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Jessica Ellis

Getting Started with Writing Practice

NOTE: The essay is optional on the ACT. If the schools that you plan to apply to require it, then we recommend that you practice for it.

Today’s Tasks

Estimated time: 52 minutes

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  1. WATCH Writing, Essay: Example Essay Prompt, 1 min
  2. WATCH Writing, Essay: Structuring the Essay, 11 min
  3. PRACTICE Writing and structuring your own essay, 40 min

About Tasks

  • WATCH tasks can be found in the Study tab (Video Lessons) of this app.
  • PRACTICE task is a way for you to practice completing an essay before taking the test!
About Jessica Ellis

Jessica helps make the Magoosh products engaging and effective study tools. She has over eight years of experience in education and curriculum design having earned her BS in Science, Technology and International Affairs from Georgetown and her Master in Mind, Brain and Education from Harvard. When she is not thinking about product design, you will find her on the ski slopes!

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