January 28th SAT -- quick question.

<p>Hello! I recently took the SAT this Saturday. On the essay portion, I was quite crunched for time and was in the middle of my last sentence of my conclusion when the test proctor said to put our pencils down. I had about four words left to write. It was a relatively well-written essay with historical and logical evidence. This was also my first time taking the SAT. Will that incompleteness take a lot away from my essay score?</p>

<p>Replies would be greatly appreciated!</p>

<p>No, I wouldn't think it would degrade your score by more than a point. It really matters on how influential those last four words were. If those words were the linchpin of the conclusion, then yes, your score might go down by a point. Otherwise, I'm sure the graders will understand what you meant to say, and they might forgive the missing part. </p>

<p>On the other hand, if you made a lot of conventional errors that distracted the reader, then the four words missing from the conclusion could just put a cherry on top of all of that (making a terrible impression).</p>

<p>To be honest, I wouldn't worry too much because you said it was relatively well-written with historical and logical evidence, which should give you most of the points.</p>

<p>What is the very last question? A? E? teh last question of the test, something that has "evidenced"...?</p>

<p>HI suppeeps,</p>

<p>@Thiruvin0000 is correct. It would be disingenuous of a grader to reduce your score significantly if those four words were your worst offender. </p>

<p>With that said, if you essay was mediocre, with not-so-great examples and weak transitions, those missing words might be the icing on the disaster. </p>

<p>If you wrote a good essay up until that point, it won't really matter. If your essay was terrible, it might be enough to annoy your grader into giving you a lower grade.</p>

<p>Craig Gonzales</p>

<p>can i also make a quick question? did someone have an experimental section as a writing section?? which one of the two 35 question section is the experimental one? cuz i did really well on one and really badly on the other :(</p>

<p>I would have just completed the sentence.. it was four words, how long could that have taken?</p>