SAT WRITING WORKBOOK

PART III

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HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY IN 1,500 SECONDS

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Review

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.

Prewriting

images Analyze the topic carefully.

images Narrow the topic mercilessly.

images Choose a main idea that matters.

images Gather and arrange ideas purposefully.

Composing

images Hook readers with a gripping introduction.

images Develop paragraphs coherently.

images Use plain and precise words.

images Vary the sentence structure.

images End the essay memorably.

Editing and Proofreading

images Edit for clarity.

images Edit for interest.

images Check for standard usage and mechanics.