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SAT prep – SAT Essay Structure – Chegg Test Prep

SAT prep – SAT Essay Structure – Chegg Test Prep

[Applause] think of the SAT essay as a well organized closet just like most things in life it needs structure it may take a while to arrange but once you have a system down everything makes sense let’s go over how a good essay should be organized it’s important for you to begin with an introductory paragraph this paragraph should be from two to three sentences long it should also clearly state your thesis by indicating how you will answer the prompt and introduce examples that you’re going to use remember that the graders will be reading hundreds of thousands of these essays so the introductory paragraph is crucial for drawing your reader in next comes the body of the essay try to write a body paragraph for each example you have be structured and succinct write three examples which means three body paragraphs putting your best example first followed by your second best example and then your third and remember to save time and space to write a conclusion remember each body paragraphs should begin with a topic sentence a topic sentence is a sentence that introduces your point and your example it will be the focus of your paragraph it lets the reader know what you’re going to discuss so follow it up with six to seven sentences about it finally try to end each paragraph with a concluding sentence before you move on to your next example and body paragraph a concluding sentence is the last sentence of the paragraph it concludes the paragraph and what the main idea is when you move on to your next body paragraph use transitional words or transitional phrases think of transitional words and phrases as the links from paragraph to paragraph they help tie the logical relationships between your ideas and set the foundation of your tone for the next paragraph here are some examples of transition words however to indicate contrast therefore to indicate a result furthermore to indicate the extension of an argument 1st 2nd or 3rd to indicate a sequence of examples or reasons and nevertheless to indicate irony after you’ve developed and express your ideas as fully as possible it’s time to move on to your conclusion your conclusion should be in a separate paragraph and it can be about three to five sentences long and ended you should rephrase your thesis refer to your examples and add a closing thought here’s a protip for you if you’re in the middle of a body paragraph and you’re Proctor suddenly announces that there are only five minutes left finish your sentence move ahead and write your conclusion because you will probably lose points if your essay lacks a conclusion and that’s it the structure of a good essay like that closet all it takes is some clear organization and practice unfortunately there’s no shortcut to this you’ve just got to write more read more and then write some more but I have faith in you you can do this [Applause] [Music]