Ch 44: ACT Writing: Overview

About This Chapter

Learn about the structure and scoring of the ACT writing exam with this chapter's video lessons and quizzes. Instructors show you what to expect from the essay prompt found in this standardized college admissions test.

ACT Writing: Overview - Chapter Summary

The writing portion of the ACT takes 30 minutes to complete. During this part of the exam, you'll be given a single writing prompt and asked to describe your views on the issue presented. If you'd like to learn more about what to expect from this part of the test, take advantage of video lessons outlining strategies specific to writing ACT essays. Instructors also show you what characteristics will factor into the score you receive. Lessons cover the following:

  • Test structure
  • Scoring guidelines
  • Question formatting
  • Essay writing strategies

Instructors teaching this ACT writing chapter discuss the topics listed above in short, entertaining video lessons lasting between five and ten minutes each. If you'd like to access writing tips while working on an essay prompt of your own, lesson transcripts allow you to view this information at a glance. There are also self-guided multiple-choice questions you can use to make sure you've got a solid understanding of the information covered here.

ACT Writing: Overview - Chapter Objectives

Scores on the ACT writing test can be used to supplement your college application and show off your composition skills to prospective schools. It can also be used to apply to colleges that require scores on this test as part of the admissions process.

Begin preparing for the exam with this chapter's video lessons. Knowing what to expect can help you put together a sound test-taking strategy and make the most of the essay planning and practice exercises found in some of our other lessons.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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