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High School Essay Intensive
SAT Preparation & College Application Essay Strategies
by: Andrew Pudewa
Our Price: $79.00
preparation for the SAT essay and the college/university application essay. This class has been sold out in every city where we've offered
it - there must be a high demand for this kind of upper level
prompt-based writing practice. The printed materials are on CD-Rom, so
it's a very economical course to do with a small group of students.
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This seminar on four DVDs presents tools and tips for tackling the
timed essay as currently included in the SAT exam, and introduces
strategies for writing a well-done “personal essay” for a college
Recorded live at Biola University, this full-day class fills four DVD
discs, with handouts on one CD-Rom for ease of use with multiple
students. Previous experience with the IEW program is helpful, but not
required; the content is significantly different from any of our other
In Part One, students write two entire 25-minute essays (a
“before” and “after”), review grading criteria from The College Board,
complete several types of outlines, and learn how to continue
practicing for the test.
Part Two discusses typical questions for college and university
application “personal” essays, helps students determine structure
based on length, and shows a concrete process for developing ideas.
Participants write out one complete “TRIAC” paragraph, and work on a
full outline for a real personal essay.
The CD-Rom contains the .PDF files for both seminar handouts,
and several bonus files (text, .mp3, and PowerPoint) dealing with
other aspects of SAT preparation.
Click here to see a PDF sample!
Disc 1 and 2 (Part One)
SAT (Prompt-Based) Essay Preparation
Practice for the SAT
Essay (Responding to a Prompt
Initial Prompt Exercise
The Six-Point Rubric
Analysis of Scored
How to Practice and
Prepare for the SAT Essay
Second Prompt Exercise
Plan for Preparation,
Disc 3 and 4 (Part
Planning for the College
Application Personal Essay
Overview of what
Analysis of samples
The Common Application
Writing a notable essay
Planning a draft
CD Rom Includes:
All the handouts
necessary for the seminar
Patsy Brekke’s “Essays
on Demand” lesson plans, a 14 week program with complete prompts and
instructions to practice SAT type essays.
An SAT Preparation
Lecture on MP3 by Julie Walker of Biola Youth Academics complete
with power-point slides.
What is TRIAC ?
Topic: What are you writing about?
Restriction: Narrow the focus
Illustration: Give examples/evidence
Analysis: Show value, significance, problems, or impact
Clincher: Repeat or reflect topic
Testimonies from the live class:
"I really didn't want to come, but my mom made me, and I am soooo
glad I did. It's really going to help me, and I'm not so worried about
the SAT essay any more."
"I took the SAT last spring and did okay, but I'm going to do it again
and go for a better score. With this new information, I'm very sure
I'll do better on the essay portion."
"Mr. Pudewa’s seminar is like the rock concert of writing classes."
"This workshop just de-mystified the whole thing for me. Thanks!"
"Although I've been in many of your classes before, this was awesome.
I especially loved the strategies for quickly planning and outlining a
short essay, and the advice about how to formulate an opinion and just
go for it, even if you're a little undecided about the question. Also
the TRIAC paragraph model is awesome—it makes it so easy to organize a
"Really glad I came. I learned a lot. (And I got out of school, too!)"
"I came to be with my son, but I actually had a lot of fun myself. I
sure wish I knew some of this when I was going into college!"
"My daughter Elisa attended the High School Essay Prep Course last
week. She really enjoyed Mr. Pudewa's humor and his techniques, tips,
and tricks for writing timed essays and college application personal
essays. In addition, she appreciated the in-class timed essays and
other exercises that enabled her to put into practice what she had
just learned. Not only did she gain valuable instruction with regard
to the essays, but she picked up several other techniques such as the
TRAIC paragraph model that she can immediately apply in her current
writing assignments and papers. Thanks to Mr. Pudewa for an excellent
course!" —Bethany in WA
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