Take the chance to show off your vocabulary (, the vocabulary is appropriate and makes sense).
The main reason for this is that a good introduction includes your thesis statement.
For the SAT essay, your thesis (or your "precise central claim") should be a statement about what devices the author uses to build her/his argument.
Whether you've never written an SAT Essay or didn't get the score you wanted on your last test, you can benefit from knowing more: both about the essay itself, and what really matters when the graders are reading your essay.
To introduce you to what you'll have to do, we've gathered up these 15 tips to master the SAT essay.
Introductions can be tricky to write, because whatever you write in that paragraph can then make you feel like you’re locked into writing just about that.
If you’re struggling with the introduction paragraph, leave yourself 10 blank lines at the beginning of the essay and jump into writing your body paragraphs.In real life, there are many ways to support a thesis, depending on the topic.But on the SAT, there's one kind of correct support: specific details drawn from the passage you’re asked to analyze. You don’t have to mention every single detail that makes the argument effective.Be sure that your analysis focuses on the most relevant features of the passage.Your essay should not explain whether you agree with Lindsay’s claims, but rather explain how Lindsay builds an argument to persuade her audience.In fact, your essay will be more coherent and more likely to score higher in Analysis if you focus your discussion on just a few points.It's more important to show that you're able to pick out the most important parts of the argument and explain their function that it is to be able to identify every single persuasive device the author used.In addition, you should avoid using first person statements like "I" or "My" in the essay, along with any other informality.You're writing the equivalent of a school paper, not an opinion piece.Bad (Too informal): “I think that Sam’s super persuasive in this article cause she’s just so passionate.It made me feel kinda bad that I don’t really monster it up in my everyday life.” Good (Formal): “Lindsay’s passionate defense of how drawing monsters 'allows us to laugh at our personal foibles' causes her audience to put themselves in her shoes and empathize with her position.” Finally, try to use different words to describe the same idea—don't use "shows" 15 times.