ACT Writing Prompts — ACT Practice 16

As more technology becomes available for educational purposes, more schools are replacing the traditional textbooks and library books with electronic versions. By providing students with an iPad or e-reader, schools enable students to access digital books instead of the hard covers or paperbacks they have used in the past. According to technology advocates, this saves the school and students money in addition to making easier access to learning materials. Others have claimed, however, that there are certain learning benefits to holding a physical book that cannot be replicated with a digital device. In your opinion, should schools provide students with electronic devices to download their textbooks and reading materials?

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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