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Writing an evaluation of a foreign text in an exam

Advice needed for the above ^
Original post by Cookiesandcréme
Advice needed for the above ^

Can you give more context? Is this an exam apart of an application process for a course?
Original post by BankaiGintoki
Can you give more context? Is this an exam apart of an application process for a course?


Yeah, it’s part of an application process and I was told that part of the exam will be writing an evaluation on a foreign text in English, but I’m confused what I’m supposed to write about, e.g. overall message or presentation of one specific character/setting instead, and what kind of structure it should follow
Original post by Cookiesandcréme
Yeah, it’s part of an application process and I was told that part of the exam will be writing an evaluation on a foreign text in English, but I’m confused what I’m supposed to write about, e.g. overall message or presentation of one specific character/setting instead, and what kind of structure it should follow

Looking at your previous posts, its a spanish entrance exam at https://www.westminster.org.uk/admissions/16-entry/
Looking at https://www.westminster.org.uk/academic-life/departments/modern-languages/spanish/
‘The test consists of three sections. The first is focused on grammar and requires a candidate to translate sentences, involving a variety of tenses and basic-level subjunctive and GCSE-level vocabulary, from English into Spanish. The second section is an essay of approximately 150-200 words in Spanish on a topic that a candidate should be able to relate to. The final section is an extension option, inviting a candidate to give a commentary in English on a Spanish literary text. Native or near-native speakers of Spanish are strongly encouraged to do this part of the test; regular candidates can attempt it in the knowledge that what they write will not count against them.’

Now I have the context - its the final section you want help with?
(edited 8 months ago)
Original post by BankaiGintoki
Looking at your previous posts, its a spanish entrance exam at https://www.westminster.org.uk/admissions/16-entry/
Looking at https://www.westminster.org.uk/academic-life/departments/modern-languages/spanish/
‘The test consists of three sections. The first is focused on grammar and requires a candidate to translate sentences, involving a variety of tenses and basic-level subjunctive and GCSE-level vocabulary, from English into Spanish. The second section is an essay of approximately 150-200 words in Spanish on a topic that a candidate should be able to relate to. The final section is an extension option, inviting a candidate to give a commentary in English on a Spanish literary text. Native or near-native speakers of Spanish are strongly encouraged to do this part of the test; regular candidates can attempt it in the knowledge that what they write will not count against them.’

Now I have the context


Yes, that’s correct, thank you so much! :smile:)))))

I didn’t find that on the website when I looked, do you need to click on the different subjects to see how their exams work?
Original post by BankaiGintoki
Looking at your previous posts, its a spanish entrance exam at https://www.westminster.org.uk/admissions/16-entry/
Looking at https://www.westminster.org.uk/academic-life/departments/modern-languages/spanish/
‘The test consists of three sections. The first is focused on grammar and requires a candidate to translate sentences, involving a variety of tenses and basic-level subjunctive and GCSE-level vocabulary, from English into Spanish. The second section is an essay of approximately 150-200 words in Spanish on a topic that a candidate should be able to relate to. The final section is an extension option, inviting a candidate to give a commentary in English on a Spanish literary text. Native or near-native speakers of Spanish are strongly encouraged to do this part of the test; regular candidates can attempt it in the knowledge that what they write will not count against them.’

Now I have the context - its the final section you want help with?


Also, do you think that we’d have to quote the text in Spanish while writing in English or just quote the text in English, because a lot of the meaning could be lost without the original Spanish phrasing
Original post by Cookiesandcréme
Yes, that’s correct, thank you so much! :smile:)))))

I didn’t find that on the website when I looked, do you need to click on the different subjects to see how their exams work?

From: https://www.westminster.org.uk/admissions/16-entry/
‘As part of the registration process, each candidate will be asked to select the four subjects they wish to study at A Level, and in which they will be asked to sit an entrance examination. Please refer to our Sixth Form Subject choices pages for more information and guidance.’
Bold means it links to https://www.westminster.org.uk/admissions/sixth-form-subject-choices/
Original post by BankaiGintoki
From: https://www.westminster.org.uk/admissions/16-entry/
‘As part of the registration process, each candidate will be asked to select the four subjects they wish to study at A Level, and in which they will be asked to sit an entrance examination. Please refer to our Sixth Form Subject choices pages for more information and guidance.’
Bold means it links to https://www.westminster.org.uk/admissions/sixth-form-subject-choices/


Ah right thank you so much! :smile:

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