Increase Your Score in 3 Minutes a Day: SAT Essay


This accessible guide gives you the tools you need to score high on the new SAT essay.

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This accessible guide gives you the tools you need to score high on the new SAT essay.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071440424
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/14/2004
  • Series: Increase Your Score in 3 Minutes a Day Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 385,049
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Randall McCutcheon is a high school educator nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for innovation in curriculum, with experience teaching English, speech, debate, and journalism. Jim Schaffer, a finalist for the Teacher-in-Space program, is chair of the English Department at Nebraska Wesleyan University, where he teaches English and journalism.

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Table of Contents

Writing Principles
1. The SAT Scars You For Life
2. Debunking Grammar Myths
3. Think About the Reader First
4. One Idea per Sentence
5. Hold It Together
6. Making Sentences Hold Hands
7. Save the Last Dance
8. The Long and the Short of it
9. Re-verb-erate
10. Oops, There it is
11. A Fragment of Your Imagnation
12. Tested You will Be
13. Make Pronouns Point
14. All the World's Offstage
15. Gender Bender
16. Don't Misunderestimate the Right Place
17. Pound the Concrete
18. Gobble Gobbledygook
19. Some Words Are Very, Very Bad
20. And I Said What I Meant
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2004

    Better Than Kaplan...

    I paid more than $800 to attend a Kaplan course to prepare for the SAT and PSAT and I came out of it feeling like I had wasted my money. For any sane student who has more to do than flip through thousands of pages of nonsense this is the book for you. At first I felt that preparing for the SAT would be more difficult, but if you follow what the authors tell you, you will see almost immediate progress. For a money conscious person like me, I especially enjoy the multiple applications of this book, which means that it won't be sitting on the shelf after I get into college. I will definately use this book to help me in my writing in the future. A reasonable study program that won't bore you to death, What more can anyone ask?

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