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Winning Strategies For ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample Prompts

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  • Overview of ACT Essay
  • 15 Prompts and Sample Essays
  • A step-by-step approach to writing essays
  • Planning and Answer Sheets (online)
  • Scoring Rubric



WinningStrategiesForTheACT ... by Vibrant Publishers

Bibliographic Details

Pages: 226 pages

Paperback (ISBN): 9781636511252

eBook (ISBN): 9781636511269

Trim Size: 5.5” x 8.5”

Category: Study Aids/ACT

Author: Dr. Aimee Weinstein


In this book, you will find all the information and strategies you need to know for writing a strong ACT Essay. Winning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing (2023 Edition) contains15 Sample Prompts and Essays on a wide variety of topics to give you deep insights into how impressive essays are written. The book also includes tips on how to deconstruct the argument, weigh its pros and cons, and make an outline of the essay before actually writing it. These step-by-step strategies will be greatly beneficial for you to effectively analyze the argument, plan your essay, and pen it down in the 40 minutes given! You can refer to the strategies and practice writing an essay on your own with the help of planning and answer sheets provided online.

The book also contains an overview of the ACT Essay Task and a Scoring Rubric to give you a concrete idea of the format and scoring. At the end of the book, you will be ready to pen down a strong and compelling essay!

About the Author

Dr. Aimee Weinstein is a writer and professor whose passion is coaching students on how to write effective essays for college applications as well as the ACT and SAT. She works full-time at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia as a Term Assistant Professor of Humanities and Graduate Pathway Advisor with INTO Mason. Dr. Weinstein works with the INTO Mason Mentoring Committee and is part of the Mason Faculty Learning Community on the Study of Teaching and Learning. She received her doctorate from the Department of Higher Education at George Mason University where she focused on teaching writing to second language learners via a hybrid classroom. Dr. Weinstein lived for more than ten years in Tokyo, Japan where she taught writing at Temple University, Japan. She has held positions at The George Washington University and Prince George's Community College (MD), teaching classes in various levels and genres of writing. Her previous publications include several food and travel articles in English-language magazines in Japan. Dr. Weinstein currently lives in McLean, Virginia.

About the Series

About Test Prep Series The focus of the Test Prep Series is to make test preparation streamlined and fruitful for competitive exam aspirants. Students preparing for the entrance exams now have access to the most comprehensive series of prep guides for GRE, GMAT and SAT preparation. All the books in this series are thoroughly researched, frequently updated and packed with relevant content. These have been prepared by authors with more than 10 years experience in the field. The simple and well organized format of the books in this series makes studying more efficient and effective.

Editorial Reviews

"Winning Strategies For ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample Prompts" by Dr. Aimee Weinstein is a deftly crafted guidebook that offers step-by-step, proven strategies for crafting a winning ACT essay. It includes suggestions for approaching the writing task, analyzing the issues presented, and managing time effectively. The book contains fifteen sample prompts using the exact same format as the official ACT tests. Each prompt includes a sample pro/con chart so students can learn to carefully plan and organize the essay before writing.

Additionally, the book describes techniques to think through, outline, and write an engaging introduction, impressive supporting paragraphs, and powerful conclusion. There are recommendations for selecting a point of view and using solid evidence to support the argument. Additionally, there is a discussion of the ACT scoring rubric and reasons for taking the essay portion. This book is suitable for use with or without a tutor. By reading and practicing with this text, students will gain the tools and confidence to write a high scoring essay.

Thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation for analyzing each prompt, carefully planning the essay, making a compelling argument, using the allotted time effectively, evaluating sample essays, and increase student test taking confidence, "Winning Strategies For ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample Prompts" is an ideal and unreservedly recommended study guide and should be a part of ever school district and community library college ACT test taking instructional reference collection.

- Midwest Book Review


Winning Strategies For ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample Prompts by Dr. Aimee Weinstein is a handy manual for students who are preparing for their ACT exams. The book provides 15 sample prompts. Once the method to approach the prompt is mastered, the process of writing the essay will also be enjoyable.  The fifteen prompts will help students put down their thoughts and it also gives timing notes so that they can note their actual timing while practicing. The analysis of the prompts has also been done in all the chapters which will guide students to come up with varied perspectives and a winning essay.

The approach to the topic is excellent and it is formatted in a way to make it easy for students to comprehend and incorporate into their writing. The step-by-step explanations to make the writing process effective and helpful to students makes this book a good tool to have in their personal collection when they are preparing for their ACT exams. Writing a good introduction, supporting paragraphs that are impressive, and a powerful conclusion can be understood clearly once the book is read. Students will also gain confidence when it comes to writing essays. The book has a very systematic and methodical approach to the subject."

- Mamta Madhavan,                                                           

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Winning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample Prompts is an excellent book to help students preparing to take the ACT Essay. It gives you step-by-step instructions on everything you need to do to ace the ACT Essay. From analyzing the question to selecting the best position to take, this book takes you through the entire process and even gives you sample questions to help you prepare. Invaluable.

- Carlene Morrison, Bookkeeper and Circulation Staff Supervisor,        Independence County Library

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