What makes ‘use of evidence or quotations’ in an essay, exam or assignment ‘discerning’ rather than ‘appropriate’ in the mark scheme?
What takes an extended response to ‘pertinent’, or ‘perceptive‘, in the success criteria?
There are multiple elements and Gemma, our English-Focus Coach went through ALL of them with our Next Level students this week.
One of the mistakes students are making is incorporating quotes that are too long.
The quote can be appropriate.
It’s perhaps even been analysed well.
But it’s not considered perceptive or discerning because the EXACT words in the quote that are pertinent to the focus of the question have not been identified.
Here are some excerpts of that session where Gemma explains how and why MICRO-QUOTES should be used instead of full sentences.