Ch 40: ACT Writing - Essay Skills: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

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

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other ACT writing preparation work.
  • Identify the essay writing topics 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 how to write essays and earn acceptable scores. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding how to organize and improve essay content, identify a logical fallacy, anticipate audience opposition or any other essay skills topic.
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their ACT writing preparation
  • Prefer learning ACT writing topics visually
  • Find themselves struggling with essay writing
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in their ACT writing preparation
  • Need access to ACT writing materials

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make preparing for the ACT writing section 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. Review essay writing skills 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

  • Learn how to write, edit and proofread a timed essay.
  • Recognize and avoid logical fallacies.
  • Develop an audience appeal and respond to opposing views.
  • Catch grammar and spelling mistakes.
  • Structure an essay argument.
  • Develop the body of an essay.

10 Lessons in Chapter 40: ACT Writing - Essay Skills: Tutoring Solution
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Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing

1. Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing

It can be tough to practice your essay-writing skills on your own without a teacher's feedback. With some time and practice (and by using this game plan), you'll be on your way to practicing, evaluating and improving your writing.

How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

2. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

Many tests will require you to write a timed essay. You may feel panicked at the idea of having to produce a high-quality essay under a tight time constraint. But you can relax: this video shows you four basic steps to follow so that you can write a great essay quickly.

How to Write a Strong Personal Essay

3. How to Write a Strong Personal Essay

At some point, you may be required to write a personal essay. Watch this video to learn how to turn your personal experiences into an effective essay.

Writing for Your Audience

4. Writing for Your Audience

By understanding some fundamental characteristics about your audience, you can write more effectively and be in better control of how well your writing is received by that audience. This video explains the basic points that you should consider in order to provide more informative and more persuasive essays for your readers.

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

5. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

When you write a persuasive essay, it's important to think about how you'll construct your argument, from how you'll arrange your major points to how and where you'll refute opposing views. This video covers some of the basics for structuring an argument.

Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

6. Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

In addition to planning the major argumentative points you'll make when writing a persuasive paper, you should also think about potential opposing views. This video gives you tips for determining how to effectively anticipate and refute opposing views as you write your argument.

What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them

7. What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them

Logical fallacies are flaws in reasoning that can throw your argument off track and confuse your reader. This video explains how to identify a few common logical fallacies and how to steer clear of them.

How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

8. How to Engage Readers by Picking and Developing an Appeal

There are three types of appeals that you can use in your persuasive writing to make your arguments more effective. In this video, you'll learn about logical, ethical, and emotional appeals as well as how to use them.

How to Edit and Improve Essay Content

9. How to Edit and Improve Essay Content

Going back through an essay that you've written in order to make substantive content improvements can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are some basic principles that you can apply to whip your essay into shape.

How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

10. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.

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