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ACT Prep: 3 Tips for Getting a Perfect 12 on the Essay Portion February 15, 2017

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ACT Prep: 3 Tips for Getting a Perfect 12 on the Essay Portion, Alpharetta, Georgia

Preparing for college entrance exams can be overwhelming for high school students, but with a little organization and some helpful tips, your child can earn an amazing score. The experienced team at Peach State Tutoring & Test Prep which serves Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Duluth, Norcross, Suwanee, and Alpharetta, know how to help students prepare using tried and true methods.

ACT prep is just one area of their expertise, along with SAT prep and academic tutoring, to transform your child’s performance. The Peach State Tutoring & Test Prep staff will first pre-test students to gauge their strengths and weaknesses for a customized exam preparation approach.

Follow their tips for achieving a perfect score on the ACT writing essay:

Practice, Practice, Practice

ACT prep Alpharetta GANothing comes easily without some practice—and in the case of the ACT essay, more practice is always encouraged. Part of the ACT essay that makes people uneasy is the 40-minute time limit, in which you need to determine a thesis and plan your evidence before you even put pen to paper. Understanding the essay formula and writing practice essays will prepare you for the real thing. Begin by practicing with a 50-minute time goal and scaling back to 40 minutes. 

Get Organized

Knowing where you can find evidence to bolster your claims across a variety of essay prompts helps you strengthen your case and write more confidently. As you’re writing practice essays in your ACT prep, look for examples in literature, history, or your personal experience for evidence that supports your topic and argument. 

Avoid Wasting Time

Given the 40-minute limit for writing your ACT essay, you will need to use the time wisely. Start by organizing your thoughts so you produce a well-written essay. You should have some time left after writing to review and make edits, making sure you haven’t included unrelated information that doesn’t add to your argument. Also, make sure there are transitions that strengthen the flow of your thoughts, and that your opening and closing paragraphs are strong.

The tutors at Peach State Tutoring & Test Prep are in the business of preparing students for success, with customized ACT prep programs to meet the specific needs of every student. Additionally, their free SAT vs. ACT diagnostic evaluation test lets students know which test they will score higher on. Call them at (678) 824-6890 to schedule an appointment or visit them online for more information about their tutoring services.

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