I work at a GED Preparation Program in Spanish in Minneapolis, and I am hoping to get some information to help students prepare for the Language: Writing Exam.
I have some questions about how the essay portion of the Language: Writing exam of the GED is graded. I know that the readers/graders decide to what extent the composition: responds to the theme/question, is organized, is developed and supported with relevant details, and usage of the language.
My doubt/issue is: If the essay meets/exceeds all of these requirements, but a body paragraph utilizes a number format to list and explain some of the supporting details (rather than a normal paragraph), will this reflect negatively on the mark the essay receives? Or, is it acceptable to use numbers to list and explain thoughts with-in the essay?
If anyone knows more information, I would really appreciate your help so that I can better inform our students.
Thanks in advance!