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11/01/2020 at 12:22PM

Should I take the SAT/ACT with writing?

I am applying to many colleges, none of them have an obligation in which I have to take the SAT/ACT with writing but I am applying to very selective colleges so does it affect my chances if I do take the SAT/ACT with writing?

@CameronBameron11/01/2020 at 06:37PM

What grade are you in? Are you a senior? junior? sophomore?

[🎤 AUTHOR]@H.650211/02/2020 at 06:20PM

I am a freshman.

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3 answers

11/01/2020 at 07:29PM

If none of your schools require or recommend the SAT/ACT writing section, I wouldn't take it. Your time would be better spent studying for the other sections. If it is recommended at one of your colleges, I would take it, especially since you are looking at selective schools. I don't think it will drastically affect your chances, but if you get a good score at a school where it is recommended, it could help.

Accepted Answer
11/01/2020 at 07:44PM

I wouldn't take it unless it's mandatory. It's probably the LEAST weighted thing in your application.

11/01/2020 at 04:38PM

Most colleges nowadays have phased out the ACT/SAT with writing. From my understanding, most colleges also don't have a preference of whether you take the ACT/SAT with writing. Ultimately, your decision should be based on what you think will be best for you to perform as well as possible.

If you think you can do better on a writing test, take the writing test. If you think it will lower your score, don't take it.

Best of luck to you on your application(s)!

[🎤 AUTHOR]@H.650211/02/2020 at 06:20PM

Thank you for answering! You too!