Lesson No. 1: The Anatomy of the SAT Essay

Anatomy Goal

  • Identify which parts of the SAT will be new on test day and which parts are consistent for each test and easily learned prior to test day.


The highlighted portions are the sections that will be new to you on test day. Everything else is consistent from test to test, so you can familiarize yourself and know the other sections like muscle memory, which will let you focus on the most important aspects of the SAT Essay. On test day, you will have 50 minutes to read, analyze and write your response.