What is changing with the new ACT Essay?

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What is changing with the new ACT Essay?

Students will be encouraged to gather their thoughts and pre-write more in-depth. There will be a separate pre-writing sheet for this purpose.

The essay prompts will move away from the school & current event focus they currently have and shift more towards more general intellectual questions.

Students will have to evaluate three different perspectives on the topic.

Students will receive more comprehensive scoring. In addition to the 2-12 overall score, they will receive scores in the following sub-domains: ideas and analysis, development and support, organization, and language use.

We do not yet know how long the new ACT Writing test will be. I would imagine it will be in the 40-50 minute range as opposed to the current 30 minutes. We should find this out in the coming months.

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