Monthly Archives: February 2016

Should You Panic Over Your ACT Essay Score?

The ACT underwent some changes in 2015 none more dramatic than the¬†optional essay section. It was completely overhauled aimed at getting more to what colleges want students to demonstrate. ¬†Seniors going for a final retest before application submission found themselves straddling two different versions of the essay portion. Most juniors have only tested with the new essay. “My essay score doesn’t match the rest!” “I did really well on the old type of essay test – what happened?!” “Does ACT really have the new essay scoring figured out yet?” “ACT essay readers need some training!” These are the shouts of … Continue reading

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