<p>Please grade this essay. I copied the essay exactly as I wrote it with the same punctuation, grammar and spelling.
(This is from the Kaplan 12 Practice Tests for the SATs. Practice Test 1)
This is the prompt: </p>
<p>“No one is contended in this world, I believe. There is always something left to desire, and the last thing longed for always seems the most necessary to happiness.”
-Marie Corelli, A Romance of Two Worlds</p>
<p>Do you think that people are capable of finding happiness or are they always searching for something beyond what they have? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations. </p>
<pre><code>People are always searching for something beyond what they have, but this does not mean they cannot find happiness. People who seek out higher paying jobs or the latest cell phone or technological gadget are not necessarily unhappy with their current ones, but simply want ones that are more satisfying.
<p>There is a constant stream of new cell phones or other technological devices that are hitting the markets, each better the its predecessor. Likewise there is a large pool of consumers that feel they would be remiss if they did not purchase the latest version of the Iphone or the newest E-reader. This does not mean that they are unhappy, however. It simply means that they are searching for something they do not have because it can make them happier. A person can be perfectly content with his current phone but he may purchase a new one because it would be an improvement. </p>
<p>The same rule applies to a man who wishes to receive a promotion or to get a better job. He may be perfectly satisfied with his current position but may seek higher paying and more prestigious employment due to the improvement it can bring. He is already happy with his decent, steady salary and beautiful home but this new job can improve his life and add to his current happiness.</p>
<p>Humans can be happy with what they have but still seek what they don’t, as it can supplement their existing satisfaction. I t seems that people don’t necessarily seek what they don’t have, but instead they seek improvements to what they do have.</p>