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to the text may be fewer or less aptly chosen, and they are sometimes briefer or less incisive. Their
arguments are clear, but the writing does not show the same maturity or control as the 9–8 essays.
5 These essays are characterized by superficiality. They refer to a physical journey and discuss its
significance, but they lack sufficient depth or development. They may rely on unsubstantiated
generalization or plot summary. They may choose a less appropriate work or fail to explain the
journey’s significance sufficiently. While accurate in a general way, these essays may be marred by
unsophisticated thinking or immature writing. 4–3 These lower-half essays reveal incomplete or oversimplified understanding of the work or discuss an
inappropriate journey in it. They may fail to link the journey to the work as a whole or may distort the
idea of a journey to fit something that isn’t one. Their assertions may be implausible, irrelevant, or
simply mistaken. They may rely almost entire...
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