The biggest change to the SAT essay (and the thing that really distinguishes it from the ACT essay) is that you are required to read and analyze a text, then write about your analysis of the author's argument in your essay.
Your "Reading" grade on the SAT essay reflects how well you were able to demonstrate your understanding of the text and the author's argument in your essay.
The response is free of substantive errors of fact and interpretation with regard to the text.
The response makes appropriate use of textual evidence (quotations, paraphrases, or both), demonstrating an understanding of the source text.
You have 50 minutes to read a passage, analyze the author's argument, and write an essay.
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If you don’t write on the assignment, plagiarize, or don't use your own original work, you'll get a 0 on your essay.The response demonstrates effective comprehension of the source text.The response shows an understanding of the text’s central idea(s) and important details.It's also important to be faithful to the text when you're using direct quotations from the passage.Misquoting or badly paraphrasing the author’s words weakens your essay, because the evidence you’re using to support your points is faulty.The response may contain numerous errors of fact and/or interpretation with regard to the text.The response makes little or no use of textual evidence (quotations, paraphrases, or both), demonstrating little or no understanding of the source text.Otherwise, your essay scoring is done by two graders - each one grades you on a scale of 1-4 in Reading, Analysis, and Writing, for a total essay score out of 8 in each of those three areas.But how do these graders assign your writing a numerical grade? Based on the College Board’s stated Reading, Analysis, and Writing criteria, I've created the below charts (for easier comparison across score points).The response demonstrates little or no comprehension of the source text.The response fails to show an understanding of the text’s central idea(s), and may include only details without reference to central idea(s).