About ACT Exam
following instructions are printed on the cover of the Writing Test booklet.
is a test of your writing skills. You will have thirty (30) minutes to write an
essay in English. Before you begin planning and writing your essay, read the
writing prompt carefully to understand exactly what you are being asked to do.
Your essay will be evaluated on the evidence it provides of your ability to
express judgments by taking a position on the issue in the writing prompt; to
maintain a focus on the topic throughout the essay; to develop a position by
using logical reasoning and by supporting your ideas; to organize ideas in a
logical way; and to use language clearly and effectively according to the
conventions of standard written English.
may use the unlined pages in this test booklet to plan your essay. These pages
will not be scored. You must write your essay in pencil on the lined pages in the
answer folder. Your writing on those lined pages will be scored. You may not
need all the lined pages, but to ensure you have enough room to finish, do NOT
skip lines. You may write corrections or additions neatly between the lines of
your essay, but do NOT write in the margins of the lined pages.
essays cannot be scored, so you must write (or print) clearly.
finish before time is called, you may review your work. Lay your pencil down
immediately when time is called.
OPEN THIS BOOK UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.