How important are optional college essays
The College Board began administering the Redesigned SAT in March 2016. Applicants who decide to include their SAT results as part of their applications will NOT be required to submit the optional written section (SAT Essay).
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The first question you should ask yourself is whether or not your preferred colleges require the optional essay. If they do, then there is no use reading this blog post. Sign up for the or the .
However, many colleges remain unconvinced of the added value of the optional essay or writing section. While some places require that you take it, others simply do not look at these scores. Here is a guide for deciding if the optional essay is right for you: