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Re: No Longer a Child (8th Grade)
by Pamela Shorr - Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 4:41 PM

I scored this paper a 4, becauseI, too, felt I was reading the words of an ESL student. The syntax is consistent with a student who is learning English, and the fact that the child is 15 in 8th grade suggests that there are some struggles going on. I believe the ideas are still general, but that the writer is baring his/her soul by suggesting that s/he did not know how to be an adult.