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What are some tips for writing a high-scoring essay for the ACT?
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Because a student has only 30 minutes in which to write an ACT essay, it's important to be very focused and think ahead. The five paragraph format works quite well for this.
First, read over the question carefully. Think of a simple, clear solution that you can support with two or three examples. Then write an outline in the form of a heading for each paragraph. Compose the essay by writing 3-4 sentences after each heading. If you get stuck on one heading, write the .next section, and then move back. Don't overwrite one point and run out of time.
Finally, take time to proofread.
A good idea is to practice this sort of timed writing with an egg timer at home to get comfortable with it before you take the test.
Posted by thanatassa on September 24, 2012 at 9:11 PM (Answer #1)
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