GCSE Science - How to write good answers to 6 mark questions

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GCSE Science - How to write good answers to 6 mark questions

  1. 1. Answering extended writing questionsStep 1:0 Circle all of the words and phrases that give you a clue about what you should include in your answer.
  2. 2. Answering extended writing questionsStep 1:0 Circle all of the words and phrases that give you a clue about what you should include in your answer. WITH THE PERSON SAT NEXT TO YOU, WRITE A QUICK PLAN FOR HOW YOU WOULD STRUCTURE YOUR ANSWER.
  3. 3. Answering extended writing questionsStep 2:0 How should your answer be structured?0 Don’t try to answer the question just yet. Instead, plan… 0 How many sections will your answer need? 0 What idea will each section cover?
  4. 4. Answering extended writing questionsWegener question structure:0 3 different sections:1. Why did Wegener think the continents had moved?2. Why did Geologists reject the idea?3. How did the theory come to be accepted?There are six marks available so there should be at leasttwo points for each section of your answer.
  5. 5. Answering extended writing questionsStep 3:0 Fill in the details for each section of your answer, remembering to do the following:1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the subject area.2. Answer in continuous prose.3. Put points in a logical order and link them together.4. Use the information provided to give a clear and detailed answer to the question.5. Faultless spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  6. 6. Answering extended writing questions WRITE A LIST OF THE KEY WORDS YOU WOULD NEED TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ANSWER.
  7. 7. Answering extended writing questions WRITE A LIST OF THE KEY WORDS YOU WOULD NEED TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ANSWER. NOW PLAN A STARTING SENTENCE FOR YOUR ANSWER.
  8. 8. Answering extended writing questions WRITE A LIST OF THE KEY WORDS YOU WOULD NEED TO INCLUDE IN YOUR ANSWER. NOW PLAN A STARTING SENTENCE FOR YOUR ANSWER. ONCE YOU THINK YOU HAVE A GOOD ENOUGHSTARTING SENTENCE, WRITE A FULL ANSWER TO THE QUESTION.
  9. 9. Answering extended writing questionsUSE THE PEER ASSESSMENT GUIDANCE SHEET TO HELP YOU TO MAKR THE ANSWER WRITTEN BY ANOTHER GROUP.
  10. 10. Answering extended writing questionsLook at the model answer you have been given.Discuss with your partner the features that make this agood six mark answer.Annotate the sheet with your ideas.

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