Sat., July 08, 2017 at 9:30am


Sat., July 08, 2017 at 12:00am

Event Venue

Salem Public Library

821 E. State St.

Salem, OH



Posted In

Writing a timed, impromptu essay can be daunting and stressful, even to experienced writers. Yet, such essays are important parts of both the ACT and the SAT. This summer, Salem Public Library will offer students an informational session to help them develop specific strategies for writing the ACT or SAT essay. The session, designed for young adults planning to take ACT and/or SAT testing, will be held on July 8, 2017, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Quaker Room of the library located at 821 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460. During that time the instructor Valerie Weingart, will cover time-management and pre-writing strategies, suggestions for essay structure, developing a strong thesis statement, grammar and vocabulary, and more. Together the students and the instructor will review sample essays, giving students a chance to take the grader’s place and see what separates and adequate essay from an excellent essay.

After the instructional portion, students will be given the chance to write a practice ACT or SAT style essay. The instructor will review these essays and provide written feedback, as well as an approximated score, to the students. Essay feedback will be returned via email within two weeks of the session.

Registration is required to participate and may be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us , or by calling the library at 330-332-0042 for registration assistance. For more information please call the library or email: library@www.salem.lib.oh.us .