Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Mastering the SAT Writing Test

by Denise Pivarnik-Nova

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780764598357
ISBN-10: 076459835X
Pages: 200
Publication Date: 09/02/2005
Carton Quantity: 20

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

* An overview of the new SAT exam

* An overview of the Writing Test, including the essay and multiple-choice questions

* A diagnostic test

Part II: The Essay and Verbal Review

* 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

* Practice writing essays

Part III: Practice Exams

* Four full-length practice tests with complete answers and explanations

* Two model essay responses per test, each with suggested scoring and detailed analysis



Denise Pivarnik-Nova

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. Read More