New ACT writing essay prompt from December 2015 ACT Asia

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This new ACT writing essay prompt below is from December 2015 ACT Asia


Essay Prompt:

Researchers claim that it takes 10,000 hours of practicing to truly master a complex skill. That's the equivalent of practicing something-a musical instrument,a second language, a sport-for eight hours a day, everyday, for three and a half years. Given the required level of commitment and effort, it is worth considering the value of mastering a complex skill.

Read and carefully consider these perspectives. Each suggests a particular way of thinking about value of mastering a complex skills.

Perspective One:

Dedication to a goal gives purpose and order to life. The determination and persistence required shape us into strong people and are rewards in themselves.

Perspective Two:

Mastering a skill may be worth effort for someone,but most people need variety and fun in their lives. It's important to be a well-rounded and relaxed person.

Perspective Three:

Find something you are good at and stick with it. By default, you will achieve mastery. It will not require special character and effort.

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