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Should I send the SAT or ACT writing section, even if it is not requried?

AnthonyZAnthonyZ Registered User Posts: 78 Junior Member
Many schools that I am interested in list the SAT and ACT writing section as "optional," however, I have recently spoken with a friend who is a student at a competitive college who said that when applying to competitive schools, optional doesn't actually mean optional. He said that not taking the writing section shows lack of dedication/laziness and that I should send my scores regardless of whether they are optional or not. Could someone please tell me if there is any truth to this? I have not taken the writing section yet, should I schedule it on my next SAT test?

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