SAT Essay Workshop

Program Description: This class will focus on the key skills needed for the SAT Essay. Using real SAT passages as course material, students will learn to identify the rhetorical devices they can expect to encounter on their SAT essay assignment, choose text to quote or paraphrase, state how their examples serve the author’s purpose, and explain how the selected rhetorical devices are persuasive.

The course will also cover strategies to organize your essay effectively, increasing your chances of a maximum score. Topics covered include the introduction, thesis statement, topic sentences, examples, explanation, analysis, and conclusion.The skills covered in the class focus on reading comprehension, which in turn will assist students with their SAT Reading Test and SAT Writing and Language Test. In addition, these skills are applicable to high school essays and to life in college and beyond.

Immediately following the class, students will have the opportunity to write a practice essay. For an extra charge, students can receive individual feedback from the tutor. This can be done immediately after writing the essay, if time allows, or can be scheduled for a later date.

Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018

09:30am to 11:15am, workshop instruction
11:30am to 12:20pm, students write essays
12:30pm onwards: 20 minutes individual feedback per student.
Address: 20432 Silverado Ave, Ste 212, Cupertino, CA 95014

Workshop (1 hour, 45 minutes): $50
Individual feedback: Additional $20


Instructor: Juliet Davoren graduated from Edinburgh University with an M.A. Honours degree. She currently teaches in the Cupertino Union School District, where she gains insights on how SAT and ACT concepts correlate with the school curriculum.

At SpringLight, Juliet has successfully helped students with their college application essays, high school essays, and SAT/ACT preparation. Many of her students have been able to raise their test scores in a short period of time, and her students feel a heightened sense of responsibility and care when working with her. Students she has worked with for college applications have been admitted to Stanford, Yale, MIT, UPenn and more.

In her spare time, Juliet shares her Scottish cultural background with others by teaching Scottish Country Dance to adults and children in the Bay Area.