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Ideas for Progress: Range 28–32

ACT Explore/ACT Plan/The ACT English

Score Range 28–32 applies to ACT Plan and the ACT only.

To enhance their skills in each English-related strand, students who score in the 28–32 score range may benefit from activities that encourage them to do the following:

Score Range 28–32
Topic Development in Terms of Purpose and Focus
  • write essays that indicate a heightened awareness of the audience for those essays
  • recognize the role that specific sentences play in terms of the essay as a whole
Organization, Unity, and Coherence
  • revise or add introductory sentences or transitions based on an understanding of the logic and rhetorical purpose of the paragraph and the essay as a whole
Word Choice in Terms of Style, Tone, Clarity, and Economy
  • revise writing to delete redundancies in terms of the paragraph as a whole
Sentence Structure and Formation
  • maintain parallel structure between phrases and clauses in a complex sentence
  • employ a variety of sentence structures in their writing
Conventions of Usage
  • revise sentences to ensure agreement between verb and subject when a phrase between the two suggests a different number for the verb
Conventions of Punctuation
  • use the colon to introduce an example or an elaboration