I have taken CBEST writing two times already but both failed with score of 26. On the second attempt, I found out that the prompt for essay1 was not the same as what I had prepared because it also asked you to write about experience. Both of the prompts asked me to write about personal experiences, so I was confusing. I knew that the first one should be expository essay, but can I write persuasive statements since it asked me to write down something about personal experiences? Also, I am a non-native speaker. I am thinking that my problem is word choices. However, there is a huge amount of vocabulary that takes years to memorize, so would you please give me some suggestions or materials that can help me improve my word choices in a shorter time? Thank you so much! Also, please help me to point out my above paragraphs problems. I appreciate that so much! I wrote many complex and compound sentences like above during the test, but I am not sure if I used them correctly. Please point out all the mistakes that I wrote. Thank you!