Ch 43: ACT Writing - Advanced Skills: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Writing - Advanced Skills chapter of this ACT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about advanced writing skills. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the information about advanced writing skills required for the ACT exam.

How it works:

  • Begin your ACT review or other writing preparation work.
  • Identify the advanced writing skills concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our ACT prep tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn advanced writing skills and earn acceptable scores. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding focus, use of good diction, active and passive voice, or any other advanced writing skills topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their ACT preparation
  • Prefer learning ACT topics visually
  • Find themselves struggling with the advanced skills portion of the review
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in their ACT preparation
  • Don't have access to ACT review materials

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning advanced writing skills simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live ACT prep tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Complete your advanced skills review on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Review how to respond to an essay prompt while keeping your essay focused.
  • Learn to develop style, tone and point-of-view through use of good diction.
  • Find out how to avoid faulty comparisons.
  • Learn to write logical sentences.
  • Discover what makes writing good.
  • Review how to transform your writing from active to passive voice.

7 Lessons in Chapter 43: ACT Writing - Advanced Skills: Tutoring Solution
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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

You may have heard your teachers toss around the terms 'passive voice' and 'active voice'. But if you've never really understood what it means to write actively or passively, stick with us -- and learn how to turn to awkward passive sentences into bright, active ones.

Chicago Formatting: Style & Definition

6. Chicago Formatting: Style & Definition

What do your instructors mean, exactly, when they ask for 'Chicago' source citations in your essays? Get an overview of the two main Chicago Manual of Style source citation systems and some of their most common uses in academic writing.

Period Bibliography: Definition & Examples

7. Period Bibliography: Definition & Examples

Find out what period bibliographies are, how they're different from other types of bibliographies, and how they're useful. Read the lesson, and then take a brief quiz to test your new knowledge.

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