I was wondering if you could help me out with this question. I can't seem to find specifics in prep books or online.... I've seen suggested in several places that students should be familiar with a few specific topics that they can use for examples on their essay, e.g., from literature and/or history. I was wondering if there is a preference for one kind of literature over another. It seems classic literature is an obvious choice, but what about more current, but still highly regarded, literary fiction? How you seen any information on this? Or know where I can go looking? Thanks so much,
I've been helping students score highly on their SAT essays for years, and the key is to have a clear thesis and strong, supporting examples. As much as I hate to say it, the details in their essays don't have to be 100% accurate as long as they support the thesis. Here is a really funny, honest look at how to write a high-scoring SAT essay:
The thing about the book you recommend is that the test are not made by the test maker. I suggest that people get practice tests from the College Board. They can be found in "The Official SAT Study Guide, 2nd edition" and on the College Board's SAT Practice page http://sat.collegeboard.com/practice/
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