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I was curious to know whether psychology examiners will judge u based on how many paragraphs you write for a 16 marker. For example, "outline and evaluate research into cultural variations in attachment". Now let's say I write 4 paragraphs maximum with 2 being theory and 2 being evaluation each being very strong. Would that affect the mark I get if?
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I usually write 3 especially with time allocated in the exam. If you’re writing 4 I applaud you😄
I mean the structure we were taught was knowledge theory first then evaluate, then criticise but I think it depends what exam board you’re on (I’m on Edexcel)
Definitely ask your teachers or go into exam board websites, look at examiners reports on how to answer 16 markers
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I've always been told length doesn't count if the content isn't good. You could have 3 pages but it waffles and doesn't cover everything You could have 4 paragraphs but they could be really detailed and concise, so I'm sure it wouldn't matter as long as you've covered enough to get 16 marks. I normally do 2/3 for theory and at least 2 for evaluation even though I always get told to do more evaluation , I only do 2 as that's always what I can remember. (I do aqa btw) I'd say to be safe try 4 paragraphs but make sure they've got enough detail and cover the main points
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(Original post by Alexariah)
I usually write 3 especially with time allocated in the exam. If you’re writing 4 I applaud you😄
I mean the structure we were taught was knowledge theory first then evaluate, then criticise but I think it depends what exam board you’re on (I’m on Edexcel)
Definitely ask your teachers or go into exam board websites, look at examiners reports on how to answer 16 markers
LOL, BTW I do aqa which I believe is much more harsher than other exam boards.
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(Original post by gluttonyyy)
I've always been told length doesn't count if the content isn't good. You could have 3 pages but it waffles and doesn't cover everything You could have 4 paragraphs but they could be really detailed and concise, so I'm sure it wouldn't matter as long as you've covered enough to get 16 marks. I normally do 2/3 for theory and at least 2 for evaluation even though I always get told to do more evaluation , I only do 2 as that's always what I can remember. (I do aqa btw) I'd say to be safe try 4 paragraphs but make sure they've got enough detail and cover the main points
Exactly, I was confused by the common misconception of writing upto 3 pages😨. Bigup I also do aqa👍thanks for the reply.
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Exactly, I was confused by the common misconception of writing upto 3 pages😨. Bigup I also do aqa👍thanks for the reply.
no worries, you in first or second year if you don't mind me asking?
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