I sat the IGCSE Directed Writing paper set by Cambridge this year. For the first question, we had to write a letter to a man explaining why moving his did not work out for him. The problem is that I only referred to the man in the introduction and my closing paragraph. The passage gave us information about why moving house from the city to the countryside did not work out for his family. This was primarily because children would not like the fact that there is less technology in the countryside. The main body of the letter was more generalised and I did not refer to the man's. I wrote all of this but did not relate that to the man's situation until the conclusion. Obviously, no one has seen my paper, but could anyone tell me how many marks, if any, I could lose?
Also, when the examiner gives marks, are the marks for content and quality of writing independent. For example, could your content be really poor but you get a high mark for quality of writing? For example, could you get 2/10 for content and 10/15 for quality of writing?
CIE IGCSE English Language-Directed Writing.
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