How Your Essay is Graded: Once your essay is sent in, two readers each give it a score from 1-6 in four categories: Ideas and Analysis, Development and Support, Organization, Language Use and Conventions. The scores for each category are summed up to get the category’s Domain Score.
|1st Reader||2nd Reader||Domain Score|
|Ideas and Analysis||_____________||+||_____________||=||_____________|
|Development and Support||_____________||+||_____________||=||_____________|
|Language Use and Conventions||_____________||+||_____________||=||_____________|
The four Domain Scores are then added up to get a value between 8 and 48. Finally, that value is divided by 4 to get your final writing score (2 to 12), the one colleges look at.