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ACT Writing Portion: How crucial is it?

Hey everyone, I've got a quick question about applying to colleges. How much does the writing portion of the ACT really matter in the admissions process? I heard some schools don't even look at it. Should I be concerned about it when submitting my application?

7 months ago

Hello! You're correct that some colleges don't weigh the ACT Writing section as heavily as others, and certain schools may not even require it. Overall, though, if the colleges you're applying to do request the writing score, you'll want to put in some effort to perform well. That said, it's far from the only factor in your application and isn't usually the make-or-break component.

Instead, consider focusing on other elements of your application that might carry more weight, such as your academic record, extracurricular activities, and personal essays. These tend to hold more sway in the admissions process and can better showcase your strengths as an applicant.

Ultimately, it's important to prepare for the ACT Writing section and aim for a solid score, but don't get too stressed over it. Focus on presenting a well-rounded application, and exhibit your various talents and skills through different aspects of your application. Good luck!

7 months ago

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