ACT Writing Prompts — ACT Practice 19

Typically schools have a general dress code that gives guidelines against clothing that is too revealing or that contains inappropriate language. Students can wear any comfortable clothing they choose as long as it doesn’t affect the school environment. Certain administrators, however, feel that a stricter dress code that requires students to dress professionally should be required. This stricter code, they say, would help students to treat their educations with more seriousness and would improve the standard of the school environment. Students and parents who disagree say that student comfort and self-expression is of utmost importance, and simply improving the way they dress will not change their attitude toward school. In your opinion, should schools adopt a stricter, more professional dress code?

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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