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Thank you, Matthew, for one of the clearest descriptions of the changes to the ACT writing section I’ve read. The example you gave was very clarifying and the suggestions you offer about how to improve your score are very helpful. I have to say (as an educational consultant who works with college-bound students) the amount of analysis, planning, and writing required seems daunting. Do you think this essay question format is considerably more challenging than the previous ACT essay format? Than the new SAT essay format?
What is the appropriate sat essay format
This strategy is intended to help you write your essay faster and not get hung-up on minor SAT essay format decisions like “how many paragraphs should my SAT essay be?”