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ap06_englishlang_formb_samples_q1 - AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND...

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AP ® ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION 2006 SCORING GUIDELINES (Form B) © 2006 The College Board. All rights reserved. Visit apcentral.collegeboard.com (for AP professionals) and www.collegeboard.com/apstudents (for students and parents). 2 Question 1 The score should reflect a judgment of the quality of the essay as a whole. Students had only 40 minutes to read and write; the essay, therefore, is not a finished product and should not be judged by standards appropriate for an out-of-class assignment. Evaluate the essay as a draft, making certain to reward students for what they do well. All essays, even those scored 8 or 9, may contain occasional flaws in analysis, prose style, or mechanics. Such features should enter into the holistic evaluation of an essay’s overall quality. In no case may an essay with many distracting errors in grammar and mechanics be scored higher than a 2. 9 Essays earning a score of 9 meet the criteria for 8 essays and, in addition, offer more sophisticated evidence or demonstrate particularly impressive control of language. 8 Effective Essays earning a score of 8 respond to the prompt by effectively taking a position on the issue of compulsory voting and developing that position with especially appropriate evidence. The prose demonstrates an ability to control a wide range of the elements of effective writing but is not necessarily flawless. 7 Essays earning a score of 7 fit the description of 6 essays but offer more complete support or demonstrate a more mature prose style. 6 Adequate Essays earning a score of 6 respond to the prompt by adequately taking a position on the issue of compulsory voting and developing that position with appropriate evidence. The writing may contain lapses in diction or syntax, but generally the prose is clear. 5
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