Writing, Grammar, Literature, ACT Prep Education: M.Ed.,Stanford University

Writing, Grammar, Literature, ACT Prep Education: M.Ed.,Stanford University

Writing, Grammar, Literature, ACT Prep Education: M.Ed.,Stanford University

Examining ACT Essay Examples

Katie is an enthusiastic teacher who strives to create connections between literature and student’s every day lives.

We spend a lot of the time speaing frankly about most of the essential aspects of a ACT style that is good essay. In this episode we are going to take a good look at some sample essays that have been written by actual students as a result to an ACT style prompt. Furthermore these were graded by actual teachers and evaluated on the ACT Rubric, so just a reminder the Rubric will probably consider seven indicators when it comes to ACT within their understanding of task, position, complexity, development, organization, sentences and word grammar and choice. So let us take a good look at those essays and view the way they compare well in the scale.
Let’s take a look at example essay number 1, go right to the bonus materials and download pay for papers it. It scored an 11 which means one teacher gave it a five and something teacher gave it the most points that are possible that was a six. I will read through the very first paragraph with you but, it could be necessary for one to get it printed call at front of you. Alright so it starts, ‘the problem that is perennial schools in the united states today is dropout rates. This blight that is stubborn refused to disappear completely despite of many different methods enacted by schools to eliminate it. In a school that is certain two among these methods have been proposed-either offering free tutoring or offering a wider variety of classes. Even though the idea of free tutoring sounds attractive, the answer is based on offering a wider selection of classes, which ultimately encourages students to stay in school.’ This essay continues on to give ample support of factual statements about why you need to give a wider selection of classes and in addition really hummers home a counter that is strong that shows why free tutoring just won’t work. Let us take a look at how it measures as much as a few of the indicators that are key we’ve discussed earlier. We will lump some of those indicators together simply for easy sake since they really go in conjunction. So let’s talk about how it did with ‘task and position.’ This essay did a truly solid job of setting up the task, showing a knowledge from it and then taking a position that is strong. Very clearly the essay states, ‘The solution lies in offering a wider number of classes, which ultimately encourages students to stay in school.’ They’re not straddling in the fence, you are told by them what it really is they’re going to prove which they is going with ‘the offering a wider selection of classes,’ and provides the reason why. The reason behind it is that ‘it ultimately encourages students to stay in school.’
Alright let’s have a look at ‘Complexity and development.’ So here is where in fact the readers are really looking with specific examples for you to show a global view that you’ve considered all different viewpoints and then supported it. So we’re likely to have a look at three spots in this essay where this writer does indeed a job that is great. The initial position the writer tops is, ‘the reason that is biggest behind students dropping out of school is not inability but apathy. what my not brighten those paths is free tutoring. This technique relies on the erroneous belief that bad grades result in dropping out.’ So the reason I pulled this put is a really great example is the fact that this writer presents a truly interesting premise, instead of just saying we will often have a wider number of classes as it provides motivation, this writer sort of is out on a limb and says ‘well I want to correct the prompt actually.’ Instead of saying that ‘the problems with schools is dropping out because of inability’ which will be what suggested I’m going to head out there and say it’s actually apathy. Therefore it suggests an premise that is interesting is really great complexity there. Another great thing that this essay does is ‘Although the notion of free tutoring sounds attractive, offering a wider selection of classes to attract students of each stripe is thus the preferred method.’ So here that counter is had by us argument. Therefore it introduces this concept ‘although the notion of free tutoring sounds attractive,’ then again it goes ahead and dismisses it like we said in the counter argument episode may be the solution to create that strong counter argument.
Finally the essay says ‘The encouragement produced by an class that is interesting spills into other classes as well. When a learning student is thinking about a course, he is encouraged to operate harder.’ Here an example is had by us. Now i really believe this example could be a little little more specific by referring to a certain student or simply specific classes and maybe that is why one of many scorers gave it a five in place of a six. But it is an excellent backup, it is good support to exhibit that offering a wider selection of classes will actually encourage students to stay in school, so very good complexity, very development.

Organization wise essay number a person is solid, it’s logical, it introduces the counter argument and it really expands on the arguments that it’s making.

The main one thing that is really nice this is certainly that essay number 1 is a good example of using natural transitions. And we also talked concerning this in an early on episode, but let me reveal just a really solid example. In the event that you go through the end of body paragraph number one it ends because of the sentence, ‘Furthermore, their grades improve in other classes as a result, brightening their paths to graduation.’

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