Notice for All SSAT and ISEE Prep Students (Oct. 2017)
Dear SSAT and ISEE Prep Families,
High school application season is in full-swing, and it is time to start thinking about the SSAT/ISEE writing section! While the essay is not graded on the official SSAT/ISEE, it is included in your child’s private school application. The kind of writing your child will do on these tests is a strong indicator of his or her academic performance. Admissions counselors use these essays to learn how your child organizes thoughts and presents information.
Therefore, all SSAT/ISEE Prep students take full-length practice tests with the essay included. Please encourage your child to take the writing section seriously. Although the official essay will not be graded, MEK students receive detailed feedback and a numerical score on their practice essays. Make sure to review this feedback with your child to help him or her improve next time.
Students who continue to struggle with the SSAT/ISEE writing section will be asked to join Writing Lab for additional support. Private high schools are focusing more and more on this part of the application, and it is important for your child to build his or her writing skills efficiently.
Students who are recommended for Writing Lab will be notified by their teachers. If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to call us at (855)-346-1410.
Thank you and good luck to all students as they continue to prepare for their exams!
Head Counselor at MEK Review
(P.S.–Want to see a complete breakdown of the SSAT? Click here.)