Ch 43: ACT Writing: Advanced Writing Skills

About This Chapter

Review essential writing skills in your preparations for the ACT. Use these short, informative videos and quick quizzes to be ready for your writing prompt on test day.

ACT Writing: Advanced Writing Skills - Chapter Summary

Our video lessons and quizzes will assist your review of the advanced skills necessary for writing a top-notch essay. Brush up on the following topics:

  • Voice
  • Focus
  • Diction
  • Style
  • Tone
  • Point-of-View

Organize yourself for the test with these informative lessons and quizzes, while getting additional practice in responding to writing prompts and completing timed essays.

ACT Writing Objectives

Some schools don't require the writing portion of the ACT. Make sure that you check with the college of your choice to see the requirements. You'll have 30 minutes to plan and write your essay for the ACT. Your topic will be an issue raised through the writing prompt, for which you'll take one point of view. Your writing should fulfill the following important objectives:

  • Maintain focus on your topic
  • Organize ideas logically
  • Develop a position with logical support and reasoning
  • Express judgments by taking a position
  • Use clear and effective standard written English

These video lessons, quizzes and writing practice will help you sharpen your advanced writing skills and excel on test day. Two evaluators will read your essay and each rate it from 1-6. Your writing sub-score will then be the sum of their ratings (2-12). You'll also receive an additional score that combines your English and writing scores. The evaluators may also make comments on your essay. Your writing score doesn't affect your ACT composite score that is based on the multiple-choice tests.

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