November scores are out today and I got a 2120! (Almost a 200 point increase from my first SAT) Your Essay Guide and Math Guide helped so much (although there is still room to improve for my math so I’ll be working on that) so thank you! Critical Reading is still my weakest category… to improve in that category, should I just do more practice sections?
Today I finished reading your Essay Guide (which was very helpful thank you!). I have a quick question on the body paragraphs of an essay. From my understanding, it seems as if a body paragraph for the SAT includes a mini-thesis, and details germane to the thesis follow. Now I’ve been taught that a general body paragraph structure should be topic sentence, evidence, commentary, evidence commentary. Would you say that, for an SAT essay, this structure should be ignored?
I struggle a lot with coming up with good pieces of evidence for essay prompts. Do you recommend I just research a copious amount of “could be” pieces of evidence? And what do you recommend doing if, while taking the SAT, you can not think of sufficient pieces of evidence for the prompt? I personally hate making stuff up, so when I come to a prompt that I have very little knowledge about, I usually draw a blank, and am unsure of what to do.