Which SAT question is worth 10% of your score?
Open up any SAT test booklet and the first section you see will be the written essay. Your essay score represents approximately one-third of your Writing score, which means that this one question actually represents 10% of your overall SAT score!
The criteria used to judge the SAT essay are not a secret. The College Board publishes both the grading criteria (known as the "scoring rubric") and the guidelines by which readers are told to evaluate the SAT essays they review. And, the standards the readers apply to your SAT essay are not unlike those your college professors will use to evaluate your writing in college.
At BTP we focus on helping you to strengthen your ability to write a logical and precise essay, using the accepted academic format (introduction, thesis sentence, body paragraphs, and conclusion). We've created a step-by-step tutorial for guiding you through the process. We also focus a lot of attention on helping you to learn to think like a reader. Once you understand how your writing will be evaluated, you will know how to write a high-scoring essay.
Take the time you need to develop this skill. Not only will it serve you well in college, but it could also increase your overall score by more than 100 points!
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