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rely almost entirely on paraphrase. Often wordy and repetitious, the writing reveals uncertain control
of college-level composition 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 those in the 4–3 range. They may seriously misread the
text or be unacceptably brief. Although some attempt may be made to answer the question, there is
little clarity, organization, or supporting example. They may be poorly written on several counts and
contain distracting errors in grammar and mechanics. Essays with little coherent discussion of the
text should be scored a 1.
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2006 SCORING GUIDELINES (Form B)
(Collins’s The Moonstone)
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