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Scholastic Assessment Tests | An IELTS Essay Sample

Published on May 18th, 2017 | Last updated on May 31st, 2019 by | Category: IELTS Essay Writing Practice | 1 Comment on Scholastic Assessment Tests | An IELTS Essay Sample | 94 Views | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Scholastic Assessment Tests | An IELTS Essay Sample

Scholastic Assessment Tests | An IELTS Essay Sample

IELTS Writing Task 2

  • Your essay should include at least 250 words.
  • You should spend approximately 40 minutes on this task.
  • In this task, your ability to respond to a topic, generate relevant ideas, outline problems and offer solutions to the problems based on your experience and reasoning is measured.
  • IELTS Writing Task 2, compared to IELTS Writing Task 1, carries more weight in scoring.

? Topic:

In the United States, the SAT is a standardized test that is administered for college admission. There has been some controversy over the efficacy of SAT tests in indicating the students’ preparation for college. 

Do you think SAT tests can determine the students’ competency for college admission? Provide reasons to support your claim.


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? The Essayist: Arash

In today’s world, assessment of knowledge is one of the most important things which is required for applying to college. There are a couple of different standardized college admission tests, however, the SAT is more significant than others in the United States. In my opinion, to evaluate the students’ qualification for college admission they should test some skills such as writing, critical reading, mathematics, etc. that the SAT can cover them.
Furthermore, as regards the number of candidates is increasing with considerable pace, the SAT is a great way to examine them and determine the students’ competency for college admission. In addition, there are limited seats for new students and it could be the best way to select them. On the other side, some people say that this method does not have a high level of accuracy because they think students have a time limit and to be more specific, they will be nervous during the test and probably they cannot show their abilities properly.
To conclude, although some people do not agree with this method to some extent, the SAT test is one of the best ways for students evaluating in the United State and I completely agree with this method and if the main structure of SAT test could be changed and they could arrange a more comfortable environment for examination it could be more useful.


✅ Error Correction:

  • Your essay contains 228 words, which is slightly below the minimum number of 250 words.
  • Paragraph 1, Line 4: … that the SAT can cover. You have already talked about ‘them’.
  • Paragraph 2, Line 1: You should not start your first supporting paragraph with ‘furthermore’.
  • Paragraph 2, Line 1: at a considerable pace
  • Paragraph 2, Line 1: as regard the number of candidates, which is increasing at a considerable rate,
  • Paragraph 2, Lines 1-2: … to examine the students and determine their competency
  • Paragraph 3, Line 1: evaluating the students
  • Paragraph 3, Line 2: Instead of ‘and’, it’s better to use ‘however’.
  • Last Line: they :arrow: test administrators
  • In your essay, you have developed relevant ideas and also offered some advice. That is great.
  • Your essay has adequate clarity. Good point.

Scholastic Assessment Tests as an IELTS Essay Sample

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  1. In today’s world, assessment of knowledge is one of the most important things which is required for applying to college. There are a couple of different standardized college admission tests, however, the SAT is more significant than others in the United States. In my opinion, to evaluate the students’ qualification for college admission they should test some skills such as writing, critical reading, mathematics, etc. that the SAT can cover them.
    Furthermore, as regards the number of candidates is increasing with considerable pace, the SAT is a great way to examine them and determine the students’ competency for college admission. In addition, there are limited seats for new students and it could be the best way to select them. On the other side, some people say that this method does not have a high level of accuracy because they think students have a time limit and to be more specific, they will be nervous during the test and probably they cannot show their abilities properly.
    To conclude, although some people do not agree with this method to some extent, the SAT test is one of the best ways for students evaluating in the United State and I completely agree with this method and if the main structure of SAT test could be changed and they could arrange a more comfortable environment for examination it could be more useful.

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