TOPIK Advanced Essay Writing Guide (한국어능력시험 고급 쓰기 가이드)

In the first post in TOPIK Essay Writing Series, we looked at how the evaluation system of TOPIK essay section works. Then in the next post, we analysed the evaluation and marking of three beginner level model essays which were written by three different students. Then in this recent post we analyzed the Intermediate level essay evaluation system.

Here in this post, we have 3 TOPIK Advanced level sample essays and the complete break-up of their evaluation and marking. Analyze the evaluation charts properly and try to find why one essay got more marks than the other two. I hope it will help you make your TOPIK essay better and get a better score. All the best.

Here is the essay question from the Advanced level of TOPIK:

[44] 다음을 읽고 700~800자로 글을 쓰십시오. (30점)
44. 여러분은 성공이 무엇이라고 생각하십니까? 그리고 그러한 성공을 이루기 위해 필요한 것이 무엇이라고 생각하십니까? 이와 관련된 자신의 견해를 서술하십시오. 단, 아래에 제시한 내용이 모두 포함되어야 합니다.
<내가 생각하는 성공의 기준>
(1) 내가 생각하는 성공이란 무엇인가?
(2) 그것을 이루기 위해 필요한 것은 무엇인가?
(3) 그 이유는 무엇인가?

And below is the first model essay (Click on the images to enlarge):

TOPIK Advanced Essay Evaluation 1

Next is the second model essay and it’s marking break-up:


And here is the third and last model essay: