For those of you taking the digital SAT in March, I’ve made a new version of my free Writing cheat sheet available for download.
Although the core content of the digital Writing test is similar to that of the current paper-based version, there are a few key differences—most notably, the extremely high emphasis on transitional words and phrases; the introduction of student “notes” questions; and the elimination of diction/register questions—and the sheet has been updated to reflect these changes.
As I mentioned, it may take me a few more weeks to get the reading and writing books on international Amazon, but in the meantime, I’ll try to put up a few posts on the most important features of the digital exam.
For those of you taking the Digital SAT or Digital PSAT in 2023: RUN, don’t walk, to your computer and download Erica’s sheet today!
Although it looks unassuming with “just” one page… there are some brilliant test-taking strategies. In particular, her advice on how to handle the new note taking questions is spot on. You’ll save time during the exam and get the questions right. AND you won’t be confused by the sometimes disorienting nature of these seemingly random sentences thrown together.
As an SAT guide since 2018 (Students with scores ranging from 1000 to 1580), I am confident that you’ll benefit greatly from reviewing her sheet for even 20 minutes.