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errors. Essays that contain significant misreading and/or unusually inept writing should be scored a
2–1 These essays compound the weaknesses of those in the 4–3 range. Often they are unacceptably
brief. Some attempt may be made to answer the questions but the arguments have little clarity,
organization, or supporting detail. They may be poorly written on several counts and contain
distracting errors in grammar and mechanics. Essays with little coherence or discussion of the text
should be scored a 1.
0 These essays make no more than a reference to the task. — These essays are either left blank or are completely off topic. © 2006 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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2006 SCORING GUIDELINES (Form B)
The score reflects the quality of the essay as a whole—its content, its style, its mechanics. Students are
rewarded for what they do we...
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