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A2 - 15 Mark Questions

How do I structure a 15 mark question?
I've been doing:
Intro
Para 1
Para 2
Para 3
Conclusion

But, this seems like a lot just for a 15 mark Q.
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For anyone doing 4C I want to miss out congress and do the other 3 because it is by far the longest and takes up 40% of the whole unit! Is this a good game to play for this exam.... Thoughts?
Original post by lizmoo0721
How do I structure a 15 mark question?
I've been doing:
Intro
Para 1
Para 2
Para 3
Conclusion

But, this seems like a lot just for a 15 mark Q.


My teacher tells us not to do an introduction or a conclusion and to try and fit a fourth point in instead. She showed us one of the examiner's reports on a really good 15 mark answer that said something like "the conclusion here can be omitted". I think the main point of 15 markers is getting the points down. :smile:
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Original post by HeronRainwater
My teacher tells us not to do an introduction or a conclusion and to try and fit a fourth point in instead. She showed us one of the examiner's reports on a really good 15 mark answer that said something like "the conclusion here can be omitted". I think the main point of 15 markers is getting the points down. :smile:


Thank you!

So the main idea is to get straight into it. So would 3/4 points be enough to gain the full marks? :smile:
Original post by lizmoo0721
Thank you!

So the main idea is to get straight into it. So would 3/4 points be enough to gain the full marks? :smile:


I think how many points you do depends on how much detail you put in. You'd need more detail and depth if you only had three points but you'd get away with less detail if you had four or even five points. I think it's incredibly difficult to get full marks on them though, I've read so many examiner's reports and I haven't seen a single 15 marker that got more than 13.
In your paragraphs 1 and 2 include a judgement.In your conclusion put a personal opinion.You don't really need an intro because your intro should be in the 1st paragraph.Hope this helps :smile:

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