September 9, 2019

Writing, Grammar, Literature, ACT Prep Education: M.Ed.,Stanford University

Writing, Grammar, Literature, ACT Prep Education: M.Ed.,Stanford University

Examining ACT Essay Examples

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We spend a lot of time speaking about most of the essential the different parts of a ACT style that is good essay. In this episode we’re going to take a look at some sample essays that have been published by actual students in response to an ACT style prompt. Furthermore these were graded by actual teachers and evaluated regarding the ACT Rubric, so just a reminder the Rubric is going to consider seven indicators for the ACT in their comprehension of task, position, complexity, development, organization, sentences and word choice and grammar. So let us take a good look at those essays to discover how they compare well on the scale.
Let’s take a good look at example essay number 1, go to the bonus materials and download it. It scored an 11 which means one teacher gave it a five and another teacher gave it the maximum points that are possible that has been a six. I will read through the first paragraph for you to have it printed out in front of you with you but, it would be essential. Alright so that it starts, ‘the problem that is perennial schools in the united kingdom today is dropout rates. This blight that is stubborn refused to disappear completely despite of many different methods enacted by schools to eliminate it. In a certain school, two of the methods have already been proposed-either offering free tutoring or offering a wider selection of classes. Although the basic notion of free tutoring sounds attractive, the answer lies in offering a wider variety of classes, which ultimately encourages students in which to stay school.’ This essay continues on to offer ample support of facts about why it is vital to give a wider number of classes and furthermore really hummers home a counter that is strong that shows why free tutoring just won’t work. Let us have a look at how it measures up to a number of the indicators that are key we’ve discussed earlier. We’re going to lump some of these indicators together simply for easy sake since they really go in conjunction. So let us speak about how it did with ‘task and position.’ This essay did a truly solid job of setting within the task, showing an awareness from it after which taking a position that is strong. Very clearly the essay states, ‘The solution lies in offering a wider variety of classes, which ultimately encourages students to stay in school.’ They truly are not straddling when you look at the fence, you are told by them what it really is they are going to prove that they is going with ‘the offering a wider variety of classes,’ and gives the reason. The reason behind this really is that ‘it ultimately encourages students in which to stay school.’
Alright let us take a good look at ‘Complexity and development.’ So here is where in actuality the readers are really looking to help you show a global view that you have considered many different viewpoints after which supported it with specific examples. Therefore we’re planning to take a look at three spots in this article where this writer really does a job that is great. The initial place the writer tops is, ‘the reason that is biggest behind students dropping away from school is not inability but apathy. what my not brighten those paths is free tutoring. This method relies on the belief that is erroneous bad grades result in dropping out.’ And so the reason I pulled this put is a truly great example is that this writer presents a truly interesting premise, rather than just saying we often have a wider variety of classes me correct the prompt actually. because it provides motivation, this writer variety of goes out on a limb and discount says ‘well let’ Instead of saying that ‘the difficulties with schools is dropping out due to inability’ which will be what suggested I’m going to venture out there and say is in reality apathy. So that it suggests an premise that is interesting in fact is great complexity there. Another great thing that this essay does is ‘Although the thought of free tutoring sounds attractive, offering a wider selection of classes to attract students of every stripe is thus the preferred method.’ So here that counter is had by us argument. So that it introduces this notion ‘although the concept of free tutoring sounds attractive,’ then again it goes ahead and dismisses it like we said in the counter argument episode could be the solution to create that strong counter argument.
Finally the essay says ‘The encouragement based on an class that is interesting spills into other classes as well. When a learning student is thinking about a course, he’s encouraged to focus harder.’ Here we have a good example. Now I believe this example could possibly be a bit that is little specific by speaing frankly about a specific student or maybe specific classes and possibly that is why one of several scorers gave it a five as opposed to a six. But it’s a beneficial backup, it’s good support to exhibit that offering a wider number of classes will actually encourage students in which to stay school, so very good complexity, very development.

Organization wise essay number one is solid, it’s logical, it introduces the counter argument and it also really expands in the arguments that it’s making.

Usually the one really nice thing about this can be that essay number one is a great exemplory case of using natural transitions. And then we talked about that in an early on episode, but the following is just a example that is really solid. It ends with all the sentence, ‘Furthermore, their grades improve various other classes as a result, brightening their paths to graduation. in the event that you consider the end of body paragraph number one’

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