Success on the SAT Essay depends on preparation as well as execution. The SAT is combination of the three components Reading, Writing and Language, and Math. Students have 3 hours to complete these basic sections. The optional SAT Essay adds another 50 minutes to that mix.

  • During the SAT Essay section, you’ll be presented with a passage between 650 and 750 words.
  • This tests your ability to evaluate the author’s argument in terms of the author’s use of evidence, reasoning, and other rhetorical techniques.

SAT Essay Scoring System

To score high students can use Socrato to practice online and get insights beyond scores. Socrato’s Companion Series helps you get the most from your Official Study Guide.

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