When you see step-by-step instructions on HOW someone has put an essay together, it’s much more valuable than simply knowing “what” the principles of good writing entail. This book is also full of practical advice on the seven Rules of Engagement students need to know about when constructing an essay. These seven rules provide a clear and comprehensive writing methodology that every student can follow to obtain a top-scoring SAT essay.
A “Snapshot” chapter provides a complete sample essay from start to finish with all the component pieces highlighted and analyzed for impact. Examples of introductory paragraphs full of quotes and anecdotes are included along with an entire chapter of prefabricated content with student paragraphs from history, literature, pop culture, music, sports, movies, and technology. Finally, a chapter entitled “Spin the Prompt” demonstrates how to take any SAT prompt and “spin” it to the content examples you’ve prefabricated.