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CHSPE Essay Writing Sample
*CHSPE Essay Writing Prompt:

High school classes should not begin before 9:00 a.m. Do you agree or disagree? Write an essay clearly explaining your opinion. Provide specific and detailed reasons to support your opinion.


Below is an example of a CHSPE essay that scored 4 out of 5 points:

What time school should start is a topic debated by many. Some people would like school to start later and some want it to stay the same as it is now. There are many advantages and disadvantages to starting school at 9:00 am, but I believe school should start at an earlier time.

An advantage to starting school later is that, students would have more time to sleep. They could also do homework at night and if they did not finish it the night before they could wake up an hour earlier and finish it. Many studies have been done that show that when teens start school later they learn more. That would seem to be a good reason to start schools later so that students can become smarter and do something in life.

A main disadvantage to starting later would be getting out of school later. The students then would only have a couple of hours of sunlight to go outside. Students would also have to stay up later doing homework. If students participated in sports they would be playing at night and getting home late. They would do their homework and go to bed around midnight. A later start would mean students would just stay up later at night. Students that had jobs would also be effected by a late start. They would only be able to work few hours as they would be getting out of school later in the day.

The advantages for staying with the early start time is students get out of school earlier. They have time to go somewhere with their friends and relax, before going home and doing homework. Students who work or play sports have plenty of time to do both of those things. One disadvantage of an early start is that many students may not pay attention in class because they are tired or come to school late because they wake up late or had to finish a project for a class. However, these are situations that a student can fix by going to bed earlier

To me when you look at the advantages and disadvantages, starting school at an early time is better. I would not like getting out of school at 4:30 or later. To me going to school and getting out early is better. You have time to go somewhere with your friends before going home and doing homework. I like to go and get school over fast. I hope officials do not change the time to start school to 9:00 am.



CHSPE Essay Writing Commentary: Score Point 4

The writer clearly establishes a position in the first paragraph ("I believe school should start at an earlier time") and structures the essay to make it easy for the reader to follow the argument. The essay discusses advantages of late starts in the second paragraph, disadvantages in the third, and both advantages and disadvantages of early starts in the fourth paragraph. The writer concludes by restating support of the early start and reiterating reasons for that position.

A score point 4 essay supports its central idea with an adequate degree of specificity. In the second paragraph when explaining the advantages of starting later, the writer states that students could begin homework assignments at night and then finish them in the morning before school. The writer also states that teens learn more when they start later. Similarly, in the fourth paragraph, disadvantages of the later start are discussed, such as problems with playing sports into the nighttime or being unable to work as many hours in jobs. Although the examples support the central idea, they lack the specificity and elaboration needed for a higher scoring essay.

The writer demonstrates competent control of sentence structure and word choice — although there are a few awkward phrases ("To me when you look at the advantages and disadvantages, starting school at an early time is better"), they do not confuse meaning. The sentences are clearly written, but do not exhibit the complexity or variety of structures one would find in a higher scoring paper. Word choice is generally appropriate but lacks precision. The essay has a few minor errors in grammar and usage (some errors in comma placement, usage, and sentence boundaries), but again they do not cause confusion.

Although this essay is not error-free and does not exhibit a sophisticated writing style, the writer clearly demonstrates proficiency in writing a competent expository essay.


*PLEASE NOTE: The above CHSPE essay writing prompt, CHSPE essay writing example, and CHSPE essay writing commentary are provided by the CHSPE website. Please visit their official website for more information.



The Language subtest of the English-language Arts section of the CHSPE includes one expository writing task. For the writing task you will be asked to write an essay to explain your opinion about an issue. You will need to provide specific and detailed reasons as support for your opinion.

The passing standard for the Language subtest is based on the combination of your multiple-choice and writing task scores. You need to have a score of at least 2.5 or higher for your essay and a multiple- choice score of 365 to pass the Language subtest. Read more ...

Score
Essay Writing Scoring Criteria:

5 Essay addresses the writing task in an effective manner. The essay:

  • clearly supports a central idea with appropriate reasoning and specificity; is purposefully organized.
  • demonstrates control of a variety of sentence structures; uses precise word choice.
  • is generally free of errors in grammar, usage, and conventions.
4

Essay addresses the writing task in a competent manner. The essay:

  • supports a central idea with adequate reasoning and specificity; is organized.
  • demonstrates control of sentence structure; uses generally appropriate word choice.
  • may have minor errors in grammar, usage, and conventions.
3

Essay addresses the writing task in a basic manner. The essay:

  • supports a central idea with reasons and details; has some organization.
  • demonstrates basic control of sentence structure and word choice.
  • may have errors in grammar, usage and conventions, but errors do not cause confusion.
2

Essay addresses the writing task in a limited manner. The essay:

  • may not have a clear central idea; may provide limited or irrelevant details; may be poorly organized.
  • may exhibit inadequate control of sentence structure and word choice.
  • may have serious or repeated errors in grammar, usage, and conventions that may cause confusion.
1

Essay may or may not address the writing task. The essay:

  • may have no central idea; provides few if any reasons or details.
  • may exhibit little or no control of sentence structure.
  • may have pervasive errors in grammar, usage and/or conventions that cause significant confusion.


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CHSPE PREPARATION MATERIALS
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