ACT Writing Prompts — ACT Practice 11

It is common for students involved with sports, clubs, or activities to sell some kind of product as a fundraiser. Many students and sponsors view such fundraising as an essential component of these programs that helps to pay for equipment, events, fees, or other associated costs. These individuals prefer to sell materials rather than paying the full cost of the program by themselves. However, many opponents have complained that selling products turns students into salespeople or beggars, and also creates an unnecessary strain on the teachers, parents, and community members asked to support them. Such opponents suggest that other forms of paying for the program, such as students paying themselves or charging higher ticket prices, should be used in place of fundraising. In your opinion, should students be required to sell products as fundraisers for the programs they’re involved in?

In your essay, take a position on this question. You may write about either one of the two points of view given, or you may present a different point of view on this question. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.

Time Limit: 30 minutes



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