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However, it's clear that in 2019, the curves are tougher than they were before, which means you lose more points on average for each incorrect answer, especially in the math and writing sections. Note: Because of rounding, percentages may not add up to 100.
We do not take into account curves from sections that had faulty questions.
The essay prompt describes an issue and provides three different perspectives on the issue.
Students are tasked with three distinct objectives for the essay: to ‘evaluate and analyze the three given perspectives’; to ‘state and develop’ their own perspective; and to ‘explain the relationship’ between their perspectives and those given.
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The ACT recently changed the format of the optional essay, debuting the new essay on the September 2015 exam.
We’ll first look at the basics of the ACT essay, how it is graded, and how best to strategize before moving our discussion to the SAT essay.
The ACT Essay The ACT writing test is a 40-minute essay that not only measures writing skills, but also reading and pre-writing skills, which include brainstorming ideas and outlining an essay structure.
For this reason, the student will receive three separate scores for the SAT Essay: a reading, analysis, and writing score.
This is a tough essay assignment under any circumstances, much less one that the student must complete in 50 minutes as the last section of the SAT.