As you can tell, there is a wide range for some of the scores.
These papers clearly demonstrate an understanding of the passage and recognize its complexity.
These papers are not as thorough, precise, or aware of complexities as the top scoring papers.
They may deal with fewer narrative techniques, and analysis may be less perceptive or less developed than that of the better essays.
These papers represent the smallest score for college credit and are often characterized by superficiality.
These essays respond to the question without important errors but miss the complexity of the passage.
Choices of proof may be less effective than those in 9-6 range or not from throughout the passage.
Although adequate to convey the students' thoughts, the writing is not as well conceived, organized or developed as that in papers scoring in the upper half.
The papers mistake examples of diction for detail or vice versa and may involve paraphrasing and/or omit analysis altogether.
Generally the prose reveals weak control over writer's elements as diction, organization, syntax or grammar.