Model Answer for a Perfect-12 SAT Essay!
By Frances Kweller, J.D.
Model Answer to Paragraph 1 of Essay Topic on Compromise:
Many people believe that compromise is not always the best way to resolve a conflict. In fact, there are many examples in our reading, studies, experience, and observations that demonstrate how compromise is not always the best way to solve a dispute. It has been noted by a prominent writer that “we are frequently told that compromise is the best way for people to work out their differences. … However, … compromise does not work when there is a genuine difference of opinion about strongly held principles or ideas.” One example where compromise failed was in the play, A Raisin in the Sun, by esteemed writer Lorraine Hansberry. Another instance where compromise did not make the grade was in the novel, The Giver, by prominent author Lowis Lowery. Both literary works demonstrate that compromise does not always lead to a successful outcome.
GET IT??? Main Idea à Restate thesis à Show examples à Use transitions & high vocabulary à Ace the SAT ESSAY!
Paragraph 2: Restate thesis; introduce example 1; 2-3 sentences about example 1 and how it relates to the thesis; restate thesis; make sure to be very neat (INDENT first line!); use high vocabulary and many transitions.
Paragraph 3: Restate thesis; introduce example 2; 2-3 sentences about example 2 and how it relates to the thesis; restate thesis; make sure to be very neat (INDENT first line!); use high vocabulary and many transitions.
Paragraph 4: “In conclusion …” — Restate thesis; restate examples 1 and 2 and say how they relate to the thesis; be very neat & use high vocabulary and transitions; restate thesis.
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