The SAT Essay is a lot like a typical college writing assignment in which you’re asked to analyze a text. Take the SAT with Essay and show colleges that you’re ready to come to campus and write.
A little while back, we wrote an arguing against killing off the undergraduate essay. The piece generated a lot of reaction, much of it focused on the question of what an essay should be.
Argument essay should look like
1. Ensure your admissions essay fully explains your Early Action or Early Decision choice
Admissions committees do not enjoy reading personal statements that could be speaking about any school, especially when written by Early Action or Early Decision candidates. Your admissions essay should prove that this college is not just your first-choice school, but that it is your only highly regarded school. After all, that is why you are applying early--right? Your next step is to make the admissions committee believe that.
4. Editing the Expository Essay
Next, proofread and correct errors in grammar and mechanics, and edit to improve style and clarity. While an expository essay should be clear and concise, it can also be lively and engaging. Having a friend read the essay helps writers edit with a fresh perspective. The principle purpose of the introduction is to present your position (this is also known as the "thesis" or "argument") on the issue at hand but effective introductory paragraphs are so much more than that. Before you even get to this thesis statement, for example, the essay should begin with a "hook" that grabs the reader’s attention and makes them want to read on. Examples of effective hooks include relevant quotations ("no man is an island") or surprising statistics ("three out of four doctors report that…").