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Understanding Level 1 Characteristics

Let’s take a few minutes to look at the statements describing a Level 1 or inadequate essay.

Reader has difficulty identifying or following the writer’s ideas.
Response to the Prompt Attempts to address prompt but with little or no success in establishing a focus.
Organization Fails to organize ideas.
Development and Details Demonstrates little or no development; usually lacks details or examples or presents irrelevant information.
Conventions of EAE Exhibits minimal or no control of sentence structure and the conventions of EAE.
Word Choice Exhibits weak and/or inappropriate words.

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