The table and question above come from pages 38 and 39 of the Magoosh ACT Practice Test PDF. ACT Writing (AKA the Optional ACT Essay) The ACT essay features a short description of an important social issue, followed by three different position statements about the issue. Your essay will analyze the three positions and also develop and defend.
No need to stress! The ACT essay follows a predictable format, which means you can practice and prepare beforehand. Take a look at a sample ACT writing prompt and learn five key steps to penning a high-scoring essay. Keep in mind: The ACT writing essay is optional. Currently, only 27 colleges and universities require the ACT with Writing.