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No one would suggest that you write nothing on the SAT Essay. But, my “Reduction to the Absurd Argument” is simply intended to show you the power of the Grammar portion of the test.

The essay score counts for about 30 percent of the writing score, while the grammar score counts for about 70 percent. A lot of students - and a lot of test-prep courses - will spend an inordinate amount of time on the Essay section. But this is probably not the best way to structure your SAT studying time. Especially if you are time-constrained.


Take a look at this example of an SAT score sheet...The Multiple Choice
Grammar   vs. The Essay.
THE SCALE.


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                 ESSAY SCORE
        12---11--10--  -9--  -8--- 7--- 6---   5--- 4--    3--- 2--- 0
49 800 800 800 800 790 770 750 730 720 700 690 680

If you were to receive a “0” on the essay, but Ace the grammar,
you would still score a 680. If you were to score only a “9” on
the essay, you could still score an “800” on the entire Writing Test!
If you were to score only a “4” on the essay, you would still be above “700” on the entire test. The proof is in the numbers. I am not claiming that 49 points on the grammar is easy to achieve, but play a little calculating game with this scale. Go down the left hand column and pick a grammar raw score. Then line up that number with an essay score at the top. You will see the power of learning SAT Grammar.


       12---11--10--  -9--  -8--- 7--- 6---   5--- 4--    3--- 2--- 0
48 800 800 800 780 760 750 730 710 700 680 670 660
47 800 790 770 760 740 720 700 690 670 660 640 630
46 780 770 750 740 720 700 690 670 650 640 620 610
45 770 750 740 720 700 690 670 650 640 620 610 600
44 750 740 720 710 690 670 660 640 630 610 590 580
43 740 730 710 700 680 660 640 630 610 600 580 570
42 730 720 700 690 670 650 630 610 600 580 570 560
41 720 710 690 670 660 640 620 600 590 570 560 550
40 710 690 680 660 640 630 610 590 580 560 550 540
39 700 680 670 650 630 620 600 580 570 550 540 530
38 690 680 660 640 630 610 590 570 560 540 530 520
37 680 670 650 640 620 600 580 560 550 530 520 510
36 670 660 640 630 610 590 570 560 540 530 510 500
35 660 650 630 620 600 580 560 550 530 520 500 490
34 650 640 620 610 590 570 560 540 520 510 490 480
33 650 630 620 600 580 560 550 530 520 500 480 470
32 640 620 610 590 570 550 540 520 510 490 480 470
31 630 620 600 580 570 550 530 510 500 480 470 460
30 620 610 590 580 560 540 520 510 490 480 460 450
29 610 600 580 570 550 530 520 500 480 470 450 440
28 610 590 580 560 540 520 510 490 480 460 440 430
27 600 590 570 550 540 520 500 480 470 450 440 430
26 590 580 560 550 530 510 490 480 460 440 430 420
25 580 570 550 540 520 500 480 470 450 440 420 410
24 580 560 550 530 510 490 480 460 450 430 410 400
23 570 550 540 520 500 490 470 450 440 420 410 400
22 560 550 530 520 500 480 460 440 430 410 400 390
21 550 540 520 510 490 470 450 440 420 410 390 380
20 550 530 520 500 480 460 450 430 420 400 380 370
19 540 520 510 490 470 450 440 420 410 390 380 370
18 530 520 500 490 470 450 430 410 400 380 370 360
17 520 510 490 480 460 440 420 410 390 380 360 350
16 510 500 480 470 450 430 420 400 390 370 350 340
15 510 490 480 460 440 420 410 390 380 360 340 330
14 500 490 470 450 440 420 400 380 370 350 340 330
13 490 480 460 450 430 410 390 380 360 340 330 320
12 480 470 450 440 420 400 380 370 350 340 320 310
11 470 460 440 430 410 390 380 360 350 330 310 300
10 470 450 440 420 400 380 370 350 340 320 300 290
9 460 440 430 410 390 370 360 340 330 310 300 290
8 450 430 420 400 380 370 350 330 320 300 290 280
7 440 430 410 390 380 360 340 320 310 290 280 270
6 430 410 400 380 360 350 330 310 300 280 270 260
5 420 400 390 370 350 330 320 300 290 270 260 250
4 410 390 380 360 340 320 310 290 280 260 240 230
3 390 380 360 350 330 310 290 280 260 250 230 220
2 380 360 350 330 310 290 280 260 250 230 220 200
1 360 350 330 320 300 280 260 240 230 210 200 200
0 340 330 310 300 280 260 240 230 210 200 200 200

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Bob
7/20/2012

Thanks, Serwis.

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8/12/2012

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