The Echo

Writing portion of ACT and SAT tests no longer required

Senior Natalie Aune studies for the writing portion of the ACT. Many colleges recently dropped their ACT/SAT writing section requirement and now accept graded high school essays in its place.

Ethan Meisler

October 9, 2018

According to the seniors’ guidance counselor Heidi Cosgrove, one reason colleges no longer require the ACT and SAT essay is due to the tests being fairly new and uninformative. “I think one of the reasons it has been optional by some schools is that it is such a subjective measurement. Colleges ...

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