SAT Writing Tips Post

New SAT Sample Essay & Links to All 6 Official SAT Essay Topics

Did you know that the new SAT (debuting in March of 2016) has a new essay format?  You now have 50 minutes to write, and the format has been totally revamped.

If you would like an example of what the College Board is looking for, then it helps to read some sample essays first.  There are some in the new SAT book, and now I've chosen to write a sample essay of my own as well. 

Here is an example of a new essay topic: Official SAT Essay #1 PDF

Here is my sample essay for that topic: My Sample Essay For the New SAT

And while we're at it, here are some free official essay topics for you to study and practice:

Official new SAT Essay #1A

Official new SAT Essay #2A

Official new SAT Essay #2 PDF

Official new SAT Essay #3 PDF

Official new SAT Essay #4 PDF

I strongly suggest that you write the essays by hand using the blank essay space provided in the book, to get a feel for the length and the timing.  Most of us can type faster than we can write, but for now at least, the SAT is still a paper and pencil test.   

Happy writing,



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