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writing may lack control or coherence and may contain recurrent stylistic flaws. Essays that contain
significant misreading and/or unusually inept writing should be scored a 3.
2–1 These essays compound the weaknesses of essays in the 4–3 range. They may seriously misread the
text or fail to understand the question. Often they are unacceptably brief. While some attempt is
made to answer the question, these essays contain little clarity, organization, or support from the
text. They may be poorly written on several counts and contain distracting errors in grammar and
mechanics. Essays with little coherent writing or discussion of the text should be scored a 1.
0 These essays make no more than a reference to the task. — These essays either are left blank or are completely off topic. © 2006 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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