Hi, I have a similar concern like others regarding CBEST writing part. I scored a 33. Topic 1 (expository) essay needed 1) Usage and 2) Structure and convention improvement Please guide me on the following : 1. Do I have to restate the topic in the introduction. I followed a template - some people say ........, others say........, but after a careful thought I believe that ...... Is that something which I should have avoided ? 2. 3 body paragraphs had 3 reasons why I'm opposing the issue - 3. Conclusion - Based on the reasons above, I oppose the issue though some proponents opine differently. Please suggest any changes/tips. I'm desperate to get this writing test out of my way.