SAT writing question

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Casbus08, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Casbus08

    Casbus08 Member

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    Can anyone explain why the Naval Academy does not report on the candidates portal or even consider the writing scores from the SAT test? Below are quotes taken directly from the USNA admissions site inside the academic catalog tab.

    Because the USNA program emphasizes mathematics, science, engineering and writing, your school
    preparation should include the following:

    English: four years of course work in English with a special emphasis on the study
    and practice of effective writing.

    Your application will be strengthened if, in addition to the above, you have had:

    English: additional courses in English and American literature as well as courses
    in other areas that emphasize writing.

    I was just curious if anyone knows.
     
  2. kinnem

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    Well, they don't report it on the portal because they don't consider it, so what would be the point. Many, if not most, colleges do not consider the writing portion. Evidently it's still considered experimental.
     
  3. Scooter11

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    I do think the OP makes a decent point, especially given the quotes. At the very least it should be weighed albeit not as much as the other scores. One would think that after 8 years there would be solid enough data to consider the writing test as no longer "experimental." My guess is like me, the OP's highest score was in writing...

    On a slightly different note, I have often wondered regarding the ACT why they don't post the Reading section scores on the portal but instead use the English section. Again not complaining (I did considerably better on English than Reading) but the Reading section is more similar to the SAT CR section than ACT English (which is really more similar to the SAT W section that doesn't seem to be considered!).
     
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    Regarding your second point, I've wondered the same thing as well for quite a while. It would be interesting to see the reasoning behind it.
     
  5. Casbus08

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    You are correct Scooter11. My DS scored 750 W - 740 M - 700 CR. We are in California and all of the top schools accept the writing scores (Stanford, Berkley, UCLA, Etc.) as well as every ivy except Cornell. Thanks for the feedback.
     

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