Getting a 36 on the ACT essay is not easy at all. You can think of it as getting two different English teachers to give you A+s instead of As on the same essay. It’s tough. So don’t sweat it if your essay score is a bit lower.
The purpose of the writing section is to test your English composition skills as well as your reasoning skills. Colleges which do not require you to take the ACT Writing Test will not place as much importance on the results of the test as they do on the other four tests on the ACT (English, Math, Reading, and Science).
The ACT Writing test is an optional essay test you can take immediately after the other sections of the ACT. Keep in mind when deciding to take it or not that you cannot just take the ACT Writing test on its own—you can only take this section after suitably exhausted from taking all the other ACT sections!
What is the ACT Essay? The ACT Essay is one of five sections of the ACT. While the Reading, English, Math, and Science Sections are multiple-choice, the Essay Section will ask your student to write their own original work.
Make sure to bring these things to the ACT test:Your printed ticket. A Photo ID. 2-3 Number 2 Pencils. A Watch. An ACT-Approved Calculator (and extra batteries!) Snacks! A Jacket or Sweater. Textbooks, foreign language or other dictionaries, scratch paper, notes, or other aids.