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The Essay Tests are optional for both the ACT and SAT tests.  However, you’ll already be at the test center and you won’t know if they may be required for a college you haven’t even considered yet or maybe a scholarship source you don’t know about could want them.  So, go ahead and take them.  Watch the videos and learn what the test writers think is important for you to get an improved score.

Be sure to print the pdf file for Chapter 11. The Essay Tests 3.25.16.