Winning Strategies For ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample Prompts (Test Prep #23) (Paperback)
This guidebook offers step-by-step, proven strategies for crafting a winning ACT essay. It includes suggestions for approaching the writing task, analyzing the issues presented, and managing time effectively. The book contains fifteen sample prompts using the exact same format as the official ACT tests. Each prompt includes a sample pro/con chart so students can learn to carefully plan and organize the essay before writing.
Additionally, this book describes techniques to think through, outline, and write an engaging introduction, impressive supporting paragraphs, and powerful conclusion. There are recommendations for selecting a point of view and using solid evidence to support the argument. Additionally, there is a discussion of the ACT scoring rubric and reasons for taking the essay portion.
Winning Strategies For ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample Prompts is suitable for use with or without a tutor. By reading and practicing with this text, students will gain the tools and confidence to write a high scoring essay.
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This guidebook is designed to prepare you to write the ACT argumentative essay. On the test, you will read about a current social issue and be given three different perspectives on the topic. Your task is to evaluate the perspectives and write a well-organized analytical argument. You may agree with one point of view or synthesize multiple views. The position you choose must be supported with relevant, well-reasoned evidence. This book offers step-by-step recommendations on the entire writing process - from approaching the prompt to planning the essay to writing the final product. It includes sample outlines of potential essays as well as a chart for each prompt to help students learn to address the varied perspectives. The 15 sample prompts will give you practical experience in applying the strategies to write a winning ACT essay.
About the Author
Dr. Aimee Weinstein is a writer and professor whose passion is coaching students on how to write effective essays for college applications as well as the ACT and SAT. She works full-time at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia as a Term Assistant Professor of Humanities and Graduate Pathway Advisor with INTO Mason. Dr. Weinstein works with the INTO Mason Mentoring Committee and is part of the Mason Faculty Learning Community on the Study of Teaching and Learning. She received her doctorate from the Department of Higher Education at George Mason University where she focused on teaching writing to second language learners via a hybrid classroom. Dr. Weinstein lived for more than ten years in Tokyo, Japan where she taught writing at Temple University, Japan. She has held positions at The George Washington University and Prince George's Community College (MD), teaching classes in various levels and genres of writing. Her previous publications include several food and travel articles in English-language magazines in Japan. Dr. Weinstein currently lives in McLean, Virginia.