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3 Points

To unlock this achievement, you must submit an essay that exceeds 500 words in length and conforms to the following criteria:

Remember to review the annotated exemplars below to see what this criteria looks like in practice

Form (Essay)

  • Writing is extended in form – piece pursues a single line of reasoning
  • Writing employs standard English diction
  • Ideas are linked effectively using appropriate discourse markers
  • Deliberate selection of tense and viewpoint

Structure

  • The essay follows a clear paragraph structure with an introduction and conclusion
  • Paragraphs are used to clearly delineate ideas

Logic

  • Paragraphs make a clear point
  • Paragraphs each contain a valid line of reasoning
  • The essay uses quotations to support the argument/understanding
  • The essay is largely focussed on the question

Accuracy

  • Spelling is accurate in most words with some lapses in uncommon/technical language
  • Simple sentence structure is secure
  • Compound sentence structure is secure in most instances
  • Some minor errors in complex sentence structure that have a minimal impact on meaning
  • Punctuation is accurate in most instances
  • Tense and viewpoint are largely sustained consistently

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