ACT Writing Prompts — ACT Practice 24

Recently, several English teachers have decided to teach a certain book to their classes that contains questionable material normally not allowed in schools, including poor language, sexuality, and violence. They claim that the book has many redeeming qualities about it, and also is a great tool for teaching students reading and analytical skills. Many parents, on the other hand, have objected to the use of this book in class, arguing that schools should only include books and topics that are acceptable to everyone, and that students are subjected to too many negative influences already through media outside of school. In your opinion, should these teachers be permitted to teach this questionable book to their students? 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 Other ACT Writing Prompts: ACT Practice Test 1 ACT Practice Test 2 ACT Practice Test 3 ACT Practice Test 4 ACT Practice Test 5 ACT Practice Test 6 ACT Practice Test 7 ACT Practice Test 8 ACT Practice Test 9...

ACT Writing Prompts — ACT Practice 23

Several high school courses have been taken by students on a pass-or-fail basis, and those students have not received the traditional A, B, C, D, or F letter grades. Many students have said this pass-or-fail system of grading is highly beneficial because they know exactly if they understand the content enough to pass or not, and they are encouraging the school to go to an all pass-or-fail system. Letter grades add unnecessary stress and work for both students and teachers. Many teachers, however, argue that letter grades are important for showing what extent students understand the material. In your opinion, should schools abandon traditional letter grades and adopt a pass-or-fail grading system? 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 Other ACT Writing Prompts: ACT Practice Test 1 ACT Practice Test 2 ACT Practice Test 3 ACT Practice Test 4 ACT Practice Test 5 ACT Practice Test 6 ACT Practice Test 7 ACT Practice Test 8 ACT Practice Test 9...

ACT Writing Prompts — ACT Practice 22

Many teachers are reconsidering how they score homework. They believe that if homework is meant as practice for students, then it should not be graded. This, teachers say, will allow students to practice and learn freely without the pressure of getting graded down for making mistakes on knowledge they have hardly had a chance to learn. Students would still receive feedback, but not grades. Other teachers, however, have commented that homework is a responsibility of students, and that grades on it help make sure students do it; plus their scores can be compared to track their progress. In your opinion, should teachers stop grading homework? 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 Other ACT Writing Prompts: ACT Practice Test 1 ACT Practice Test 2 ACT Practice Test 3 ACT Practice Test 4 ACT Practice Test 5 ACT Practice Test 6 ACT Practice Test 7 ACT Practice Test 8 ACT Practice Test 9...

ACT Writing Prompts — ACT Practice 21

YouTube.com is famous for being the world’s largest video website, and it offers millions of videos that could be viewed for learning. However, your school’s administration has decided to block the website because so many students seem to be using it as a distraction: when students go to the library or study hall to work on a computer, they often end up watching videos instead. To limit student distraction, administrators now only allow teachers to use YouTube. While they claim this will help students to focus, many students insist that Youtube in school provides access to learning that should continue to be allowed. In your opinion, should students have access to Youtube in school? 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 Other ACT Writing Prompts: ACT Practice Test 1 ACT Practice Test 2 ACT Practice Test 3 ACT Practice Test 4 ACT Practice Test 5 ACT Practice Test 6 ACT Practice Test 7 ACT Practice Test 8 ACT Practice Test 9...

ACT Writing Prompts — ACT Practice 20

Your school has recently decided to install a strict internet filter that blocks any websites that have questionable content. The purpose, administrators say, is to protect students from accessing content that would be inappropriate inside of a school. Unfortunately, filters accidently end up blocking some websites that do not have questionable material, too. Many detractors who dislike the policy claim that this internet filter does more harm than good when it comes to blocking internet content and restricting access to websites that could actually be helpful to students. In your opinion, should the school keep the internet filter in place? 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 Other ACT Writing Prompts: ACT Practice Test 1 ACT Practice Test 2 ACT Practice Test 3 ACT Practice Test 4 ACT Practice Test 5 ACT Practice Test 6 ACT Practice Test 7 ACT Practice Test 8 ACT Practice Test 9...

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 Other ACT Writing Prompts: ACT Practice Test 1 ACT Practice Test 2 ACT Practice Test 3 ACT Practice Test 4 ACT Practice Test 5 ACT Practice Test 6 ACT Practice Test 7 ACT Practice Test 8 ACT Practice Test 9...