and put the car in park. That’s how good essays should come to an end also — with a graceful and satisfying sense of closure. An essay without a conclusion is like slamming on the brakes a block from home.
A solid essay is organized – built solidly brick by brick. If you follow the outline and the organizing guidelines we’ve discussed in previous posts, you have taken an essential step toward a high-scoring essay.
This is the fifth part of our series on preparing for the SAT essay. All of these articles are excerpts …
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.