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Understanding Level 2 Characteristics

Let’s take a few minutes to look at the statements describing a Level 2 or marginal essay.

Reader occasionally has difficulty understanding or following the writer’s ideas.
Response to the Prompt Addresses the prompt, though the focus may shift.
Organization Shows some evidence of an organizational plan.
Development and Details Has some development but lacks specific details; may be limited to a listing, repetitions, or generalizations.
Conventions of EAE Demonstrates inconsistent control of sentence structure and the conventions of EAE.
Word Choice Exhibits a narrow range of word choice, often including inappropriate selections.

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