Official Writing January 2005

<p>The topic is freaking short and I didnt even get its meaning. Oh well, good luck to you guys !!!</p>

<p>Whoa you already took it? Where do you live?</p>

<p>half way around the earth, in Vietnam !!!</p>

well, i'm sure you freaked out quite a few test takers right there...
do internationals get the same prompt? I don't think so...</p>

<p>Yeah, we get the same tests as you guys do.</p>

<p>what was the topic</p>

<p>Uhh...obviously, we wouldn't be able to tell you.</p>

<p>Yeah it was quite difficult to think up of examples/illustrations.... it took me 5 mins to ponder it.</p>

<p>i didnt finish my essay..
plus i did not find examples and convincing arguments.. my essay is a unfinished and blurry piece of ****! i hope for a 3.</p>

<p>Nah... I mean, the instructions say that they know it's not a finished piece of writing; they understand that it's a draft. I'm not sure I even read mine over when I took it, but I ended up getting an 800, so don't worry about the grading of the essay too much.</p>

<p>Now that the test is over, what are your thoughts and questions?</p>

<p>The essay was interesting...
I hated it</p>

<p>I think I did well on the essay. Some of the MC were sort of hard. If the curve is lenient I think I did ok.</p>

<p>how many mcs can you miss and still make an 800, assuming you get a 10 on the essay?</p>

<p>like 5? I think</p>

<p>wat was the essay topic? (it's past 12 pm)</p>

<p>Why does everyone think the essay was so hard? Maybe I misinterpreted but I thought it was about the different types of courage (ie not just people who jump on a grenade to save their buddies are courageous) and I talked a little bit about it being a statement against discrimination (although that wasn't the point I managed to work it in and talked about MLKjr and a few other people).</p>

<p>"Courage has many different faces." Or something like that.</p>

<p>The essay was not so bad. MC was much harder than usual IMO.</p>

<p>i talked about how courage comes from all types of people... wrote about founding fathers and how they risked death and how my sis found the courage to play @ a flute recital even though she was afraid to</p>