Generally the prose reveals weak control over writer's elements as diction, organization, syntax or grammar.
Typical essays earning a score of 4 are partly right, forgot part of something, went astray on part of answer, or are missing part of answer.
Papers with a score of 9 will sing while 8 papers are almost there with just a few flat notes.
These papers adequately demonstrate an understanding of the passage.
Generally, essays earning a score of 6 present a more limited analysis and less consistent command of the elements of effective writing than essays scored 7.
These papers represent the smallest score for college credit and are often characterized by superficiality.When essays are done in class as timed writings using a real AP prompt, the corresponding rubric published by ETS is used for grading.However, sometimes materials are not directly related to an AP prompt.Only a vague relationship exists between paragraphs' discussions of point of view, syntax, diction, detail, organization and how these relate to the question.Choices of proof may be less effective than those in 9-6 range or not from throughout the passage.Students respond correctly but do not devote enough space to arguments.These papers attempt to explain the passage but do so inaccurately or ineffectively.These papers clearly demonstrate an understanding of the passage and recognize its complexity.The essays correctly identify two tones or sides of the author's attitude toward the subject in a well-written thesis and deal specifically with narrative techniques such as point of view, syntax, diction, detail, and organization.The divider page should be labeled with the name of the essay (or main topic/novel). (So if the writing prompt was given on a small piece of paper, tape it or staple it to a full sheet). And, ask yourself if someone else will understand what you've written. All essays, both in-class and take-home, will be evaluated with the standard AP rubrics for poetry, prose and open-ended questions.