How to Help Juniors on the ACT Writing

As an ACT tutor, I hate hearing students, teachers, or parents say any of the following about an ACT or SAT essay:
  • She's a good writer. She'll be fine.
  • They write essays all the time.
  • Yeah, I'm taking the writing test. It's just an essay, no big deal.
  • Oh, the essay section changed in 2016? Didn't know that. How different is it?