Is the dreaded SAT Writing Test weighing heavily on your mind? Get in shape to tackle it with this in-depth writing workout. In comfortable CliffsNotes? style, you'll get the information you need to improve your score - fast! Part I - Introduction includes: an overview of the new SAT exam; an overview of the Writing Test, including the essay and multiple-choice questions; and, a diagnostic test. Part II - The Essay and Verbal Review covers: essay writing skills, from topic sentences to conclusions; rules to review and remember; sample essays with critiques on why they are good and how they could be better; review of grammar and usage you need to know; practice with multiple-choice questions; and, practice writing essays. Part III - Practice Exams contain four full-length practice tests with complete answers and explanations, and two model essay responses per test, each with suggested scoring and detailed analysis.
DENISE PIVARNIK-NOVA teaches College Preparation and Advanced Placement English. She has served as an Item Writer for the SAT and ACT; she is an independent consultant for the College Board as well as a Reader of the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition Exam.