ACT Writing Prompts — ACT Practice 18

In today’s modern era, it is necessary that students become acquainted with more and more forms of technology. Many schools are having students enroll in technology-based courses – such as computer programming and website design – at the cost of reducing enrollment in traditional fine arts courses – like drama and choir. Many educators claim that a well-rounded student must graduate high school with at least a basic understanding of how to effectively use technology. But advocates for the fine arts argue that students learn about technology already on their own, and a truly well-rounded student is one who learns the arts as well as the sciences. In your opinion, should schools replace fine arts programs with technology classes?

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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