School Prepster: Study Tips 101 :: How to Write the Perfect Essay
Part 4 - How To Write The SAT Essay In 9 Minutes
An essay question is just what the name implies--an essay. You know that an essay should have a thesis or purpose statement; the answer you write for the essay question should also have a thesis to help you organize your thoughts and keep you from straying from your main point. A clear thesis will also make your answer easy for your instructor to follow.
Part 2 - How To Write The SAT Essay In 9 Minutes
Write the essay, describing each part or component and making transitions between each of your descriptions. Some useful transition words include:
You should keep your introduction for the IELTS essay short. Remember you only have 40 minutes to write the essay, and some of this time needs to be spent planning. Therefore, you need to be able to write your introduction fairly quickly so you can start writing your body paragraphs.So, the material has been gathered, books and articles read, stenographer's pads filled with quotations, notes, ideas, comments, and feelings, and a bibliography constructed. How do you write the essay?
In short: . Ok, so perhaps a bit of an overstatement. You have "the fixins" of the essay.After outlining, write the essay, filling in the details. Be as specific as possible. Do not be satisfied with general statements such as, "Spallanzani advanced the science of microbe hunting." How so? -- by exposing superstitions. What superstitions? -- he proved the Vegetative Force to be a myth by cleverly demonstrating that microbes must have parents. Generalities by themselves are boring. Details alone are just a grocery list. Use your details to support a general context, and then draw relevant conclusions.
The only reason I can think of writing on paper is if your ideas just flow much, much better. If you have found this to be the case, then maybe–though I say this very reluctantly–write the essay on scratch paper. Even then, if you don’t write well on computer, I would get in the habit of using this medium to write the essay. In the long run, it will save you time and allow you to write more.