Richie’s SAT Essay

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  • Published : May 4, 2015 - 10:19
  • Updated : May 4, 2015 - 10:21

2. Writing your Essay (Combined Famous Person/Personal Biography Body):


Grab Attention:

Start by stating your opinion on the prompt or a quote that was given to you in the prompt:

It is a well known saying that _______ . (Elaboration = 1 sentence). Yet _______ .

Example: It is a well known saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Since a picture is worth a thousand words, how much more can an expression or physical interaction convey that words simply cannot? Yet body language, physical interaction, and even the dry, written words of an email cannot replace the satisfaction that a conversation can produce.

Transition to Thesis:

Next, transition to your thesis by drawing a connection between your opening story and your final thought (thesis):

This is because ________.

Example: This is because an audible, verbal conversation can both convey the higher meanings of words, while also expressing the deeper emotions and feelings hidden in our body language or tone of voice.


Thus, I believe that ______ .

Example: Thus, I believe that talking is the most effective and satisfying way to communicate with others.