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SAT/ACT: Should I take the optional essay?

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Over the years, the SAT and ACT have both been redesigned. Once upon a time, the SAT essay was required. Now, it’s not. At one point, the ACT essay was scored out of 12. As of last year, it is out of 36. These adjustments reflect attempts to make the optional essay a more useful recruiting tool that can predict …