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Ch 42: ACT Writing - Advanced Skills: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The ACT Writing - Advanced Skills chapter of this ACT Prep Help and Review course is the simplest way to master advanced writing skills. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of advanced writing.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering ACT preparation material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better ACT scores. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding active and passive voice or good diction
  • Need an efficient way to learn advanced writing skills
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers
  • Missed class time and need to catch up
  • Can't access extra ACT review resources at school

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the ACT Writing - Advanced Skills chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the ACT Writing - Advanced Skills chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any advanced writing skills question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • How can I focus my essay and respond to the essay prompt?
  • How can I write with good diction?
  • What are some ways to write logical sentences and avoid faulty comparisons?
  • What makes writing good?
  • How can I turn passive voice into active voice?

9 Lessons in Chapter 42: ACT Writing - Advanced Skills: Help and Review
How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

1. How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

In this video, learn how to ensure that your writing responds directly to your assignment. Then find out how to spot where you may have strayed from the paper's point and how to get back on track.

How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

2. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

Developing a good writing style starts with developing good diction. You can't craft an essay or story the way you want without being able to choose the right words first. Here's how.

How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

3. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

Your sentences may not always make as much sense as you think they do, especially if you're comparing two or more things. It's easy to let comparisons become illogical, incomplete, or ambiguous. Learn how to avoid making faulty comparisons on your way to writing a great essay.

How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

4. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

From great ideas to great execution, learn what makes writing 'good' and how to transform your writing from 'okay' to accomplished through the use of specific examples, great ideas, and organization.

Active and Passive Voice

5. Active and Passive Voice

No one likes a passive person, so why should you write in the passive voice? You may have heard your teachers toss around the terms 'passive voice' and 'active voice' You may have even been told not write in the former. But if you've never really understood what it means to write actively or passively, stick with us -- and learn how to turn to cludgy passive sentences into bright, active ones.

Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

6. Narrative Techniques in Writing: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, we will examine various types of narrative techniques in writing, as well as examples of the literary techniques relevant to style, plot, and perspective/point of view.

Revised Book: Definition & Examples

7. Revised Book: Definition & Examples

Find out what a revised book is, and what is changed when a book is revised. Learn how revised books appear in Works Cited and Reference pages. Read the lesson, and then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

What is Ethos? - Definition & Meaning

8. What is Ethos? - Definition & Meaning

Learn the definition and history of the word 'ethos' and its role in persuasive writing in this lesson. Also, find out what the three rhetorical appeals are and how ethos can increase persuasiveness.

Components of Writing a Persuasive Essay

9. Components of Writing a Persuasive Essay

In this lesson, we will define persuasive writing, look at the different goals of a persuasive essay, and then discuss how to plan and develop a persuasive topic.

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