Discursive Essay Draft 2

Morning folks,

I will be giving out your discursive essays on Friday when I see you, and your next draft is due in on Friday 16th December. This is not negotiable, and I will not accept any late submissions.

Overall feedback from those I have marked so far is as such:

  • Technical accuracy needs a lot of work – this is not optional. You have even less excuse when this is typed up, and I’m seeing a lot of very basic errors, which suggest that people have not checked their work before handing it in. You are in a Higher class. Please take responsibility for the quality of work you submit.
  • Overall arguments must be clear throughout the essay – for some, I am unsure what you are trying to persuade me of. Be clear.
  • Use of PEE structure – ensure you provide evidence to support your individual points, and evaluate how that evidence supports your overall argument. You can;t just list some statistics and hope for the best.

I have included the handouts you were given previously – please use these when redrafting. Below is also a link to an example essay and commentary on the SQA Understanding Standards website, which scored 13 out of 15. Refer to this when you are writing.

http://www.understandingstandards.org.uk/Subjects/English/higher/portfolio/candidate3#fragment-3

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