This is Me — Personal Essay

let me introduce you it to my family that’s my dad he’s the greatest laughs he’s an attorney here’s my mom she’s an accountant and makes the best corn muffins this is my little brother justice and no that’s not his name because my dad’s a lawyer it’s his name because he want him to stand for truth even if the whole world turns against him and this this is me I am a pianist I’ve been playing for 14 years since I was three years old it was three music lessons but I first found a vehicle in which I could express my creativity I now have students of my own I am a composer playing the sounds of the trees the water of the sky I’m a painter I live for the abstract complexities of impressionist art the colors the shapes the form and the implications of hidden significance and astounding discovery I am a writer I use my words to think to feel and see like the world that has inspired me I strive to inspire others to act in a way that is too loud for words I’m a runner the exuberance of the wind in my face as I raced to meet my next task I use my creative nature to express myself and show others the world is I see it and to hopefully get them to see it with their own eyes a world they may have only dream my name is Paula Samina tonight right Morgan and I am an artist I aspired pink people’s lives with imagination and wonder to learn that the most beautiful things in this world may never be seen or articulated I can touch the soul with them I will perfect the ability to visually tell a story effectively and memorably it is going to be a challenge I will learn new skills perfect my own I will see new places meet new people and experience new things on the journey of further developing my voice I hope to help others find their own and I am more than willing to rise to the challenge

How To Write An A Grade English Literature Essay (A Level) | Katie May

hi guys and welcome to today’s video so today I’m going to do another English revision video I’m going to tell you how to write basically a good essay I’ve got like a few hints and tips that I found in my a level folder so obviously some of them are a towards students who are on AQA that’s the board that I study but I’m also going to I found some of my old essays as well so I thought I would show you some of the extracts from so that’s why I picked out all of the ones that were basically a great essays so I’ve got on my phone here my notes so I’m just going to run you through basically the things that we were told to do in essays to make sure that you’ve got everything so the first thing I do is when you get an extract is obviously read it you want to figure out what the subject is about so what is the content actually about such a first tip so just that’s like your starting point for all of your analysis so next you want to work out whether it’s prose poetry or a drama so this way obviously all of them have different structures so there’s different things to talk about obviously in poetry you’ve got things like I am Bic pen talent and rhyming and rhythm whereas in prose you’ve got paragraph structure and then also like chapter structure whether it’s linear or whether it’s kind of skipping around place and then in drama office you’ve got through talking and then also like the state directions as well so yeah I’ve got written down here as well the next thing is structure so obviously that is how everything is laid out you want to make sure you’re talking about why the author has laid out in this way while is given like this character this to do flight etcetera etcetera next you want to look at the language that the author is using so this means maybe they’re using a semantic field so for example in Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare uses this field of light light and dark that’s a really massive one if you want to talk about why they’re using that very language do that send for example again like the Romantic poets use a lot of fantastical and like nature images so you want to talk about why they’ve chosen to use those and what impact that has on the audience and what message they’re trying to get across by using the language that they’re using then you want to think about the tone and the mood of the text you’re reading so you want to talk about is it happy or is it sad and what is the impact on you as a reader what are you feeling and what do you think the author intended you to feel when you were reading this because obviously the authors got in mind what they want their reader to be thinking about and what impact they want it to have on their readers lights day and then one of the most important ones is context so what time was the play written and what impact does that have to like religious empire equality impacts in terms of like women and gay right that kind of thing and then sometimes you also want to think about why the writer wrote it so if there’s like a bigger picture if they’re trying to get across a message maybe like a political message or a social message think about what they were trying to do to the time they were writing it okay so then the next note I’ve got to share with you is basically this I’m not sure of other examples mark in the same way but for a QA you’re like I think marks out of 40 and it’s split so each one has ten marks with a 1 a 2 a 3 and a o 4 and that’s assessment objective 1 2 3 4 so a 1 is the structure of your essay so that’s like how it flows whether you structured it well whether it goes like make sure that you’re not jumping around all the place so you want to link one point to the next point to the next point and so on you don’t want to like write something about this quotation and then like write about another quotation and then come back to that first quotation later on you want to make sure that it’s all very like Kohi is and kind of make sense in the structure it’s in so then a2 is your analysis or form structure and language so the form is whether it’s a novel play or poetry and structure is how they structure that so in for example in poetry that’s like is it a sonnet or is it like a hike you’ll have they just kind of done their own thing and like how they’ve structured it is a be a deal is it does it have a rhyming scheme then in place again the structure is like how who’s talking when who’s got the majority of the speech are their stage direction you want to talk about all of that in that one and then obviously structure in novels is paragraph length sentence length and then if you’re using it as wider reading like is the novel linear or is it in flashbacks like that kind of thing you want to make sure you’re talking about so then a oh three is wider reading and critics obviously can’t do critics in your exam because you don’t know what text you’re going to be given or certainly we’d in in our exam so you can you can use them and you should use them in your coursework whereas the wider reading it’s about everything you’ve read and you want to read across like the different genres and then also the difference like play poems novels except chess so this is how you link know that you already have from texts you’ve studied previously to the unseen text in your exam and then a four is context so this is historical social and literary context so historical is obviously what time period was the person writing in so for example Shakespeare is a really good example actually because he was living in the Elizabethan and the Jack deianeira surroundings in the Elizabethan era his plays were a little bit more upbeat but when he went into the Jacobean era and James was extremely paranoid losing the throne so there was a lot of plays ruin about that to please the King and then social context is as I said before like what’s going on in terms of religion and equality and kind of thing like what’s going on in terms of workplaces as well at is it the Industrial Revolution or two after is it before and then literary context is basically who else is writing at the time what are they writing is the person that you’re looking at writing in a different way or are they kind of sticking with the themes of the time then I’ve also got on here which you can’t see but the checklist for good essay writing so I’m just going to read these out to you so you’ve got good structural ideas so again that’s how you’ll structure in your own essay well for our argument and points so in your exam honestly take that 10-15 minutes to read through the text highlight them and you know let’s write little notes about what you think it might mean where you’re going to write out before you actually go for it and kind of decide which order you’re going to analyze it and like what you’re going to analyze against each other because obviously in my exam it was pretty much always compare and contrast the way the two writers other blah blah blah so you’re always wanting to compare and like basically way they’re tapped out against each other to see who’s doing what then make sure you’re using relevant quotations and that they’re explained and analyzed don’t just stick in a quote because you can make sure that you’re picking good quotes that you know how to analyze and you know you can analyze in depth as well then I’ve got use of relevant contact so again that is the context of the times that the writer was writing in and then also the context of how audiences today might see that you want to do different viewpoints on the text that’s really important there you want to make sure that you are linking to other texting or by the reading and make sure you’re pointing out whether they’re similar or whether they’re different and then you want unlike why the author is picked to write in a novel or play or a poem so obviously some of the contact from that is that novels run around at the very beginning of literature it’s more poetry and drama and then it slowly became into novels like our most prominent literary thing at the moment is novels that’s what most people read and write obviously we still have poets and there still plays but the majority of people lean towards the novel you also want to make sure that you start off with an introduction so you want to you want to compare the two types or whatever question is I’m going to read you out like a little bit of what I’ve done in a minute so you can see the kind of light interception that I normally do but you want to make sure you’re comparing the text very like two sentences like one sentence reached at about how that text Matt Reiser is approaching the topic of the question that you can give them so then you want to make sure you’re putting in your wider reading and you want to be sure that you’re comparing both the structure and the language of those texts to the unseen texts you’ve been given and then in your very last paragraph you want to make sure that you answer the question so you should be doing this throughout you should probably do it like at least at the end of every paragraph that’s kind of like what you should be doing so the examiner always knows that you’ve got the question in mind but make sure that you definitely definitely definitely answer the question right at the very end in your conclusion paragraph so which writer does this better and make sure you’re writing this writer does this better in his blooder because blah blah blah compared to so and says food is blood in their blood ler if that makes them probably didn’t make them so then within the paragraphs you once you’ve picked your quotation you want to make sure that you’re doing your point so so-and-so showing that they are blah blah with this quotation so in stay with this quotation they don’t ever say with this quote or this quotation that’s not like great it of like the point you’re trying to the argument you’re trying to make with quotation to back it up then you’re going to analyze that quotation so it’s point evidence analysis and you want to make sure that you’re doing that you should really do our teachers to us do point evidence analysis then like evidence analysis so the second evidence and analysis might be your wider reading or it might be your going into like the subject a little bit more with a quote further on or from the other taxi or comparing energy so I thought that kind of show what I would do that I would read some of one my eighth grade essays from when I was doing my a-levels so this one I’m just going to read you like the introduction and like the first paragraph and then also I’ll just go on to the conclusion class can see what I wrote and like walk and gain a grade so this one is between atonement by Ian McEwan and a fellow by Shakespeare so the question was compare and contrast how the writers present the frustrations of romantic love within their tech so I’ve written for my introduction Ian McEwan’s atonement present clear romantic frustration between the characters of Cecilia and Robbie here the two seem unaware to begin with what has caused this frustration between them Shakespeare’s Othello on the other hand picks a growing frustration between husband and wife with Desdemona unaware of what she’s done wrong to create this feeling between hire and half that was my introductions you can see it’s like very short and it’s just one sentence for each of the text to answer the question to begin with and then I’m going to go on to analyze and say why I think that so in my first paragraph paragraph or see like explanation so I think I’ll read you two paragraphs because I’ve got one for attainment then one for a cell oh and then obviously it is a bit longer man quite a lot longer but then I’ll read you the conclusion as well so you’ve got like a little bit of to see what kind of thing I’ve written so a novel and play so my tournament paragraph starts with make you a right to payment in a sir person narratives by the times it appears from different people’s perspectives within this narrative this could be a reason from that you and choosing to write your story as a novel as there is far more flexibility and the use of different perspectives in a novel than in a play for example it comes from the serious perspective when McEwen writes he had a way of wrong flipping her whenever he could this quotation demonstrates our own frustrations within the pair’s relationship neither Sicilian nor Robbie has yet declared Philips one another and they appear to be in an awkward stage of discovering what their feelings are for each other in Robbie’s attempts to seem eligible for Cecelia he ends up causing her to think otherwise McEwan’s use of the term wrong footing implies the sense of fragility in the current state of their relationship it is though the relationship can be metaphorically described as a tightrope so any wrong footing would be detrimental to the couple this sense of delicacy is what first introduced the frustrations of romantic love into Atonement another reading of this quotation is of a childlike nature brie and Cecilia were friends children and it is often said that children purposely annoy those that they fancy by saying that Robbie would do something wrong by Cecilia whenever he could implies that he is trying to wrong for her and so brings up these ideas of childlike citation her frustration towards Robbie’s actions is supposed to arouse a feeling of love for him within her so that’s basically what I wrote for my opening paragraph with McEwen and if you haven’t read Tommen by the way read it for making book then I go on to my next paragraph on the other hand the frustration shown was in Shakespeare’s italics are orchestrated to pull Desdemona and the fellow apart the frustrations within the players solidified by Desdemona’s dropping of her handkerchief as a media picks it up to give to Iago what he will do with it have a nose not I Emilia is unaware of the chaos that husband will cause by having the handkerchief in his possession as fellow the play the handkerchief causes dramatic irony due to audience knowing exactly what Iago is doing in terms the breakdown of a shallow and Desdemona’s marriage in this sense some of the frustration created by Shakespeare is fallen to the new audience and not the paratis as the audience will be willing a Sally to find out what Iago is doing the frustration is that no one was in the play can CER Coast manipulation of relationship so as one sort of love at the time shakes I was writing and play was performed marriage we’ve been seen as entirely sacred and religious er good form of meddling makes it look to himself as though his wife has been cheating on him which would have been seen as a sin recruiting even more frustration within the audience as they know just Ramona has not sinned against her husband in any way then I’m going to read you the paragraph that I’ve put my wider reading in as well you can see how I bring that in and then I’m going to read the conclusion similarly in a celos the handkerchief is representative of a seller and Desdemona’s relationship amelia is aware of the history of this item between the couple and knows a frustration that will cause when it goes missing poor lady she’ll run mad when she shall like it despite this amelia still gives a handkerchief to her husband shakespeare’s use of the phrase she’ll run mad shows just how sentimental that handkerchief is to Desdemona the hang chief was a gift from a fellow to Desdemona the fellow himself had received it from his mother and was told that it was magical and would keep a marriage faithful and happy for this reason when Desdemona loses the handkerchief implies the losing of the relationship also and it is at this point that a late restart believes his wife has been unfaithful to him due to Desdemona losing the handkerchief many frustrations arrive between her and her husband as to whether she is telling the truth about her spoted infidelity Desdemona grows frustrated at the loss of her handkerchief as an alien stated she would she also grows frustrated at not knowing what is ailing her husband Iago uses the importance of the handkerchief to manipulate the situation to the outcome he want a modern example of this is in Roddy Doyle’s the woman who walks into doors when we are told the ways in which Charlie manipulated Paula he’d bring me a cup of tea or a snake I’d grab a head I’d grab anything and I forget I sometimes cry when I eat them Paula’s situation is so hopeless that when she’s given the opportunity to believe her husband treats are nicely she grabs her while this differs from a fellow so the manipulation is coming from somebody within the relationship themselves not just somebody on the outside the reader of Doyle’s novel may become frustrated that the character he has created of Paulette if they’re willing to get the abusive husband sets Hazari daily simply for chocolate bar yet this novel truly does read the frustrations of romantic love as Paula beliefs that husband loves her despite the abuse simply because he occasionally by headings he loved me he bought me things the frustration comes from every time he apologizes for hating her she believes it will be the last and instead of removing herself from the detrimental environment she is in she continues to love him despite everything he has done a modern reader may also become frustrated in fact that by being a modern woman poor or submissive to her husband so then I’m going to read you my closing paragraph today I have written overruled by both Shakespeare mixed even using symbolisms present romantic logic is done in very different ways Shakespeare’s presentation arouses more frustration within the audience than perhaps it does with the characters on stage whereas McEwan uses different methods to present sexual tension and frustration between his two characters so I really hope this video has helped you and if you want any more videos like this then please let me know in the comments down below I’ve actually got I found my a to course web as well the other day which was an a as well if you’d like me to go through like cause works and I’ll do that as well um yeah the course works pretty long but if you did find me reading outs on the paragraphs from my like any level essays helpful and please do let me know and I’ll do more of it in future as I also have like my eighth grade and father more like Maurice I’ll grade our rest papers as well that I can read out to you and kind of like take you through I am planning on doing a video on how I analyze Texas well soon I just need to pick a text and that take a passage and then I’m going to go through that I think I’ll do you like my last video I did like my brother Jen video and I think I’ll like set it up like that so you can see the text files and I’ll kind of like write and talk you through what I’m doing so I hope it all having a lousy day and I 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New SAT Essay: Introduction!

[Music] what’s up guys welcome to another special massage Aloha this is the video tutorial that you’ve all been waiting for how to go about the new SAT essay is it hard is it easy is it accessible what should I worry about how should I prepare for it all these kinds of questions we’re gonna be addressing them through this series of videos so in the first video I’m just going to give you an introduction to the new SAT essay what is it what you’re supposed to do how you should prepare and so on what the examiner is looking for what’s he gonna correct during the correction procedures and so on so we’re gonna have a very thorough introduction into the new SAT then in the second video I’m gonna show you how you read the text that comes in this section because there is a text and we’re going to talk more about that and then we’re gonna analyze some written responses that have been provided in the college board book and we’re gonna take a look at what makes a good essay also on in the fourth video we’re gonna you’re writing an essay of our own so this is the first video the series stick with us and let’s begin so you’re gonna get something like this okay and this is the SAT practice essay number one again it’s from the College Board website you could get these stuff for free so when it comes to the essay for the new SAT first thing that you need to know is that it’s optional which means if you research the college that you’re planning on going to and the college does not require that you take the SAT essay you can not take it if you again if the college that you’re planning on going to does not require the SAT essay you don’t need to take it however however I say that you should take it I mean it’s a nice challenge it’s not really hard if you practice enough you can get really good grades on it and it really pushes you to prepare really well for the SAT it’s just by practicing for it you’re honing in on your English writing skills you’re just getting better at what you do so I I really recommend that you do take the essay also you might be thinking of going to one college and then when you do take the essay and you get really good grades on it you might be eligible to go to a better college so why not do that why not do that it’s it’s not really hard and so I suggest and I recommend that you all should take the SAT practice the ICT si now most importantly okay most important importantly when it comes to the si si si you must write on topic this essay is different from the previous kind of essay where you are required to expand on a point subjectively or how you what you know about it or how you think about it that’s not how this essay goes we’re going to be talking in details as what is required so I’m just gonna read some of the stuff that you get on the booklet okay so the essay gives you an opportunity to show how effectively you can read and comprehend the passage and write an essay analyzing the passage in your essay should demonstrate that you have read the passage carefully present a clear and logical analysis and use language precisely your essay must be written on the lines provided in your book clear of course so nothing’s gonna be written on this piece of paper you have 50 minutes 50 minutes okay to read the text write your essay review it and it says proofread it do whatever you need to do to have a really good essay so so that’s a lot of time fifteen minutes is a lot of time so you should be able to go through this easily okay okay maybe not easily but it shouldn’t be hard or difficult to you okay so again bear in mind that an off topic essay will not even be evaluated you will get a zero on an off topic a say so and you don’t want that of course so this is what you’re gonna get okay on the SAT exam it’s something similar to this so you’re gonna get this box as read the passage below consider how Jimmy Carter uses Jimmy Carter is the previous US president how he uses evidence such as facts or examples to support claims reasoning is logic to develop ideas and connect the claims and evidence and finally how he uses stylistic or persuasive and such as where choice or appears to emotion to add power to the ideas expressed now let’s stop here just for a second on the new SAT you again are not required to give us your opinions you are not required to discuss what you think you are not being asked to tell us how you feel about this topic no in the new SAT essay you are being asked to show us how the author of a certain piece of writing develops his or her own ideas using those three points evidence reasoning and stylistic or persuasive elements we’re going to be talking in more details about this okay in the later videos so again you will get a text just like this okay it’s even longer just a bit longer okay here’s the second part and then in the box below this is this is the core of the issue here’s where you really have to focus because this is your prompt and if you miss out on the prompt you will your grades will suffer you will lose a lot of points if you don’t focus on what’s being asked of you in this box right here and this box says write an essay in which you explain okay pay very close attention to this write an essay in which you explain how Jimmy Carter builds an argument almost every prompt on the new SAT essay begins with words like these okay you have to explain how the author builds an argument to persuade or convince his audience that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should not be developed for industry so basically you are being asked to tell us how does Jimmy Carter make his argument how would as he try to convince us of his point of view what tools does he use to deliver his point to the audience does he use evidence does he use reasoning does he use persuasive or stylistic elements again we’re going to be talking about each one of those in details okay which one of those does he use it doesn’t use more okay so which tools which argumentative tools as he used to convince to persuade us to agree with his opinion so write an essay in which you explain how Jimmy Carter builds an argument persuade his audience that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should not be developed for industry in your essay analyze again focus on this analyze how Carter uses one or more of the features listed in the box above thus again evidence reasoning stylistic elements okay or features of your own choice to strengthen the logic and persuasiveness of his argument be sure that your analysis focuses on the most relevant features of the passage so here again when you write the new SAT essay you must be neutral okay you must be neutral you must not take so you mustn’t tell us that you agree with court we don’t care if you agree with quarter okay what we care about is how does Carter build an argument how does he argue for his own point okay you should focus in the essay on where the author succeeds okay but at the same time you could also focus on where the author fails but we’re gonna talk more about that later on okay because that’s a whole different issue you must avoid broad statements okay don’t make broad statements don’t say I agree with him because his arguments make sense how does it make which argument specifically makes sense which argument which piece of evidence shows us that he’s correct what does he specifically use and in which point so you should avoid broad statements okay you have to make specific arguments and you must argue effectively and of course you have to conclude at the end your essay should not explain whether you agree with Carter’s claims but rather explain how Carter builds an argument to persuade his audience this is what we call a rhetorical analysis a rhetorical analysis is basically when you Anna he’s D persuasiveness of a speaker or a writer okay you analyze how good of a job did he do in convincing us of his point of view now again on the SAT if the author did do a good job at persuading us you should tell us how he did that now let’s say okay that they give you a text in which the author does not do a good job of persuading us then you write us an essay explaining how he failed to convince us for example if you’re writing something scientific I expect to see a lot of facts I expect to see a lot of numbers I expect to see a lot of expert opinion or expert quotations I expect to see all of these kind of stuff if you’re writing something scientific but you’re not using those elements you are forming a failed or a weak argument okay so if you feel that the author’s argument is weak that he did not do a good job at persuading you you should point that out but again we’ll talk more about this later now evidence okay so again you have three components that you should try to address okay when you are doing your rhetorical analysis evidence or Ethel’s reasoning or logos and Silas stick elements or persuasive elements or pathos so those are the three general categories of what writer is used to convince people of their point of view so I’ve got the evidence now what are some what are some forms of evidence how do you evidence state form in a piece of writing they could come as facts statistics they can be quotations from experts in the field results of experiments or research or for example or examples okay on a certain topic and then you’ve got the reasoning or the logos okay so you’ve got the logic how does he draw his conclusions how does he go from one point to the next his sequence the sequential order of his reasoning does it make sense again then you’ve got the mode of analysis i-it’s almost like the same thing now you could go into more details and impress the examiner by for example distinguishing between his use of deductive and inductive reasoning and we’ll talk in more details about this okay finally got the stylistic or the persuasive elements which is the pathos okay which is it can be summarized as appeal to emotions does he appeal to the audience’s or the readers emotions to try to get them to agree with him now let’s say for example he is arguing against ah let’s say abortion okay he might appeals your emotions that you’re killing a fetus now whether the embryo or the fetus is a living thing that’s a different issue but he might do that he might appeal to your emotions okay so that’s one style or one tool of stylistics okay he will appeal to the emotions of the audience their fears or to their sense of honor he might use satire or humor him he might be he might try to ridicule a certain idea to show how weak it is okay he might use descriptive language to try and describe something in a good way or a bad way to get you to agree with him he might use a mood setting sort of a writing or descriptive language he might set a mood or an atmosphere to the whole piece of writing again to try to manipulate your emotions this is this all was done to her choice of course what words is he using is he using a bunch of positive words negative words what’s he trying to do hyperbole or exaggeration those are some examples of the use of stylistic elements you should be on the lookout for things like these now some remarks on the SAT essay you do not need to include all three components okay so we don’t you don’t need to talk about all three of those points okay you don’t need to do that that’s too much okay if you take two well address points or components that’s much better so let’s say for example you wanna focus on evidence okay well so as he uses evidence so that’s how the author uses evidence give us some facts that he mentioned and in which case give us some statistics that he used and in which context and that’s fine for the evidence then go for example and use reasoning show us how he uses logic to address this point and that’s enough okay you don’t need to address all of these points okay just use the ones use the components which the author clearly relies on okay so let if the author uses for example fact evidence in only one instance in the whole article or essay and you rely on that to deliver your point that’s gonna be a weak point okay but for example if he appeals to the audience’s emotions again and again and again well that shows us that he is relying heavily on this component and you should be able to see that and point that out you should pick the components which the author truly relies heavily on and address them in your essay so choose your components wisely choose the components that the author most heavily relies on now how does the marking though okay now the marking for your essay is divided into three how well you read the essay you’re reading how well she analyzed it your analysis and how well you wrote your essay that’s the writing and each every essay is corrected by two examiner’s or two there are two people marking your essay and each one of those will give you a four on each one of those are components okay and then the grades will be combined and you’ll get a grade out of eight for each one of those the grades are not the reading and the analysis and the writing grades are not combined with each other so you’ll get a grade over eight for the reading a grade over eight for the analysis and agreed over eight for the writing okay now how do you get four on the reading which is the high smart how do you get a four on it well you must demonstrate that youth completely and thoroughly comprehended the source text you must genesee that you’ve understood the central idea the text you must demonstrate that you’ve understood the most important details of the text and you must tell us how the interior later how they are connected to each other you must not show any errors in fact or interpretation so if you take a piece of information from the text by you interpret it in a way that the author has not intended use points if for example and this could happen with a typo let’s say you’re copying a certain number and you change it unconsciously or inadvertently so if you have something like that again I lose points as well so you must not change facts you must not interpret things wildly or you mustn’t be off the point you must use the textual textual evidence skillfully so here you’re gonna be needing to paraphrase you need to quote okay so you need to be able to do those two things effectively together before on the reading now to get a 4d analysis you must demonstrate insightful analysis of source text basically you must be able to read the text understand and then analyze okay what does he mean by this what’s he trying to tell us through this you must be able to do that effectively you must show or demonstrate sophisticated understanding of the tack task by the way these points that I’ve written here I didn’t get them from my head the retina in the College Board a bug which you could buy and you’ll find the same point in their book so I’m trying to be a textual formalist if I may say your response okay your response the essay you write must thoroughly evaluate evaluate the authors use of evidence reasoning a stylistics as we said again you don’t need to demonstrate all three you can use two components you can analyze them and get evidence for them and that would be enough okay now your response must contain relevant and strategically chosen points as we said you need to choose your components strategically if the author relies heavily on Asians you must point that out you must show us that he did rely a lot on kit Asians to deliver his point if he uses a lot of reasoning and logic you should point that out do not ignore the components that the author must heavily rely on your response focus focus is consistently on features relevant to task of course do not digress when you write the essay do not include any unnecessary information we don’t need that we don’t need to hear about that ok focus on the task ahead of you and don’t add any extra information that you do not need it will cost you points so I’m soon to say ok I’ll just add a few more lines maybe they’ll give me a few more points know if the lines you’re adding or unnecessary it’s gonna weaken your paragraphs and thereby weaken your essay to get four on the right thing ok your response must be cohesive ok of course the ideas have to be attached to each other you must show strong command of language that is no.6 in grammar no mistakes and punctuation no mistakes and mechanics capitalization all these sorts of stuff no mistakes ok of course are the more mistakes there are the less points you get your response must include a precise central claim you must have a central claim so for example the author you must include this at the beginning of your essay in your introduction the author relies heavily on the use of evidence and for example a stylistic elements to deliver his points such sentence must be there and then you dissect this claim into more details in the body paragraphs your response must include an introduction as we said a conclusion and then the ideas must progress logically from the introduction to the conclusion the whole essay has to be built in a strategic way it has to progress in a strategic way you must know what you’re doing basically so response has a variety and sentence structure the last thing that you want to do is write an essay which is repetitive redundant and just say more of the same again and again and again no you must show that you’re able that you do have command of language and that you’re able to write any kind of sentence that you want you have to you have to show or demonstrate consistent use a precise word choice you must have a formal style or an objective tone so if you’re being if you’re writing in a serious tone which you should you must maintain that serious tone you don’t want to all of a sudden begin using contractions in the second half of the essay when you haven’t done that at the beginning this is a formal essay so you have to be formal you have to be serious you have to rhetorically analyze what’s being said by the author so you should be able to do that so this was our introduction to the new SAT essay stay tuned for the next video when I’m ganna show you when we’re gonna read together as source stacks we’re gonna see what points we should be focusing on okay to get our information how do we know which components the author is focusing on so we’re gonna be doing that in the next video and then the video after that we’re gonna take a look at some sample responses provided by the College Board and then on the fourth video we’re going to be writing an essay of our own thank you a lot for watching please like the video if you think it deserves a like subscribe to our Channel and please share it with your friends and family stay tuned for the next video see you soon bye [Music] you