This might be a familiar task if you’ve done it in school, but if not, don’t worry.
The format is straightforward, and with some practice, you can learn how to write a great SAT essay.
The data in this first chart shows the distribution of scores across all three dimensions for students who graduated high school in 2018.
From this chart, we can see that there's the same general trend for the numbers of students who got various Reading and Writing scores, while there's something quite different going on with Analysis scores.
If you have already graduated and are taking a year off, you may contact your secondary school to obtain a graded written paper.
Here's what you need to know: you'll be asked to read a text (typically a speech or editorial of some sort) and discuss how the author effectively builds an argument.
If you are not sure where you will apply, you should strongly consider signing up for the essay.
Your essay score will appear on every score report you send to colleges, regardless of whether or not the school requires an essay.
We became concerned that students at schools where the ACT or SAT is offered for free, but only the optional writing section.
NOTE: If submitting an official score report is a financial hardship, Princeton will continue to review applications with self-reported scores, verified by a school official such as a guidance counselor, college counselor, teacher or dean.