The ACT Plus Writing http://www.actstudent.org/writing/index.html
The ACT Plus Writing description, Essay Prompt, and Score Examples Attached!
The ACT Writing Test is a 30-minute essay test that measures your writing skills. Read a description of the Writing Test.
The ACT Plus Writing is available on all six national test dates in the U.S., U.S. territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada, on four international test dates in other locations, and for Special or Arranged Testing during six designated two-week testing windows (four if testing outside the U.S., U.S. territories, Puerto Rico, or Canada.).
Some colleges require the Writing Test; others do not. You should decide whether or not to take the Writing Test based on the requirements of the colleges you are applying to or considering.
Search Writing Test Requirements by College
The College Writing Test Requirements Search Tool can help you determine which colleges require the Writing Test. You may also check directly with the colleges you are considering to find out their requirements, or ask your high school counselor which test option you should take.
Most colleges will accept scores from the Writing Test even if they do not require it.
What does it cost?
The 2011–2012 basic fee for the ACT Plus Writing is $49.50. This includes score reports for up to four college choices for which you list a valid code when you register. The basic fee for the ACT (No Writing) is $34 ($15.50 less).
The $15.50 Writing Test fee is refundable on request if you are absent on test day or change test options to the ACT (No Writing) before testing begins.
Essay Prompt, and Score Examples Attached!Word Document
Posted: February 15, 2012