Aiming for 3/4 out of 8
So a student in this category might be finding a quotation, or be able to follow the meaning of the paragraph, but rather than actually explain or analyse, they’re just saying what is there.
I always encourage students to use the double ‘this reveals…and implies…’ when phrasing their ideas. But for students who are struggling to form these ideas in the first place, I try and get them to slow down their reading and thinking, before they get to the point of putting pen to paper.
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Of all the challenges in the English Language exam, question one fades into the background when compared to the complexities of question four, or the mental gymnastics for the analysis in questions two and three. Question one sits there. Unobtrusive. Inoffensive. Nonchalant. A little dream of a question, really. “Find four things…”. Can’t go wrong, right?
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