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How will my essay be assessed?

The test developers say that you will be assessed according to your ability to:

  • comprehend and focus on a unified, controlling topic;


  • select and use a strategy of expression that is appropriate for the intended audience and purpose;

  • present a reasoned, organized argument or exposition;


  • use support and evidence to develop and bolster your ideas and account for the views of others;

  • and express yourself clearly and without distractions caused by inattention to sentence and paragraph structure, choice and use of words, and mechanics(i.e., spelling, punctuation and capitalization).


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