The response makes little or no use of textual evidence (quotations, paraphrases, or both), demonstrating little or no understanding of the source text.The response demonstrates some comprehension of the source text.The information in all three charts is taken from the College Board site.
Now let's look at an accurate paraphrasing of the quotation: The author builds his argument by discussing how, since hot-dogs are never served cut in half, they are therefore different from sandwiches.
It's also important to be faithful to the text when you're using direct quotations from the passage.
The response shows an understanding of the text’s central idea(s) but not of important details.
The response may contain errors of fact and/or interpretation with regard to the text.
The response makes limited and/or haphazard use of textual evidence (quotations, paraphrases, or both), demonstrating some understanding of the source text.
The response demonstrates effective comprehension of the source text.Use the [rubric search] tool to find rubrics with specific keywords or grade level.We're about to dive deep into the details of that least beloved* of SAT sections, the SAT essay.On the SAT, the last section you'll encounter is the (optional) essay.You have 50 minutes to read a passage, analyze the author's argument, and write an essay.For instance, take this quotation from a (made-up) passage about why a hot dog is not a sandwich: “The fact that you can’t, or wouldn’t, cut a hot dog in half and eat it that way, proves that a hot dog is once and for all NOT a sandwich” Here's an example of a factually inaccurate paraphrasing of this quotation: The author builds his argument by discussing how, since hot-dogs are often served cut in half, this makes them different from sandwiches.The paraphrase contradicts the passage, and so would negatively affect your reading score.Your "Reading" grade on the SAT essay reflects how well you were able to demonstrate your understanding of the text and the author's argument in your essay.The response demonstrates little or no comprehension of the source text.If you don’t write on the assignment, plagiarize, or don't use your own original work, you'll get a 0 on your essay.Otherwise, your essay scoring is done by two graders - each one grades you on a scale of 1-4 in Reading, Analysis, and Writing, for a total essay score out of 8 in each of those three areas.