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Topic Development in Terms of Purpose and Focus (TOD) 17%
Organization, Unity, and Cohesion (ORG) 16%
Knowledge of Language (KLA) 16%
Sentence Structure and Formation (SST) 17%
Usage Conventions (USG) 17%
Punctuation Conventions (PUN) 17%
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Test Standards

Topic Development in Terms of Purpose and Focus (TOD)
1. (TOD 201)  Delete irrelevant
2. (TOD 301)  Delete obvious
3. (TOD 302)  Identify Purpose of Phrase or Sentence
4. (TOD 303)  Central Idea of Piece
5. (TOD 401)  Relevance to focus
6. (TOD 402)  Purpose of word or phrase
7. (TOD 403)  Use word, phrase
8. (TOD 501)  Determine relevance
9. (TOD 502)  Purpose
10. (TOD 503)  Essay goal
11. (TOD 504)  Identify Focus of Essay
12. (TOD 601)  Delete irrelevant phrases, clauses, sentences
13. (TOD 602)  Subtle purpose
14. (TOD 603)  Subtle purpose
15. (TOD 701)  Complex purpose
16. (TOD 702)  Essay goal
17. (TOD 703)  Add a phrase to illustrate or support, etc.
Organization, Unity, and Cohesion (ORG)
1. (ORG 201)  Use Conjunctive Adverbs
2. (ORG 301)  Logical place
3. (ORG 302)  Simple conclusion
4. (ORG 401)  Transitions
5. (ORG 402)  Logical place
6. (ORG 403)  Introduction
7. (ORG 404)  Conclusion
8. (ORG 405)  Rearrange sentences
9. (ORG 501)  Transition words
10. (ORG 502)  Intro or conclusion
11. (ORG 503)  Rearrange sentences
12. (ORG 504)  Rhetorical goal
13. (ORG 505)  Rearrange paragraphs
14. (ORG 601)  Need for transitions
15. (ORG 602)  Logical place
16. (ORG 603)  Subtle intro/conclusion
17. (ORG 604)  Rearrange sentences
18. (ORG 701)  Consider Introductory Sentences Transitions (essay)
19. (ORG 702)  Sophisticated intro/conclusion
Knowledge of Language (KLA)
1. (KLA 201)  Revise
2. (KLA 301)  Delete material
3. (KLA 302)  Style and tone
4. (KLA 401)  Delete in phrase
5. (KLA 402)  Revise expressions
6. (KLA 403)  Conjunctions
7. (KLA 404)  Use word/phrase for Style and Tone consistency (essay)
8. (KLA 501)  Revise
9. (KLA 502)  Delete in sentence
10. (KLA 503)  Revise subtle
11. (KLA 504)  Use best Logical Conjunction to link clauses
12. (KLA 505)  Use appropriate word/phrase
13. (KLA 601)  Revise
14. (KLA 602)  Delete material
15. (KLA 603)  Subtle links
16. (KLA 604)  Appropriate word/phrase
17. (KLA 701)  Delete material
18. (KLA 702)  Sophisticated vocab
Sentence Structure and Formation (SST)
1. (SST 201)  Join clauses
2. (SST 202)  Correct shifts
3. (SST 301)  Correct fragments
4. (SST 302)  Tense and voice shifts
5. (SST 401)  Correct disturbances
6. (SST 501)  Faulty Phrase/Clause Placement
7. (SST 502)  Maintain tense/person
8. (SST 601)  Subtle disturbances
9. (SST 602)  Tense, voice, person
10. (SST 701)  Maintain Complex Clausal and Parallel Structure
Usage Conventions (USG)
1. (USG 201)  Form tense and participle
2. (USG 202)  Adjectives
3. (USG 301)  Determine form
4. (USG 302)  Agreement
5. (USG 303)  Pronoun agreement, reflexive, relative
6. (USG 304)  Prepositions
7. (USG 305)  Frequently confused pairs
8. (USG 401)  Adjective/adverb form
9. (USG 402)  Agreement
10. (USG 403)  Idiomatically correct prepositions
11. (USG 404)  Idiomatic English
12. (USG 501)  Form verb tenses
13. (USG 502)  Pronoun-antecedent agreement
14. (USG 503)  Vague pronouns
15. (USG 601)  Subject-verb agreement
16. (USG 602)  Reflexive and possessive
17. (USG 603)  Confused pairs
18. (USG 701)  Ensure agreement
19. (USG 702)  Preposition combinations
Punctuation Conventions (PUN)
1. (PUN 201)  Delete commas
2. (PUN 301)  Delete commas
3. (PUN 302)  Appropriate Punctuation
4. (PUN 401)  Pause
5. (PUN 402)  Apostrophes
6. (PUN 403)  Avoid ambiguity
7. (PUN 404)  Use commas parenthetically
8. (PUN 501)  Delete unnecessary commas in complex cases
9. (PUN 502)  Colons and Semicolons
10. (PUN 502)  Colons and Semicolons
11. (PUN 504)  Form possessives
12. (PUN 601)  Complex commas
13. (PUN 602)  Commas in Nonessential Appositive
14. (PUN 603)  Apostrophes for possessive nouns
15. (PUN 604)  Semicolon
16. (PUN 701)  Delete punctuation
17. (PUN 702)  Colons