Ch 43: ACT Writing - Overview: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The ACT Writing - Overview chapter of this ACT Prep Help and Review course is the simplest way to learn about the ACT writing test. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students know what to expect on the ACT writing test.

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 how to prepare for the ACT writing test
  • Need an efficient way to learn about the ACT writing test
  • 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 - Overview 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 - Overview chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any writing question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this course, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • Should I take the optional writing portion of the ACT?
  • How is the ACT writing test structured and scored?
  • What are some strategies for tackling the ACT essay?

5 Lessons in Chapter 43: ACT Writing - Overview: Help and Review
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What is the ACT Writing Test?

1. What is the ACT Writing Test?

The ACT writing test is an optional essay test that is allotted 40 minutes. Learn about ACT writing, find out the two parts of the ACT essay prompt, and learn about the scoring method for this test.

ACT Writing: Strategy

2. ACT Writing: Strategy

The writing section of the ACT is an essay response to a designated prompt which students are given 40 minutes to complete. This lesson offers ways to prepare for the ACT writing section, including how to prepare beforehand, an example of a possible question, and the formula for a successful essay.

How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

3. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

Sometimes academic exams and other situations, such as job interviews, require you to write a timed essay. Learn the four steps that will enable you to write a great essay quickly while under pressure, including understand the question, outline major points, write the introduction and conclusion last, and edit your essay.

How to Write a Strong Personal Essay

4. How to Write a Strong Personal Essay

There are many reasons to write a personal essay in academic settings and the best ones have a clear purpose. Learn how to write a strong personal essay by identifying your purpose, narrowing your scope, editing your ideas, and not meandering.

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

5. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

Some essays are used to argue a perspective and persuade an audience. Learn how to structure and organize an argument in an essay and recognize the components needed to create a strong argument.

Chapter Practice Exam
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