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Author's Craft

Skills needed to score in this band

This particular skill group is not represented in this score band. However, it is an important academic skill tested on the SAT. Students are encouraged to review the skills and examples in the next highest score band where this particular skill group does appear.

Skills needed to score in the next band

As you read a text, think about the author’s purpose for writing (for example, to express his or her feelings about a subject, to inform the reader, to present an argument).

As you read a text, look for literary devices such as personification, metaphor, and hyperbole. As you identify them, think about what effect they have on the text.

 

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