Writing Test Description

English | Math | Reading | Science | Writing

The writing test is a 40-minute essay test that measures your writing skills—specifically those writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level college composition courses.

The test describes an issue and provides three different perspectives on the issue. You are asked to "evaluate and analyze" the perspectives; to "state and develop" your own perspective; and to "explain the relationship" between your perspective and those given. Your score will not be affected by the perspective you take on the issue.

See sample questions or read Writing Test tips

In September 2015 ACT introduced enhancements to the writing test.
Learn more...