Something Else your Essay MUST HAVE to Earn Higher Scores:
A POINT OF VIEW (P.O.V.)
Test Graders want to see you take a clear position in your answer.
- Test questions do not have right or wrong answers – they are subjective, interpretive, open-ended questions. Therefore, ASSERT YOUR OPINION.
- You will not be penalized for the stance you take on a matter, nor on your beliefs. Your ideas are your ideas, however… YOU WILL NOT SCORE HIGH IF YOU DO NOT TAKE A STANCE OR PUT FORTH YOUR BELIEFS!
HAVING A CLEAR POINT OF VIEW INCREASES YOUR ESSAY SCORE
NOT HAVING AN OBVIOUS P.O.V. DETRACTS POINTS FROM YOUR SCORE.
- Having an obvious P.O.V., countering with an opposing P.O.V. and then re-asserting an additional reason to support your own P.O.V. raises your scores into the upper echelons of the grading rubric.
You will not be marked down by a scorer because they disagree with your argument. You will be marked down by a scorer if you do not take a position and make an argument.