how do i answer 6 mark questions?

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I only have 6 weeks left till my gcse science exam ( im doing foundation) and i still can't seem to get the hang of them!! please help someone!!!

Posted Sat 17th March, 2012 @ 22:49 by melissa

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It would depend on the type of question and the subject. If, for example, you are writing Biology and a question comes up saying "describe three ways in which nitrogen is fixed," obviously, three marks will be for naming the ways and one mark for explaining/developing each point you mentioned.

In social sciences, the case is similar. If they ask you to describe the method used by positivists in Sociology, and the question is 6 marks, it means that you must give 3 methods and develop each to get one mark for each development. Even when it is a "analyse..." or "evaluate", the format would be the same: give three points and develop each.

Of course, in questions where you have to evaluate something, the mark is not just dependent on the points you give; the conclusion and the depth also play a role.

Answered Thu 22nd March, 2012 @ 22:36 by Muhammed Jarir Kanji