Questions that require conclusion?
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 11:03 PM
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Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 07:44 PM
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Posted 24 April 2006 - 09:56 PM
LO1 or part a) exam questions ask you to describe. No conclusions at all are required, and with 17 mins per essay, you do not have the time to write any more than you need to.
LO2 or part b) exam questions require you to draw conclusions or analyse, rather than merely describe.
However, many students write what they think is a conclusion at the end, but it is not in fact a conclusion at all, but a summing up of what they have already written.
What you need to do is look at different points of view. Consider different arguments. Debate issues. Use phrases such as "on the other hand" or "however". If you do so you are drawing conclusions.
Posted 01 May 2006 - 10:50 AM
Personally I don't use conclusions for OC 1.
For outcome 2. You can either conclude all the way through or just write a para at the end concluding your points. I find the latter is easier. One thing about conclusions in OC2, is that if you have a "discuss" question which doesnt directly ask a question, then try and make your conclusion weigh something up i.e. give good and bad points.
Posted 07 May 2006 - 05:06 PM
According to my teacher you must have a "Developed" Cnoclusion, ie a paragraph summing up your points, making a conclusion and adding in any extra points you have missed out
We were told that you should never add any new information into a conclusion.. apparently the examiners will just ignore it if it's not in the main body of the essay. I reckon the examiners are all about 80 years old and won't notice though!
Posted 07 May 2006 - 06:52 PM
Posted 07 May 2006 - 07:46 PM
Adding something new to your conclusion is vital otherwise your are basically repeating yourself.
But is that not the point of a conclusion, to sum up everything you've said and make a final statement stating your view e.g. Social and economic inequalities exist in the USA. We're constantly told that any new information should be logically placed into the essay. But different teachers have different opinions, I guess.
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