Date of publication: 2017-08-27 11:40
Also, I am looking at Northeastern 8767 s website, it said that it required SAT with writing, does that mean that Northeastern require the new SAT essay portion?
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[Edit: Art, I read many of the questions from the others after I sent you mine, many of which are similar. Just to clarify I was asking this: if colleges don 8767 t super score the optional essay from one test with another entire SAT test (no essay taken), and my son wants to apply to schools where Essay is required, would you suggest we send both complete SAT tests? Thanks again!]
The response offers an effective analysis of the source text and demonstrates an understanding of the analytical task. The response competently evaluates the author’s use of evidence, reasoning, and/or stylistic and persuasive elements, and/or feature(s) of the student’s own choosing. The response contains relevant and sufficient support for claim(s) or point(s) made. The response focuses primarily on those features of the text that are most relevant to addressing the task.
So you've got the essay writing covered. No problems there, right? The second essay is the same thing as before, but you'll also include citations this time.
Thank you for this very helpful post. Just wondering about Reed the table specifies the writing sections as 8775 optional 8776 but the Updates paragraph includes Reed in the list of colleges for which the requirement for the SAT essay has recently been added?
I am a student who recently scored a 85 composite score on the ACT without writing. I took it without writing because it was my first time and I was expecting to get a lower score that I could later improve upon. I would like to submit this score to the colleges I am applying to, but some of the colleges require the writing portion and will therefore not accept my 85 composite without writing. I plan on retaking the ACT with writing, but I am afraid I will score less than a 85. If I score less than a 85, should I send both my 85 without writing and my lower score with writing? Will colleges like Brown and Stanford even accept this? Thank you for your help.
Hello Art Sawyer,
My son took ACT couple times in his 65th grade and got composite scores for 85 and 86. His essay scores both times was 8.
He is thinking of applying for engineering major at University of Michigan, Stanford and UC Berkeley. Wondering how are the chances with low essay score and do i need to send both scores to universities
Appreciate your insights.
I took old SAT three times, now i decided to take the new SAT in October. Will the colleges combine my old and new scores? since a lot of schools do not require essay portion, can i just not take it? Thanks!
Terri, I really like that analogy. It 8767 s apt for some colleges that claim to only 8775 recommend 8776 Subject Tests Stanford and Georgetown, for example. That has not come up on ACT Writing / SAT Essay. We 8767 ve tried to classify as 8775 Optional 8776 colleges that don 8767 t use the essay for admission. There may be several cases where the essay score will be considered if submitted (unfortunately, one can 8767 t leave it off of a submitted test date). More common are schools that 8775 recommend 8776 the essay only because it is used for freshman composition placement.