写作的时候，尽量的使用简单的词汇并写作易懂的语句。这样做，可以使读者更清楚的明白你的立场和你文章的目的。要记住，SAT 写作不是考察你的生词量，而是在考察你是否能将你的想法通过文字的方式传递给读者。 如果想做到这点，那么作者在写作的时候，应该避免使用那些无关紧要的词汇，模糊不清的词汇，和条例不清的语句。让我们来看下面的例子：
例 1 To facilitate input by the maximum number of potential purchasers, questionnaires were designed and posted well in advance of the launch of the promotional marketing campaign.
Improved: Before we began advertising, we designed and mailed a marketing survey to find out what customers were looking for.
SAT 的写作考试，要求的是一篇有专业性的写作，而不是一篇日记或随笔。所以使用俚语不应该在 SAT 的考试中出现。例如，在高考的时候，考生把“我要去…”写成“俺要去…” 加有地方方言的语言方式。下面让我们通过英文的例子来说明：
例 1 Brian’s mother reprimanded him for blowing his physic test.
Improved: Brian’s mother reprimanded him for failing his physic test.
例 2 Close-support, transport, and reconnaissance assistance is provided by the S-3X helicopter, which is the most cost effective in a crane configuration.
Improved: The S-3X helicopter provides support, transportation, and reconnaissance. However, the helicopter is most cost effective when it works as a crane.
例 1 The glee club held a fund-raiser, the basketball team also held a fundraiser.
Improved sentences: The glee club and the basketball team held fundraisers (compound subject)
例 2Kareem opened the door, He invited all of us in.
Improved sentences: Kareem opened the door and invited all of us in. (compound verb)
例 3 The most valuable player on the basketball team will give the graduation speech. She is the star of this year’s musical.
Improved sentences: The most valuable player on the basketball team, who is also the star of this year’s musical, will give the graduation speech (appositive)
例 4 The wide receiver ran down the field. He caught the winning touchdown pass.
Improved sentences: Running down the field, the wide receiver caught the winning pass (modifying phrase)
在文章的写作中，少运用一些 general words,反而多增加 specific images. 什么是 general words 和 specific images 那，例如说; car 就是 general words,因为车的种类有很多。 而 Benz SUV 就是 specific images。 在考试的时候，多使用 specific words 可以帮助把物体解释的更清楚。读者也会获得更多的信息，使他们对你的文章更方便了解。下面，让我们通过几个例子来证明：
例 1 General: Tom got into his car and drove off.
Specific: Tom leaped into his SUV and roared off.
例 2 General: The writer wrote a three-page critique of the painting in which he said he did not like it.
Specific: In his three-page critique, the art critic squeezed every drop of meaning- and enjoyment- out of the 3-inch by 3-inch pastel.
General words 对人物，地点，和事物的介绍都无法给读者准备的信息，所以为了更清楚的说明，把这些名词都应该换成specific words.
例 3 General: An old dog came up the street.
Specific: An ancient, gray-muzzled golden retriever wandered up Bluebird Canyon Road.
例 4 General: My coach illustrates the point about playing fairly.
Specific: My basketball coach, Ms Berry, illustrates the essay- ist’s point about playing fairly.
例 5 General: At the end of the day, the workmen walked up the snow-covered road.
Specific: At the end of the day, the tired workmen trudged wearily up the snow-covered road.
Specific images 也可以使用在你的感想和对某个事物的理解上
例 6 General: I thought the essay was well-written and interesting.
Specific: I thought the writer effectively organized her essay to move from the specific to the general.
大家在写作的时候，有的同学习惯使用一些例如 ugly as sin, pretty as a picture 之类的词汇。在这里，建议大家不要使用这类词汇。因为在使用这些词汇的时候，会给读者一种陈词滥调，平淡无味的感觉，更有可能使读者误会你本身的意思。尤其是在 SAT 写作考试当中使用。 下面，让我们通过几个例子来证明：
例 1 I was shaking in my boots before the interview, but I was happy as a lark when the personnel manager offered me the job.
Improved: I was terrified before the interview, but I was ecstatic when the personnel manager offered me the job.
例 2 Whether the author really believed what he wrote was the sixty-four dollar question.
Improved: whether the author really believed what he wrote was difficult to determine from the answers he gave the interviewer.