None of the schools I am applying to require the ACT/SAT Essay, although a couple recommend it. I received a 7/5/7 on the SAT essay and a 10 on the ACT writing. I would like to apply to some elite/Ivey league schools. I am planning on retaking both tests to improve my composite score, so is it worth it to retake it with the essay? If I submit every sitting of the test, will colleges consider the essay score if my second attempt without the essay is the higher composite score?