Hi guys. On the September ACT I scored a 35 (35 on english and math, 34 on reading and science). I thought I did great, but then I received my writing score. A 24?!!!! The new system of grading doesn't combine your english and essay score together, but rather has multiple sections for grading the essay. I got an 8 on the essay. However, I am confident that I am a great writer. I got a 5 on the AP Lit exam and my personal statement is pretty good. I feel like this may have to do with how rushed the scores were to come in for early action deadlines. Will colleges be understanding? Especially ivies :(. Thank you for the input.