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Should I Take the ACT Writing Test?

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Should I Take the ACT Writing Test?
Question: Should I Take the ACT Writing Test?

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The ACT Writing Test is an optional component of the ACT Exam. The other sections, English, Science, Mathematics and Reading, are not optional and those scores will influence your total ACT score.

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So should you take the ACT Writing test? In a word, yes. Here's why:

  1. It's short: It's only a 30-minute test, so you don't have to be worried about plodding along for hours with nothing to say.
  2. It's easy: The assignments are pretty comparable to state writing exams that you've been working on since 8th grade.
  3. It could be required: Although it's considered "optional" many colleges are now requiring that you take the ACT Writing test. You can check if your college is one of them, here.
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