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Sample Student Essays

The English Exit Exam essays are graded on each of 12 grammatical, literary, and rhetorical objectives on a scale from A (very good) to F (unacceptable).

C is a passing grade. Papers graded a D, E or F in any category fail.

Pass Fail

Review Sample Student Essays (PDF) to see how markers evaluate English Exit Exam essays. These sample essays are based on readings previously used in English Exit Exams.

From markers' comments, you will see how sample essays:

  • Surpassed the objectives
  • Adequately met the objectives
  • Did not meet the objectives

Armed with this information, you can adapt how you write and respond to essay questions on the English Exit Exam.

Additional help in preparing for your exam:

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