When doing A-Level economics, we were told one tip. The tip was to say the following sentence a few times in the answer:
"It depends upon the extent to which.."
I think the point was that, by saying the above sentence, you prove to the examiner that you have entered the highest level of criticism and analysis. So even if your answer is poor in other areas, you're still operating in the high boundaries.
At undergraduate level economics, I have found that, even if I have churned out a LOT of knowledge, I have gotten poor marks (around the 55% mark). I believe I now know my mistake - not going into these "higher levels" of critical analysis. Does that sound right?
I looked at the mark scheme, and apparently we are marked on "Depth of understanding, analysis and discussion, and overall conclusions". I was wondering, is there anything like the above sentence that applies to undergraduate degrees? What are some good sentences which can put you into this zone of analysis, discussion, and a good overall conclusion?
Or does it play no part?