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September 23, Author: Robert Kohen The ACT recently changed the format of the optional essay, debuting the new essay on the September exam.
From September on, all essay prompts will require you to not only respond to a specific question, but to also read and address three unique perspectives on the question. Unfortunately, the ACT has only released a meager two sample prompts for you to preview.
Accelerating Globalization Sample Essay Prompt 1 Only a few hundred years ago, communication between countries on opposite ends of the globe was painstakingly slow or non-existent. Most people knew little about distant lands, peoples and cultures. What they thought they knew was frequently erroneous or ill conceived.
Within the past hundred years, however, the pace of globalization has accelerated rapidly. Today travel across the globe in less than 24 hours is a real possibility for many people.
Individuals and nations can instantly communicate with one another across great distances. For better or worse, the world has become more connected than was ever imaginable before, and it continues to become more connected every day.
Has globalization made the world a better or a worse place? Read and carefully consider these perspectives. Each suggests a particular way of thinking about the effects of globalization. Perspective 1 Globalization, despite its lustrous promises, has created more problems than it has solved.
It has allowed rich countries to get richer at the expense of poorer countries, and it has increased, not decreased, the number of armed conflicts in the world. Perspective 2 The world is undoubtedly a better place today because of globalization. It has allowed critical resources to be distributed to the governments and people that need them the most.
Perspective 3 While I celebrate the productive exchange of cultures globalization has facilitated, I worry about how globalization is homogenizing those cultures. Take languages—do we really want to live in a world where one day everyone only speaks only one global language?
Essay Task Write a unified, coherent essay in which you evaluate multiple perspectives on the impact of globalization on the world.
In your essay, be sure to: Whatever the case, support your ideas with logical reasoning and detailed, persuasive examples. Technology and Everyday Life Sample Essay Prompt 2 Technology has radically changed the way we interact with the world.
Not long ago, individuals who wanted to get in touch had to do so either by meeting in person or sending messages through postal mail. In order to perform most types of research, people were forced to visit physical libraries, bookstores or archives.
Over the past two decades, technology has rendered many of these time-consuming tasks obsolete. Messages can be sent anywhere in the world via email in only a matter of seconds. All sorts of information is available with the click of a smart phone button.
People can not only call individuals anytime, but they can also access their geolocation on demand. It seems like everyone is on his or her smart phone every waking minute.
Has this increase in the power and reach of technology bettered out lives? Each suggests a particular way of thinking about the presence of technology in our lives. Individuals are more connected to the information and people they want to connect with, and the result is smarter, happier and more fulfilled human beings.
Perspective 3 Technology may have made the world a better place for those who have access to it, but its prohibitive costs have made it inaccessible, and consequently unhelpful, to too many people.
Essay Task Write a unified, coherent essay in which you evaluate multiple perspectives on the impact of technology on our lives. Big games air on the most coveted TV channels at the most coveted times.
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