Writing a Good Essay – Structure

SAT test preparation should focus on all aspects of the SAT- Math, Critical Reading, and Writing. In this, and succeeding articles, we will discuss various parameters that would help you do

 well 
on the SAT writing section,

 essay 
in particular. In this article on SAT test preparation, we will talk about how important is an

 essay 
structure.

Believe me, it is a bad idea to start writing an

 essay 
the moment you finish reading the

 essay 
prompt. The truth is that most students follow this suicidal strategy, believing that this would waste time. It would be worthwhile to understand that SAT test graders evaluate your efforts taking the whole of

 essay 
, and not just a part of it. So, what is the

 best 
strategy to do

 well 
on the SAT

 essay 
section? Among others, one of the

 best 
techniques is to create a general outline of the

 essay 
. Let me give you an example to illustrate my point here.

Suppose you have to reach your friend’s place, and you have not been there before. Which strategy would be

 better 
– taking you car and rushing into the traffic, asking for directions to his place? OR outlining the directions before setting out? Just as a traveler cannot do without maps, students would not be able to create a

 good 

 essay 
without creating an outline. SAT

 essay 
graders look for a solid structure in an

 essay 
. There are three things a SAT test grader would look for in an

 essay 
:

1. Meaningful Progression of Ideas

2. Logical Progression

3. Introduction, Body and Conclusion

When you create an outline, it helps you focus on the

 essay 
. It also saves you time. In short, it gives you directions to create an impressive

 essay 
. Try a few SAT practice tests, and if you find yourself rambling and running short of time while writing an

 essay 
, you surely need to start creating an outline before writing an

 essay 
.

You must brainstorm before expressing your thoughts in the form of an

 essay 
. If you agree/disagree to a prompt, you should try to outline your thoughts to justify your opinion. Test makers and graders, both know that it is literally impossible for a student to elaborate every aspect of the question.

Here is what the structure of an

 essay 
should look like:

1. The Main Idea which Includes including a Thesis Statement

2. Main Body

3. Conclusion

These three points constitutes a proven formula for scoring high on the SAT

 essay 
. Do not underestimate or neglect this formula. It has worked in the past, and it will continue to work in future too. The Main Body can be split into two paragraphs. This would make the

 essay 
structure distributed across four paragraphs.

There is one mistake you may like to watch out for- skipping the outline process. NEVER think that the outline process would waste your time. On the contrary, by not creating an outline, you would be wasting your time, not knowing where to head while you write one paragraph after another, nursing the misconception that this will impress the Test Grader. Remember, all it takes I just a few minutes to create an outline. And this would guarantee a solid

 essay 
.

 
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