If you write under250 wordsin the exam you will get a -1 penalty in the exam. Before writing, make a plan for your essay to make sure you have enough to write about.
Your essay seemstoo long. The disadvantages of this are that will have less time to proofread it, and you might not be able to finish it in the required time.
Do not copy so many words from the task in the introduction because they will NOT be included in the word count. This also gives a bad first impression to the examiner.
Your introductiondid not respond sufficientlyto the part of the task that says ” “.
Your introduction did not accurately rephrase the topic.
Youdid not respond to all parts of the topic. Youchanged the topic. I suggest you just rephrase the topic and not add anything extra.
Themain pointsin the body paragraphs arequite similar. I suggest you brainstorm main
points that are more different. You did not respond toall parts of the question. Youmisunderstood the question.
You need tosupport your main ideas moreby explaining them more or using an illustrative example.
You need to work on usingexamplesthat clearly and directly illustrate your key points.
It is better to not refer to anyspecific research. In an academic essay you need to provide the source or reference for research such as: author, year, title, publication. Since you don’t have these don’t refer to specific research. I would avoid the word completely. Understand that most examiners are academics, and academics do not like people referring to research without a proper reference.
DON’T refer to anyspecific figures from research. The examiner is likely to feel you have just made this up.
Opinion essay [argument essay] You should state theextentyou agree or disagree = how much.
You should give youropinionin theintroductionof the essay.
You should give youropinionin theconclusionof the essay
You should state the extent you agree in the introduction, so your opinion is clear BEFORE
the examiner starts to read the body of the essay.
I get to the end of your essay and I feelunconvincedabout your reason for disagreeing/ agreeing with the question You contradicted your opinion in the conclusion.
Both sides and opinion essay [ balanced argument essay] Try to get aneven balancein the coverage of each side.
Ideally, you should have exactlytwo main pointsfor each side.
You covered both sides of the argument well, but you needed tosay more for your opinionas it is one of the three parts of the question.
You must make it clear in the last paragraph that it isYOUR opinion“In conclusion, in my opinion … ”.
Get youropinion in right at the start of the paragraphyour opinion is one of the three requirements of the question, so you want to say more about it.
Sowhere is YOUR opinion? If you don’t have this then you get 5 here!
Give more of an opinion! You can say: 1.Both sides of the argument have their merits.
2.State which side you agree with more strongly and why.
You should justify your opinion by explaining the reason for it.
Two question essay Try to get an even balancebetween each of the two questions.
Ideally, you should have exactlytwo main pointsfor each question.
I suggest youonly use first personif the question directly asks for it.