Hi, I have taken CBEST writing section twice, both failed with a score:33. What the diagnostic notes put on the first try was: Essay One-- organization, structure and conventions; Essay Two-- Usage, Structure and conventions. As for the second try: Essay One--Usage, and conventions;Essay Two-- met or exceeded the minimum standard. Based on the notes provided, I could tell my second try was better than the first one. Obviously, the second essay of my second try got passed. However, I wondered why the scores were the same. Does anybody have the same experience as mine? Since the scoring system is a bit complicated, I am not sure whether my case is normal or not. I am really appreciated if somebody can reply my post and give me suggestions on how to handle this.