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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
· 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.