A lot of students come to iLearn Academy wondering whether or not to take the optional writing portions of the standardized tests like the SAT and ACT. These essays are scored separately from the test, and not all universities require them when determining a student's eligibility. So why bother? A good writing score will make any student stand out compared to their peers, thus opening doors to colleges that do require a written sample. Smart students do their homework on which schools need an essay beforehand, and iLearn Academy teachers are always here to help.