Must be pre-approved and only for high school students.
Small group instruction, up to 12 students, to collaborate and construct idea generation in response to challenging essay prompts released from past tests.
Outline a different SAT/ACT Essay Prompt each week. If a student misses a week due to a conflict, they can easily pick up the next week because it is a new prompt.
Begin the class with discussion about the essay prompt each week. Then, break down the prompt into manageable parts and determine a direction to take.
First, develop ideas and construct the essay from the body paragraphs including three clear ideas with rich details and real world examples.
Formulate an outline as a group, which includes an introductory lead with clear thesis, body paragraph topic sentences, and a restated thesis followed by a strong and relevant conclusion.
Spend the last 25 minutes of the class using the generated outline during class discussion to write the entire SAT/ACT essay using the 25-minute time allowed for the actual test.
The 1 hour class time allows students to complete the essay by the end of class.