The best ACT Practice for the essay you can get comes from actually doing the ACT Writing. Use these ACT Writing prompts to become familiar with the types of questions they ask you and to practice your ACT essay skills.

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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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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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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ACT Writing Prompts — ACT Practice 17

Many schools have received money to purchase iPads for all of their students. The iPad provides students with an electronic way to read texts, take and store notes, access information, and communicate with one another in ways they never have been able to do before. However, providing students with new forms of technology can create new problems as well. For example, many parents claim that schools cannot simply give students such powerful and distracting tools without their permission, since it allows students possible access to content parents would ordinarily restrict. Administrators argue, though, that iPads provide incredible learning opportunities that every responsible school must take advantage of. In your opinion, should schools provide iPads to all of 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



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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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ACT Writing Prompts — ACT Practice 15

Tests are being used more and more to determine how much students have learned. In some cases, students who do not score high enough on reading tests are required to take summer school courses to increase their reading skills. Many educators like this policy as it ensures that every student who is behind in their abilities receives special help toward improvement. Students argue, however, that schools do not have a right to require students attend summer school, and especially not based on just one test score. In your opinion, should schools require that students who do not score high enough on a test be required to take summer 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


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