1 edition of Conquering the new SAT writing found in the catalog.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 136 p. :|
|Number of Pages||64|
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Get the edge you need on the Writing section of the new SAT The SAT is coming up, and you need extra help to tackle the tough Writing section--including the dreaded SAT essay. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover.
Strategies for answering the tough new multiple-choice writing questions• We certainly didn't find that this book was worthy of such high reviews. I will be using it again this year. 3 full-length practice SAT Writing Tests with complete explanations• Each student is different - take a look at other prep books before you settle on this one. A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition.
I was very impressed with the clarity, organization and helpfulness of this book. The presentation of each topic is clearly written, easy to negotiate, and includes a short quiz.
If you tend to get "blocked" by fears that what you write will not be good enough, read these samples -- along with the scored samples on the College Board website -- to see that you only need to be "good enough! It was not particularly effective in his case. I have used this book for a homeschool high school class--I amplified the essay writing component quite a bit, but found the section on the grammar part quite good in what the SAT covers.
This book was worth every cent I paid for it and more. My PSAT writing score was a 560, which I was very unhappy with, but then I used this book for a few weeks and worked with a tutor for the essay who also used this book and brought my score up to a 740 on the SAT writing, and got a 12 on the essay.
Very minimal wear and tear. Some of them have their good points, but one-the slickest, and supposedly the "ultimate"-is shallow and concerned mainly with promoting its author, and some are surprisingly poorly written-not encouraging for a writing textbook! It is also extremely clear, concise and well-written. You also get sample scored SAT essays with readers' comments!
It has general writing tips, plus specialized tips about writing for this particular purpose. " I was really nervous about the new writing part of the SAT so I bought six review books: this one, and ones from Barron's, Princeton Review, Kaplan, REA and Rocket Review.
Now I'm thinking about using "McGraw-Hill's SAT", which I just bought, to help me with the math and reading for the next go around, because it uses a similar kind of approach. Seriously--this should be a required textbook in every high school English class; I am even bringing it to college with me! It was actually the only portion of the test where he fell short of our expectations. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket if applicable included for hard covers.
They gave samples that earned various scores.
Now I'm thinking about using "McGraw-Hill's SAT", which I just bought, to help me with the math and reading for the next go around, because it uses a similar kind of approach.
I learned more in one week about persuasive writing and grammar from this book than I did from 10 years of English classes, and I've been going to a supposedly "top tier" school all my life.