You now have 50 minutes to write, and the format has been totally revamped.
If you would like an example of what the College Board is looking for, then it helps to read some sample essays first.
You’ll have 50 minutes to write the essay, which will come at the end of the SAT.
You’re given two double-sided, lined pages to write on, so be sure you can include everything you want to say in that space, but don’t feel you need to fill up all the pages.
Your essay should not explain whether you agree with [the author]'s claims, but rather explain how [the author] builds an argument to persuade [her/his/their] audience." Now that you know the format, let's look at the SAT essay prompts list.
The College Board has released a limited number of prompts to help students prep for the essay.
On every SAT Essay, you'll have to read an argument meant to persuade a broad audience and discuss how well the author argues his or her point.
The passage you'll have to read will change from test to test, but you'll always need to analyze the author's argument and write a coherent and organized essay explaining this analysis.
In this article, we've compiled a list of the 14 real SAT essay prompts that the College Board has released (either in The Official SAT Study Guide or separately online) for the new SAT.
This is the most comprehensive set of new SAT essay prompts online today.