What's the highest possible score I can receive on the SAT essay if I didn't finish?

<p>Due to poor time management, I did HORRIBLY on the essay---didn't even get to the conlcusion, filled up only a little over 1 page, and my content was mediocre :(. What is the highest score I could get for such a bad essay?</p>

<p>On the multiple choice part of the Writing section, however, I feel like I only missed 1 or 2 questions at most...can this balance out the incredibly low essay score I'll get? Can I get over a 700 at least?</p>

<p>I would say an 8 at best</p>

<p>missed 2 sentences in my conclusion. think that will kill the score?</p>

<p>Will they be able to tell that you missed two sentences?</p>

<p>yeah i had to stop in the middle of one>.< it was at the bottom of the second page though</p>

<p>I got an 8 on the ACT essay when I had a 1-sentence conclusion, but I got an 8 on my SAT essay one month later when I had an actual conclusion. I'm not sure whether the 8 was from the lack of a conclusion or my essay writing skills, but that's my insight. I think that you would get an 8, but if the rest of your essay was absolutely amazing and 12-worthy, you could proably get a 9 or 10.</p>

<p>well my first 4 paragraphs were fine i just stopped 3 sentences into my conclusion</p>

<p>you do NOT need a conclusion in the first place. they grade you on how well your reasoning skills are in terms of supporting your thesis. it is really that simple. If you have 2 examples, and stop mid-sentence in the body paragraph for your 3rd example, you may still get a very high score (I don't know about a 12) depending on how well your 2 examples were. They don't really grade you on your writing skills, style, vocabulary, etc. as much as they do on cohesiveness, connection of ideas, reasoning, etc.</p>

<p>Given your description, you'll likely get around a 7 or an 8. If you only got 1-2 wrong on the multiple choice section, you can still get a score in the low 700s.</p>

<p>that to me or OP?</p>

<p>to OP. </p>

<p>to you, merb, i say that your incomplete conclusion won't affect your score unless it was supposed to have important information</p>

<p>awesome. hopefully id did well enough on writing and my math+cr will carry me above 2000</p>

<p>I would say if you don't have a conclusion, that stops you from getting a 12... but if everything else you write is very strong, then you could get a 10.</p>

<p>^No, that's not true. I have seen on the College Board website examples of essays without conclusions that scored 12. It makes no sense to penalize someone for not writing a conclusion. The SAT is a reasoning test.</p>

<p>Here is one: </p>

<p>The</a> SAT Essay - Directions, Scoring, Strategies and More</p>

<p>I am not sure if that link works. If not, go to The</a> SAT Essay - Directions, Scoring, Strategies and More, click on "Scoring" and then click on "Score = 6 (Example 2)." Nowhere on the site does it say that conclusions (or even introductions) are necessary or otherwise beneficial to your score.</p>

<p>crazybandit, if that is true, I am SO comforted now. I didn't have time to write a conclusion!</p>

<p>Generalizations about something that precludes one from getting a high score on the SAT essay are usually wrong. There is no prescribed format. Nonetheless, I am sure that the inclusion of a conclusion strongly positively correlates with score.</p>

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Generalizations about something that precludes one from getting a high score on the SAT essay are usually wrong. There is no prescribed format. Nonetheless, I am sure that the inclusion of a conclusion strongly positively correlates with score.

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That doesn't make sense. Most people think the essay requires a conclusion; thus, those who score low (most people) also write conclusions. I purposely did not write the conclusion today. Instead, I filled up the 2 pages with my introductory and body paragraphs.</p>

<p>^ You doubt the idea that a higher percentage of those with high scores write conclusions than do those with low scores?</p>

<p>you could score 9 if u were stricted to the topic , good examples and perfect grammer</p>