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Please rate my TOEFL Essay

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New post 23 Jul 2015, 13:24
I did it in the 20 min. timeframe

The teacher in the lecture refers to a reading regarding the memoirs of Chevalier de Seingalt, a controversial historical character who lived in the eighteenth century. While the reading supports the opinion that Mr Seignalt’s memoirs cannot be accurate, she supports the opposite opinion with well sounded evidence and examples.

The first point she debates is the argument supported by the reading that states that Chevalier cannot be wealthy as he claims because there are loan records that prove that he requested a loan from a Swiss banker. The teacher states that borrowing money deas not necessarily signal lack of wealth. She even offers an alternative explanation for the phenomena: that Mr. Seignalt was not liquid at the time.

The second points she argues is the opinion that the author of the memoirs cannot possibly remember conversations that happened several years before the memoirs were written. She offers a possible way in which Mr Seingalt could have written accurate transcripts after several years. She says that Mr. Seignalt probably took notes of every conversation he had with Voltaire.

Finally, she discusses the prison break. The reading suggests that Chevalier made up the story about breaking from prison in a movie-like way in order to sell more books and that he most certainly bribed the guards through his powerful friends. The lecturer cites evidence of works done by the prison to support the opinion that he indeed broke from prison through the ceiling. The lecturer also tells the students that, although Chevalier did had powerful friends, other inmates had even more powerful fiends and never broke from prison.
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New post 30 Jul 2015, 04:42
I think your essay is well written and it is easy to follow your thought. However I think you should be more specific sometimes and that it would bring more strength to your argument.
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