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Winning Strategies For ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample Prompts

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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.

This guidebook will help you to:

  • Analyze each prompt 
  • Plan the essay carefully
  • Make a compelling argument
  • Use the allotted time effectively
  • Evaluate sample essays
  • Increase your confidence

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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The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated, and packed with relevant content that has been prepared by authors with more than a decade of experience in the field. 

 

Editorial Reviews

Dr. Weinstein has translated the ACT essay instruction she regularly gives to her students into a methodical, easy-to-use guide for any student wishing to master the ACT essay. This workbook is full of realistic ACT-style essay prompts with the classic three perspectives that take the student from clear examples to completed essays. Later in the workbook are prompts that require more and more input from the student; a student can employ this step-by-step approach for independent study or with the help of a professional. I know that I’ll be using this book from now on.

- Kate Dalby, President, Inspiring Test Preparation, Inc.

 

I love the way Winning Strategies for ACT Writing Essays deconstructs the test. With the guide’s detailed focus on everything from analyzing the prompt and creating a topic sentence to presenting a counter argument, students can really hone in on the specific skills they need to develop. I wish all prep books were as easy to follow! The skills reinforced in this book will not only improve students’ scores but also make them stronger writers, which will have a lifelong impact.

- Reena Kamins, Independent Educational Consultant, College, Career & Life

 

Don’t take the ACT without first reading Dr. Weinstein’s Winning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing! This books takes you through every step of the essay writing process, including how to analyze the question, select the best position, manage your time with precision, and finish the test with a fantastic score. The 15 sample prompts are expertly crafted and will provide all the practice you need, whether you’re studying on your own or working with a tutor.

- Heather Krey, Director, Test Prep for Success

 

Reading Aimee Weinstein’s Winning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing is like having a friendly and knowledgeable teacher sitting across the table talking just to you. Such comfortable teaching is what Aimee has always done in her professional career, and now she does it with her book on how to write for the ACT. Aimee's approach is to isolate the most important points of writing well, but her own writing style is the magic that makes the instruction natural and easy to follow. Her explanations are clear, well-organized, and phrased in a lively manner that teens will appreciate. Particularly helpful are the 15 example essays with Aimee’s markings and comments. The book’s information will assist all types of learners as the graphic charts and marked essays are effectively presented. Winning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing will be welcomed by both students and tutors — as well as worried parents not knowing how to help their children with the ACT.

- Cathy Colglazier, English Chair at McLean and TJHSST

 

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