During the tests, you will write two essays. The integrated essay asks for your response to an academic reading passage and a lecture on the same topic. You may take notes as you read and listen, but notes are not graded. You use your notes to write the essay. The lecture will be spoken, but the directions and the questions will be written. You will have 20 minutes to plan, write, and essay for the integrated topic will require that you write 150-225 words.
The independent essay usually asks for your opinion about a familiar topic. You will have 30minutes to plan, write, and revise your response. Typically, a good essay for the independent topic will require that your write 300-350 words. A clock on the screen will show you how much time you have to complete each essay.
- Integrated Essay : “School Organization.”
You have 20minutes to plan, write, and revise your response to a reading passage and a lecture on the sam topic. First, read the passage and take notes. Then, listen to the lecture and take notes. Finally,write your response to the writing question. Typically, a good response will require that you write 150-225 words.
Reading Passage (time : 30minutes)
Historically, school in the United States have borrowed the European system of school organization, a system that sarates students into grades by chronological age. In general, children begin formal schiiling at the age of six in what is referred to as the first grade. For the most part, the students progress though twelve grades; however, some students who do not meet minimum requirments for particular grade may be asked to repeat the year. (more…)