SAT Writing Practice Questions – SAT Writing practice Videos
SAT English Grammar Rules
1) Writing: Solving Word Precision — Basic Example
2) Writing: Solving Word Precision — Hard Example
3) Writing: Concision — Basic Example
4) Writing: Concision — Harder Example
5) Writing: Syntax — Basic Example
6) Writing: Syntax— Harder Example
7) Writing: Sentence Boundaries — Basic example
8) Writing: Sentence Boundaries — Harder Example
9) Writing: Subordination and coordination — Basic example
10) Writing: Subordination and coordination — Harder example
11) Writing: End of Sentence Punctuation—Basic Example
12) Writing : End-of-sentence punctuation — Harder example
13) Writing: Within-Sentence Punctuation — Harder example 1
14) Writing: Parallel structure — Basic example
15) Writing: Parallel structure — Harder example
16) Writing: Modifier placement — Basic example
17) Writing: Modifier placement — Harder example
18) Writing: Shift in verb tense and mood — Basic example
19) Writing: Shift in verb tense and mood — Harder example
20) Writing: Pronoun person and number — Basic example
21) Writing: Pronoun Clarity — Basic example
22) Writing: Pronoun Clarity — Harder example
23) Writing: Pronoun-antecedent agreement — Basic example
24) Writing: Pronoun-antecedent agreement — Harder example
Writing and language : These skills focus on revising argumentative, informative, and non-fiction narrative passages.
1) Writing: Argument
2) Writing: Informative
3) Writing: Narrative
SAT Writing and Language Test consists of 4 passages with 11 questions each (35 minutes).
The Writing and Language Test assesses your ability to revise and edit texts about a range of topics.
Passages on the Writing and Language Test cover a range of topics and vary in both format and content.
- Topics: History/Social Studies, Humanities, and Science passages typically look like short academic papers, while the Careers passages may explore specific job fields.
Text Type: There are three different text types for Writing and Language passages:
1) Argument passages take a strong position and use evidence to support a claim
2) Narrative Nonfiction passages tell a story with a clear beginning, middle, and end
3) Informative or explanatory passages aim to educate the reader about a topic
What the questions are asking:
Questions are divided into two broad types:
- Expression of Ideas questions will ask you to improve the effectiveness of communication in a piece of writing.
- Standard English Conventions questions will ask you to make sentences consistent with standard written English grammar, usage, punctuation and other conventions/rules.
A few more things to keep in mind . . .
Many of the test questions rely on the context of the passage, so you may have to read more than the sentence that corresponds to the question to choose the best answer.
When there are no additional directions or questions, assume that you have to choose the option that is most effective or correct.
Some passages include one or more tables, graphs, or charts that relate to the topic of the passage. A graphic may provide additional support for a point made in the passage. Questions may ask you to use information from the graphic(s) to correct an error in the passage. You’ll never have to make corrections to the graphic itself.
What is “precise” word choice?
When discussing word choice, precision refers to picking just the right word in just the right moment.
Words can have different meanings depending on how and when they’re used. This means that, even when two words mean similar things, one might be a better choice in a given situation.
- The well-documented provenance of the painting is proof of the work’s sincerity.
- The well-documented provenance of the painting is proof of the work’s authenticity.
Explanation: While “authentic” and “sincere” can mean similar things in certain contexts, “sincerity” typically refers to virtuous behavior, which isn’t a logical way to describe a painting. “Authentic” is a much more appropriate word in this context.