TOEFL writing score
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Score of 6
An essay at this level efficiently addresses the writing task. It is well organized and well developed. In addition it uses evidently appropriate details to support a thesis or demonstrate ideas displays consistent facility in the use of language shows syntactic diversity and suitable word choice.
Score of 5
An essay at this level may address some parts of the task more efficiently than others is in general well organized and developed uses details to support a thesis or demonstrate an idea shows facility in the use of the language demonstrates some syntactic variety and range of vocabulary.
Score of 4
An essay at this level addresses the writing topic sufficiently but may slight parts of the task is adequately organized and developed uses some details to support a thesis or demonstrate an idea. It also shows adequate but probably incompatible facility with syntax and usage may include some errors that infrequently obscure meaning.
Score of 3
An essay at this level may reveal one or more of the following weaknesses:
- inadequate organization or development,
- inappropriate or insufficient details to support or illustrate generalizations,
- a noticeably inappropriate choice of words or word forms,
- an accumulation of errors in sentence structure or usage.
Score of 2
An essay at this level is gravely flawed by one or more of the following weaknesses:
- serious disorganization or underdevelopment,
- little or no detail,
- irrelevant specifics,
- serious and frequent errors in sentence structure or usage,
- serious problems with focus.
Score of 1
An essay at this level may be incoherent may be undeveloped may enclose severe and persistent writing errors.
Score of 0
An essay will be rated 0 if it contains no response, just copies the topic, is off-topic, is written in a foreign language, or consists only of keystroke characters.