Princeton Review How to Write Essays for Standardized Tests
Princeton Review How to Write Essays for Standardized Tests

How to Write Essays for Standardized Tests



Publication Date: September 14, 2021

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Ages 14 And Up, Grades 9 And Up

From the college admission experts, an essential guide on how to successfully conquer the many different kinds of essays found on common high schools standardized exams such as the ACT, APs, SSAT, TOEFL, and more.

Writing essays for standardized tests is different than writing essays for class or applications. The space you have to make your argument, the time you have to consider your approach, and the criteria that graders are using to asses your work—these all require a different writing approach.

The experts at The Princeton Review have analyzed popular high school standardized tests (including the SAT, ACT, APs, TOEFL, and more) and created an innovative guide that groups the essays found in these exams into common types, then breaks down the best ways to approach each one. The book begins with a “choose your own adventure” section that maps out which chapters a student should review depending on the test they’re prepping for, and each content chapter ends with “good” and “bad” essay examples. Content chapters cover:

General advice for all essays

Short answer and long essay approaches

How to analyze textual content; quantitative content; and graphical/visual content

Incorporating outside information and content

Making calculations within an essay (common in math and science AP tests)

Rhetorical analysis and synthesis

Argumentative and critical essays

…plus additional unique topics, such as letter/email writing (found in some foreign-language APs) and foreign-language essay approaches.

About the Author

The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help.

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 224 pages

Publisher: Princeton Review

Publication Date: September 14, 2021

ISBN: 9780525571537

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