Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
After eight years, the SAT is giving up on the essay. Is this a good idea or a bad one?
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.
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.