Point of the writing section?

<p>I will be taking SAT IIs (already took 2, planning on taking another 2) so is there any point in taking the writing portion of the ACT? Any benefit?</p>

<p>If you're happy with your SATI and SATII, you definitely don't need ACT with writing. If not, it depends on your situation and what schools you're applying to. Some don't consider the ACT writing score at all. Others require that if you send the ACT it has to be with writing. But all the schools that require ACT with writing allow you choose between sending that and sending your SATs (some require both SATI and II).</p>

<p>Is there a list of schools that do require writing? Like say I did well on the ACT after one try without writing, and didn't want to do it again, but my schools require it. I doubt it's too many, I'm just wondering which ones do.</p>

<p>^Check here to see if the schools you are applying to require it</p>

<p><a href="https://actapps.act.org/writPrefRM/%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://actapps.act.org/writPrefRM/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Yeahhhh, they all require it.</p>

<p>Wow so I see that Penn requires it. So even with SAT 2's (and possibly SAT 1) I'll still need the writing portion?</p>

<p>Yes. Penn requires either the ACT with writing or the SAT w/ 2 SAT II's</p>

<p>fudge, I thought I could just use ACT w/ no writing + SAT IIs + SAT 1</p>

<p>Ralec- you can do that. Benjay's post says "either" ACT w/ writing "or" SAT 1 with 2 SAT IIs (quotes for emphasis).
So if you submit your ACT w/out writing and SAT I and SAT II, I think you're good.</p>

<p>Hm okay. Since I'm not entirely sure that I will take the SAT 1, I might as well as take the writing portion since it's no big deal. I'm scared though because a lot of people have gotten low writing scores on this site... :(</p>

<p>i think that if you get a writing score of a 8 with a good ACT composite, you should be fine. I know friends who have gotten into Harvard and Yale w/ 8's on writing and they were not URMs</p>