ACT----Writing???

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  1. Ex.BT.USN

    Ex.BT.USN Member

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    My sons B&G said that if he takes the ACT that he also needs to take the writing portion in order for the Academy to take any of his scores.

    He took the ACT once (No writing). He is now signed up to take the June exam. It's no big deal he will add the writing the day he takes it.

    My thoughts now leave me confused....

    1:scratch: -- If the Academy only looks at the Math & English score why would the writing need to be taken?

    2:scratch: -- Adding to this if the writing is mandatory does this mean the first ACT is no good?

    According to his Academy records they recieved his offical ACT scores but he did not get word from admissions that he needed the writing.

    I asked him if he asked the B&G officer but in his words. "Dad, there is no way I'm going to question it, I'm just taking the wrting section.

    3:scratch: -- My DS took the writing section on the SAT and did well. I know it's a different test but does this roll over if's only a writing piece they are looking for?
     
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  2. SuaSponte

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    For some reason or another it's required, and no the SAT one won't roll over as of right now. It has no implications on your first ACT if they told you that the writing is required either.
     
  3. sandnnw

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    All SAT and ACT scores are accepted and as a bonus, "super" scored, meaning you can take and average sections for higher cumulative

    I'm not sure where your BGO is getting his ACT/writing requirement. Our DS is accepted for '17 and only took the writing portion for another college application.

    I checked the USNA Admissions page and reviewed my son's application and canNOT find this requirement. Suggest you e-mail USNA admissions and check your son's application for verification, could have changed?

    Regards,
     
  4. sandnnw

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    Should I take the Writing portion of the ACT?

    ACT will add a 30-minute Writing Test as an optional component to the ACT Assessment beginning in February 2005 for students testing within the United States who are applying to college for the fall of 2006 or later. USNA Admissions recommends that all students taking the ACT also take the Writing Test and submit scores.

    Found here:

    http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/faq.htm#

    I failed to follow thru on this one or I should say "he" did. Now knowing this, I'd recommend it. The page info shows editing on 1/24/13, so I have no idea if this is new. I checked the latest pre-lim application and there is no area on the template for a writing score submission.

    Great question!
     
  5. Ex.BT.USN

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    Thank you...

    sandnnw, SuaSponte,

    Great feedback, thank you very much. The ACT for June reg. is closed out; however, there is an option to add the writing when you walk in to take the test.

    I hope others find this information useful...
     
  6. BDHuff09

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    On official score reports the writing test score shows up under the English subsection score, so when you put your scores into the preliminary app then the english score that comes off the score report that you use is actually a weighted average (I believe) of the actual multiple choice english score and the writing score.
     

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