Four Ways to Impress with Your ACT Essay

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If you're holding back on taking the optional essay on the ACT because you're not sure how to earn top marks, read on! I'll share some of my best secrets, and while they may seem obvious at first, they all revolve around a simple tip that easily slips students' minds come test day: Write for your audience!

In this case, your audience is the ACT grader who happens to read your essay. In comparison to the amount of time you're given to write your essay, the graders are given significantly less time to actually read them. (You'll have 40 minutes to write, but graders will only have about five minutes to read each essay!) This means your main goal should be to make the graders' job as easy as possible. Here are some ways to do that:

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