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Act writing--how to get a top score?

KatieAppliesKatieApplies Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
edited April 2008 in ACT Preparation
Apparently not by doing what I did, LOL. I got an 8 and a "maintained focus on prompt" comment.
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Replies to: Act writing--how to get a top score?

  • rob22rob22 Registered User Posts: 207 Junior Member
    I just got my writing score using a new strategy, so maybe this will help:
    Old Idea (got an 8): Get 3 main points, the last one opposing the counterargument, organizing an intro/body/conclusion using basic ideas.
    New Idea (got an 11!!!): Just write, and let it flow. I immediately think of three main ideas .. it goes like this
    + idea 1
    + idea 2
    - idea 3
    I put a minus by idea 3, since it is more of an attack on the counterargument than supporting my argument.
    The key here is to write a lot. I had 3 1/4 pages filled. Throw in a few big words (but don't go crazy or make them forced) and show the reader you know how to use punctuation ( : ; hyphen/dash) and you will score well.
    Hope that helps .. i'm not an expert but I did improve and am very happy! :)
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