What happens if you decide at the last minute to add one more school to your college list, and that school requires an essay component?
Unfortunately, you would have to sign up to take the general SAT (this time including the SAT Essay) all over again.
He looked at the 15 samples in the Score Write book that the College Board distributed to high schools nationwide to prepare students for the new writing section.
Perelman studied every graded sample SAT essay that the College Board made public.
The SAT Essay is standardized, just like the general SAT.
This means that Kaplan knows exactly how the SAT Essay is presented, what the essay graders are looking for in your essay, and how to analyze the source text and write a quality essay in the fifty minutes you’re given to get it all done.
In your essay, analyze how [the author] uses one or more of the features listed above (or features of your own choice) to strengthen the logic and persuasiveness of [his/her] argument.
Be sure that your analysis focuses on the most relevant features of the passage.
That means that if you don’t take the SAT essay at the time of your general SAT and later decide you want an SAT essay score for your applications, you’ll have to retake the entire SAT.
While some colleges don’t consider your SAT essay while evaluating college applications, many do.