SAT English Writing

Start Time: 
03:00 PM
End Time: 
04:20 PM
TWHS Room 283

SAT Writing: Grammar and Essay--Grade 8 and up(Not an ESL class)

The goal of this class is to help students prepare for the
multiple-choice writing and essay portions of the SAT. The class will
focus on the NEW version of the SAT which will begin in the spring of
2016.  For more information about the changes, please visit:

In the fall semester, the course will focus on English grammar.
Students will cover topics such as advanced grammar mistakes and
problems in order to recognize them on the test and in their own

In the spring semester, students will work on improving their analysis
and essay writing skills.  The new essay format will require students
to analyze such aspects of the passage as the author’s use of
evidence, reasoning, and stylistic and persuasive elements.

Finally, students will learn weekly vocabulary which will help enrich
their writing as well as aid in the SAT Verbal section. Class content
will be taught through presentations, group activities, practice tests
and worksheets, and games.  Students will be given grades for their
work on the weekly vocabulary quizzes as well as for homework

Laura is teaching SAT reading, language, and essay prep. She has a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in English education from Bowling Green State University. and a master's degree in English from The Ohio State University. She is a contributing editor for (614) Magazine and an occasional playwright. She have taught for OSU, Columbus State Community College, and Ohio Dominican University. Also she is a substitute at Columbus Academy.  email: