SAT WRITING WORKBOOK
HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY IN 1,500 SECONDS
Here’s the list of the twelve principles of good writing, reproduced to remind you once more that referring to them again and again will work to your advantage as you prepare for the SAT.
Analyze the topic carefully.
Narrow the topic mercilessly.
Choose a main idea that matters.
Gather and arrange ideas purposefully.
Hook readers with a gripping introduction.
Develop paragraphs coherently.
Use plain and precise words.
Vary the sentence structure.
End the essay memorably.
Editing and Proofreading
Edit for clarity.
Edit for interest.
Check for standard usage and mechanics.