Open-ended questions are questions that do not have one particular "correct" answer; instead, they rely on you explaining your thoughts and opinions about a topic. The questions relate to specific pieces of text (stories or articles) on the test.
On the NJASK, every subject has at least one open-ended question. They are scored on a 4-point rubric. You want to get at least a 3 out of 4.
Breaking down the open-ended questions
Examples of writings that got different scores
There are several specific items you should always include in your open-ended responses to guarantee that you get a minimum of a 3.
"Formula" for answering the 4-point rubric
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