SAT Writing

As an author and English major, I absolutely love the SAT Writing section. The writing section is comprised of multiple choice questions, which represent 70% of your writing score. The essay represents 30% of the student’s score. Students who work hard and study the grammar, usage, and mechanics review I give them, can look forward to improving their writing score a great deal. We focus on the areas of standard written English that are most frequently tested in the SAT Writing section, such as subject-verb agreement, ambiguous pronouns, parallel construction, dangling modifiers, coordination and subordination, etc. It’s simple and easy, if the students put in the work, and if they start their review in a timely manner, they can expect to reap the rewards of an improved SAT score. I recommend starting 10-12 weeks prior to their desired test date, but we can accomplish a great deal in a shorter time window if the student is motivated and devotes sufficient time to study. I give the students a template for writing the essay, with recommendations concerning the amount of time to devote to each area of essay-writing.