First of all, a student should understand correctly what exactly they have read. This score focuses on the actual writing skill – not the ideas presented.
Are they using evidence such as quotes to show that they understand? WRITING The writing score identifies how capable the student is when it comes to using language. Typically, each and every SAT essay will consist of a single passage no fewer than 650 words and no greater than 750 words in length.
In each prompt, you will be presented with a claim and the author will endeavor to persuade you that their claim is valid.
For example, they may tell you that climate change is not a bad thing, or that the gender wage gap is entirely made up, or that the moon landing was fake.
There are countless others, including imagery, figurative language, emotional appeals, statistics, and repetition. )The College Board contracts an outside company (Pearson) to provide extensive training to SAT Essay readers to make sure all the readers are consistent in the scoring.
They even make the readers take a test to make sure they understand the scoring guideline!
More importantly, in writing it, they are provided with the opportunity to showcase their writing, analysis and reading skills.
Each of the aforementioned skills are paramount to success not only as a student, but also as a future professional in the workforce.
The overall objective of the new SAT essay is to gauge the student’s ability to analyze the argument presented by the author of the passage. In order to do this, they must focus on how the original writer utilizes evidence, reason or other elements to create a solid and convincing argument. The only thing that will change is the passage that students will be asked to review.
If a student is able to view the prompt prior to test day, they will be in a better position to prepare.