GEOG4- Tectonic activity and hazards [2014] pre-release series: #5- examiner's reports.


So if you haven't read examiner's reports before then where on earth have you been? 

If you haven't (sorry if you have, just click the download button) basically they are comments from the examiners about what candidates do well, what they don't and what should we do better?

Well I've looked through them all so you don't have to. I've colllated it into one document. 

So what are you waiting for download it.

Anyway, good luck with your exam.


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Understanding and deciphering examiner's
reports [GEOG4- tectonic activity and
· Link case studies to the title with justifications.
· Don't write in the first person; it is discouraged.
· Remember the synoptic concepts of people, places and power.
· You need to be adaptive and flexible because the questionmight not what you planned for.
Don't create a generalised glossary of definitions. You only need to define key words that are relevant.
Don't focus on earthquakes; you need to include volcanic activity as well!
`To what extent...' suggests that there are other factors involved.
Remember to use the key words: range, bias, peer reviewed, objective and authoritative sources?
Don't repeat the same information: `it is not biased....'
· When using a diagram, it needs to be big enough for the examiner to read it and it should be clearly labelled
with annotations.
· If you explain a model then you MUST link it to your analysis.
· You should be able to maintain arguments throughout the essay.
· Topicality boosts your answer.
· Don't make sweeping generalisations.
· If you are going to compare economic development then don't compare MEDCs and LEDCs. Use an economic
spectrum that includes NICs and RICs as well.
· You can adapt the models; you are allowed.
· You can provide mini questions which may allow you to focus your answer throughout your answer.
· Remember to refer to the title
· Marks are also awarded for both sub-conclusions and evaluations because they show the `ongoing
conclusion' aspect. Ongoing evaluations also allow you to support on the question.
· You need to show the complexity of the question.
· Aim for a recall of the case studies and main topics mentioned in the analysis.
· Don't introduce new material.
· If it is a statement then try to group them into support and anomalies.


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