Sample Essays

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This sample prompt, Intelligent Machines, is representative of the prompts that will be used for the ACT writing test.

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.

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