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About Tests with Essay Components

The intent of the essay test component is to demonstrate your ability, in the time allotted, to compose and write an original essay that completely addresses the topic in an effective, well-organized manner, with good grammar and spelling.

The essay must be typed. Examinees are not allowed to submit handwritten responses unless they have requested and have been approved for alternative testing arrangements. See About Alternative Arrangements for more information.

For more information about how essays are scored, see the test information guide for this field.