High School Essay Intensive, Second Edition


With content updated in 2016 for SAT®, ACT®, and techniques for writing a college application, this seminar also offers tools and tips for general composition skills.

N/A This package includes:

5 DVDs (6.5 hours) Student Handouts Portable Walls for the Essayist Statement from The College Board, Creator of the SAT Test: “Our own research involving the test scores of more than 150,000 students admitted to more than 100 colleges and universities shows that, of all the sections of the SAT, the writing section is the most predictive of college success…”

What Are SAT Graders Looking For? Click here to view an example of our methods used in an actual SAT essay.

This class is also available live. Click here to see live seminar locations.


Part 1A: General Strategies for Essay Writing: Length and Structure

Initial Exercise A Hurt and Rescue Operation What is an essay? Two Questions Writers Need to Ask Translating Assignment Length to Paragraphs Types of Paragraph The TRIAC Paragraph Model Essay Models Part 1B: General Strategies for Essay Writing: Invention and Style

Canons of Rhetoric Invention Practicing Common Topics of Invention Practice with TRIAC Outline Style Sentence Patterns Literary Devices: Schemes and Tropes Practice with Sentence Openers and Figures of Speech Part 2: Understanding and Preparing for the New ACT® Essay

ACT General Guidelines The Assignment Strategies for Planning Strategies for Writing Strategies for Proofing Part 3: Understanding and Preparing for the Redesigned SAT® Essay

General Guidelines The Assignment Annotating Handy Annotation System Annotating Practice Strategies for Planning Strategies for Writing Using Effective Vocabulary Strategies for Proofing Part 4: Strategies for the Personal Essay

General Guidelines Sample Essay Prompts Strategies for Planning: Pop out from the Crowd Strategies for Writing, Editing, and Proofreading A Not-So-Secret Secret Final Practice Concluding Comments Last Bits of Advice for Life

Do you have additional students using the program? You can purchase the High School Essay Intensive Student Handouts as an e-book or a spiral bound book.

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