I have an English Literature exam (Unit 1H) coming up soon. The questions I'll be answering are the Of Mice and Men one and the Inspector Calls one.
What I find so frustrating is that they give you so many pieces of paper to write your answer on and you don't know how much you should write.
I was told that for the Language exam it was 4 marks for a paragraph but I wasn't sure since the first question was worth 8 marks and there were about 4 pages worth of blank sheets.
The questions for the literature exam are worth 30 marks each, so that's 60 marks in total. I have 1 hour and 30 minutes to finish the exam.
Some people give me stupid advice like "It's about quality, not quantity" and while that may be applicable in some cases I doubt that you'll get full marks for writing one really good paragraph that only has 50 words.
1. How many marks is each paragraph worth?
2. If that can't be calculated then how many paragraphs should be written for a 30 mark question?
3. What is the minimum (And Maximum) amount of words needed in a paragraph?
4. What is the minimum (And Maximum) amount of words needed in a 30 mark question?
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- Thread Starter
- 18-05-2013 13:05
- 19-05-2013 21:03
Technically you do not get graded on each paragraph! They grade you on overall analysis and effect of your work. For OMAM and AIC they are both the same marks so you should write equal amounts for both. I was told 1 and a half - 2 pages is the right amount. However, it is the quality that matters most. But do try write more than one side