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Need Essay Templates that can get a 12 as well as examples

SATsitterSATsitter Posts: 16Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in SAT Preparation
Hey .....................
I've got a trouble in the essay part of the SAT
So can anyone help by giving me a template to use that he guarantees to get a double digit score ?

As well as body paragraph examples that have space in which i could fill !!

Help :/
Need it ASAP before the December Test !!
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Replies to: Need Essay Templates that can get a 12 as well as examples

  • SATsitterSATsitter Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    urgent !! please i wanna get a double digit score in the essay in December
  • chewydogchewydog Posts: 718Registered User Member
    What you ask for is an easy way to cheat, and that's not going to happen. Do some searches for general guidelines/suggestions for the SAT essay structure and then figure out the rest by yourself.
  • SignatureCCSignatureCC Posts: 166- Junior Member
    ^chewydog
    I think that comment was excessively harsh. He/she is not trying to cheat, just looking for a template to maximize chances of success on the essay. While it may not be in the spirit of the way the test was designed, it is no way cheating to have a template for the SAT essay, whether original or borrowed from another person.

    @ SATsitter
    All that's important is that you have a clear thesis statement that addresses the prompt, smooth transitions (However, Although, Just as), and 2-3 relatively detailed, pertinent examples. Also make sure to have a summative conclusion that does not use your original thesis verbatim. The above format, combined with varied sentence structure and a sprinkling of vocabulary that is high level and used correctly, should be enough to get you an 11, or 12.

    Essentially:
    Intro:
    Optional: Interesting hook or something that garners attention
    1) Thesis
    2) Very general description of evidence
    Body:
    1) Transition Statement
    2) Some example you're familiar with
    3) Tie back to thesis
    4) Repeat for as many body paragraphs as you want
    Conclusion:
    1) Summarize examples and thesis in 1-2 sentences.
    2) Speak about (if you want) the significance of the thesis without adding too much new information.

    However, this template won't guarantee anything but a semblance of organization in the essay. A good writer can, and often will, score highly on the SAT Essay, without any template. What is important is that you adopt a viewpoint about the prompt, articulate your points in a convincing way that supports your thesis and offer insightful, relevant facts.
  • SATsitterSATsitter Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    @chewydog well i admire ur response , however i don't consider this cheating . you can go through CC threads abt Essays Support most of 'em say that they've got a template that they fill in since a 25 minute essay is too hard to brainstorm in except for examples !!!

    and also if you read " an advice from a 2400er you're gonna find out that he used to write essays using templates and that he got 12s on them !! so don't come and condemn me on my thread and leave the other threads talking on the same idea !!

    and i asked for a template not a way to cheat i asked for help ............ and if you've got nothin to help with then it's not you're right place , you can go find a thread abt conscience to write ur reply in :)

    sorry if im somehow offensive but i need to get high marks in the SATs

    Thanks :)
  • SATsitterSATsitter Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    @SignatureCC
    thanks for these information ...... i know that a template would not guarantee a 12 on the SAT essay part but at least i can fill 2 page :)

    Got My Point ?
  • yayitsme123yayitsme123 Posts: 735Registered User Member
    Throughout history, individuals have questioned whether ____. Those who contend that ___ may cite such examples as ____, arguing that that __________. However, examples from such diverse fields as ____ and ____ prove that this notion os not necessarily valid. ____ and ____ illustrate that ______.

    Intro template, boom
  • PreplyPreply Posts: 260Registered User Junior Member
    "Throughout history" strikes me as odd, especially if the question were to ask about something contemporary like iPhones, Lady Gaga, and the like.

    But it generally seems like a solid first paragraph.
  • tomatox1tomatox1 Posts: 823Registered User Member
    Random prompt generator from a list of prompts from someone on this forum (run in python)
    from random import choice
    
    def randomEssayPrompt():
        '''() -> string
        Return a random SAT essay prompt
        >>> randomEssayPrompt()
        '        Can people ever be truly original?'
        '''
        str = '''Do people need to compare themselves with others in order to appreciate what they have?
            Are widely held views often wrong, or are such views more likely to be correct?
            Is there any value for people to belong only to a group or groups with which they have something in common?
            Is it always best to determine one's own views of right and wrong, or can we benefit from following the crowd?
            Is it more valuable for people to fit in than to be unique and different?
            Are people more likely to be productive and successful when they ignore the opinions of others?
            Should we pay more attention to people who are older and more experienced than we are?
            Should society limit people's exposure to some kinds of information or forms of expression?
            Can a group of people function effectively without someone being in charge?
            Is it important to question the ideas and decisions of people in positions of authority?
            Should society limit people's exposure to some kinds of information or forms of expression?
            Is education primarily the result of influences other than school?
            Should schools help students understand moral choices and social issues?
            Is it always better to be original than to imitate or use the ideas of others?
            Is it better for a society when people act as individuals rather than copying the ideas and opinions of others?
            Is creativity needed more than ever in the world today?
            Can people ever be truly original?
            Do we put too much value on the ideas or actions of individual people?
            Does planning interfere with creativity?
            Do people truly benefit from hardship and misfortune?
            Do we really benefit from every event or experience in some way?
            Do people place too much emphasis on winning?
            Do people learn more from losing than from winning?
            Does true learning only occur when we experience difficulties?
            Does being ethical make it hard to be successful?
            Can knowledge be a burden rather than a benefit?
            Is persistence more important than ability in determining a person's success?
            Is the effort involved in pursuing any goal valuable, even if the goal is not reached
            ?Is identity something people are born with or given, or is it something people create for themselves?
            Is it best for people to accept who they are and what they have, or should people always strive to better themselves?
            Do success and happiness depend on the choices people make rather than on factors beyond their control?
            Are people more likely to be happy if they focus on goals other than their own happiness?
            Is it more important to do work that one finds fulfilling or work that pays well?
            Do highly accomplished people achieve more than others mainly because they expect more of themselves?
            Can people achieve success only if they aim to be perfect?
            Is it best to have low expectations and to set goals we are sure of achieving?
            Is it necessary for people to combine their efforts with those of others in order to be most effective?
            Are organizations or groups most successful when their members pursue individual wishes and goals?
            Do people achieve more success by cooperation than by competition?
            Does fame bring happiness, or are people who are not famous more likely to be happy?
            Are people's actions motivated primarily by a desire for power over others?
            Do people achieve greatness only by finding out what they are especially good at and developing that attribute above all else?
            Are all important discoveries the result of focusing on one subject?
            Does a strong commitment to technological progress cause a society to neglect other values, such as education and the protection of the environment?
            Are there benefits to be gained from avoiding the use of modern technology, even when using it would make life easier?
            Has today's abundance of information only made it more difficult for us to understand the world around us?
            Is the most important purpose of technology today different from what it was in the past?
            Have modern advancements truly improved the quality of people's lives?
            Do newspapers, magazines, television, radio, movies, the Internet, and other media determine what is important to most people?
            Should modern society be criticized for being materialistic?
            Do we benefit from learning about the flaws of people we admire and respect?
            Should we limit our use of the term "courage" to acts in which people risk their own well-being for the sake of others or to uphold a value?
            Should we admire heroes but not celebrities?
            Is there a value in celebrating certain individuals as heroes?
            Do all established traditions deserve to remain in existence?
            Do people need to "unlearn," or reject, many of their assumptions and ideas?
            Should people always prefer new things, ideas, or values to those of the past?
            Do incidents from the past continue to influence the present?
            Do memories hinder or help people in their effort to learn from the past and succeed in the present?
            Is it always necessary to find new solutions to problems?
            Should people always be loyal?
            Do circumstances determine whether or not we should tell the truth?
            Can deception—pretending that something is true when it is not—sometimes have good results?
            Is it sometimes necessary to be impolite?
            Is acting an essential part of everyday life?
            Is compromise always the best way to resolve a conflict?
            Should people choose one of two opposing sides of an issue, or is the truth usually found "in the middle"?
            Is the main value of the arts to teach us about the world around us?
            Can books and stories about characters and events that are not real teach us anything useful?
            Can common sense be trusted and accepted, or should it be questioned?
            Do people put too much emphasis on learning practical skills?
            Should people take more responsibility for solving problems that affect their communities or the nation in general?
            Should people let their feelings guide them when they make important decisions?
            Can people have too much enthusiasm?
            Do images and impressions have too much of an effect on people?
            Are decisions made quickly just as good as decisions made slowly and carefully?
            Should people change their decisions when circumstances change, or is it best for them to stick with their original decisions?
            Is it better to change one's attitude than to change one's circumstances?
            Is criticism—judging or finding fault with the ideas and actions of others—essential for personal well-being and social progress?
            Does having a large number of options to choose from make people happy?'''.replace("'", "")
        titles = str.splitlines() 
        return choice(titles)
    
  • tomatox1tomatox1 Posts: 823Registered User Member
    Novel template:
    As shown in (title) by (author), qqqzqzqzzzzzqqzwwwqqqqqqqqqqzw3sq2qsqw1sqwqQWZQWqw
  • Wood5440Wood5440 Posts: 363Registered User Member
    A template suggests a possible organizational structure that you might use. But the score of the essay is based on much more than that. By far, content is the distinguishing factor between an 8 essay and a 12, and a template does nothing to help you with that.

    Look at SignatureCC's post. It comes closest to describing what goes into a 12 essay, but it still doesn't get you any closer to where you want to go. I will show you why.

    Signature says: "All that's important is that you have a clear thesis statement that addresses the prompt, smooth transitions (However, Although, Just as), and 2-3 relatively detailed, pertinent examples. "

    It sounds simple, but it is the same as my saying, "To score 800 in Math all you have to do is correctly analyze the problems, select and apply the most efficient approaches to their solution, and record your answers." It's true, but it's virtually useless because it skips over the most important elements of what must be done. You must have enough background knowledge about math concepts and enough practice in analyzing and solving many different kinds of math problems in order to put my advice into practice. The advice itself tells you nothing. It names goals, ("...2-3 relatively detailed, pertinent examples") but it skips over the background knowledge and experience you must have in order to achieve those goals. What details? Which examples are pertinent? What ideas make an example pertinent to this particular prompt?

    The answers to those questions come from you. They come from your knowledge, your experience, your thoughts about your knowledge and experience, and the meanings and associations you have drawn between them and the world at large. You must know things about life and people and events and history and philosophy in order to know what is an interesting hook and what makes your example pertinent.

    Like the advice about templates, I often see advice about which examples are the best to use. Some people have their favorites prepared and waiting. Sometimes that will work, because the example actually illustrates several DIFFERENT and SIGNIFICANT ideas about the prompt. The same example will fall flat if it is simply illustrates another instance of the same, single, repetitious idea about the prompt, or if it is really irrelevant but twisted and jammed into a prompt where it doesn't belong.

    Here's the truth. There are no shortcuts. Anybody can give you good advice, but it won't do you a bit of good unless you have done the work and preparation that is required to accomplish the goals that the advice suggests. You must learn and practice the math. You must know and think about the wider world outside of your own. There is no way around that, and anyone who tells you otherwise is doing you no favors.

    Look at the last paragraph of Signature's post. That is what you really need to know.
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