CAEL Writing Sample
This CAEL writing sample should give you some ideas of what to do as you respond to the short essay in part 5 of the CAEL test.
This is a sample response to the the short writing prompt in CAEL practice test 1:
Based on the reading passage, summarize in your own words the early modern period and its lasting influence
By the early modern period, man’s thirst for knowledge had given birth to a rudimentary form of ‘science’. Determined to find its place, a battle ensued against the period’s theological dogmas creating major cultural and social upheaval; bringing many scientific, political, and ethical questions to the fore; and clarifying the definitions to previously unclear concepts.
One such definition revolves around the interdependence between the body and mind. This ‘cartesian dualism’ was discussed by both Plato and Aristotle, but it wasn’t until Descartes gave the relationship a clear definition that the discussion really took off. It’s expected to profoundly affect theological and psychological thought going forward.
Another discussion about the interplay between rationality and imagination has heavily influenced the way technology giants approach business.
All told, the early modern period provided fertile ground for philosophers to have insights with lasting influence.
Below, you’ll see some of the structures that can help you get a higher CAEL Score.
Preparing for the
CAEL Short Writing Task
Being able to narrow down your mistakes to something you can correct yourself can make all the difference between getting or missing your score. We can help you identify those things through our CAEL writing correction service, but if you need more help, please take some classes with an online CAEL tutor.
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What do examiners look for?
When CAEL examiners correct your essays, they look for coherence & organization, vocabulary & language efficiency, cohesion & grammar, and punctuation & completeness – so that’s what the CAEL Essay correction service looks for too.
Your response should be complete! In other words, when you send your essay to my essay correction service, I shouldn’t need to look at the question to know what your essay is about; however, it’s worth including the writing prompt so that I can make sure that you’ve covered all the components.
What is Coherence & Organization?
Coherence is the way that your writing forms a clean, neatly wrapped package. It has a strong introduction, paragraphs with developed topic statements, and a conclusion.
Organization is the way you lead your reader through your ideas developing your statements with details and examples.
What is Cohesion & Grammar?
Cohesion is the way you use cohesive devices to glue your ideas together. It’s the way you show the relationship between your ideas. Obviously, there are many ways to do that, but the most common are problem areas are word order, reductions, conjunctions, etc.
Grammar includes your tenses, agreements, word order, conditionals, reductions, and article accuracy. These are all things that make your writing easy to read.
What is Vocabulary & Language Efficiency?
Vocabulary is the range of words, synonyms, phrases and collocations that you use to express yourself.
Language efficiency is the way you combine words to express yourself concisely.
What is Punctuation & Completeness?
As they complete their CAEL essay correction, examiners look at your punctuation and the completeness of what you’ve written.
Punctuation is the length of the pause you want your readers to take in order to maximize their understanding of your writing.
Completeness is the attention you give to each part of the question.
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