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Some SAT essay tips for you: First, don't say "kid" unless you mean "goat". (Open to read more)

Some SAT essay tips for you: First, don't say "kid" unless you mean "goat". (Open to read more)

by Erin Billy -
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Hi, all. This is Erin, the founder of TestMagic. I've read several dozen essays in the last couple of days, and I wanted to give you some tips to improve.

One of the first tips is to avoid using slang or informal language in your SAT essays. Some of the most common examples of informal language that's super-easy to correct:
  • If you mean child, say child. Don't say kid. A kid is a young goat or sheep. Seriously. Similarly, don't say kids unless you mean young goats; instead, say children.
  • Don't say mom; say mother. Don't say dad; say father. Don't say grandma and grandpa; say grandmother and grandfather instead. You get the idea.

That's it for now. In the future, we'll be posting more tips like this. If you'd like more information and test-taking tips, information, pointers, and the like, please like the TestMagic Facebook page or sign up for the TestMagic Word of the Day.