WritePlacer Practice Essay 1

Below is a sample prompt for the WritePlacer essay. Make sure you have reviewed our WritePlacer Essay Guide and then use this prompt to type your first practice Accuplacer essay.


“Just because a child’s parents are poor or uneducated is no reason to deprive the child of basic human rights to health care, education, and proper nutrition.”

-Marian Wright Edelman


As more politicians are proposing a move towards universal healthcare in America, people are debating the role of the government in the US healthcare system. Those in favor of universal healthcare argue that healthcare is a basic human right. Opponents of universal healthcare don’t believe that they should be forced to pay higher taxes to provide health care to people who don’t have it. Should the government use taxpayer money to ensure that every citizen has access to medical care?

Plan and write a multi-paragraph essay (300–600 words) in which you develop your point of view on the above question. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.


Use this WritePlacer sample prompt to write your Accuplacer practice essay. After you complete your essay, you should try to get feedback from a friend, mentor, or teacher. You can also review our WritePlacer Sample Essay 1.