Essay 4

Score: 4

A classic 5-paragraph essay, this response presents a clearly focused main idea—to obtain a college degree—and develops three ideas to explain it. Specific examples and detail about paying for college, studying effectively, and training for football result in coherent development. Word choice is varied and precise, and sentence structure and Edited American English are consistently under control.

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