With the redesign to the SAT exam that was introduced in 2016, there is no longer a Writing Section to the SAT. Instead, it has been subsumed into the Reading & Writing section. However, there is still an optional Essay section. Given that the SAT essay is optional and not scored on the 200 to 800 score range like the Reading & Writing and Math sections, it appears devalued and many students may choose not to take it.
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