SUMMARY 30 MINUTES 15 MARKS : CONTENT – 10 LANGUAGE – 5
POINTS TO PONDER • READ IT CAREFULLY THE DIRECTION OF THE QUESTION. • UNDERSTAND THE SUBJECT MATTER. • AREA OF TEXT ALLOWED – USE MATERIALS FROM LINES _____
• • •
WORD LIMIT (130 WORDS) STARTING POINT (10 WORDS GIVEN) ONE PARAGRAPH ONLY
COUNTING THE WORD LIMIT The word limit is 130 words, but you only write 120 words of your own. • PLEASE COUNT 1. Dr. Aslam Darwish bin Anwar. (___ words) 2. Ten kg of sugar. (___ words) 3. He didn’t realise that he wasn’t getting the promotion. (___ words) 4. She said that a 34-year-old actress can’t portray a teenager very well. (___ words)
STARTING SUMMARY • The first ten words are very important as they lead you to your first point. • Samples: – He realised he was being attacked by a leopard when … – In order to produce an ice sculpture, Harun first prepares … – After leaving school at the age of twelve, Mokhtar worked …
IDENTIFYING POINTS • Ask again the point you have selected. • Do the selected points answer the subject matter(s)?
MINIMISING WORDS • You have about 12 words per point. So, you have to minimise/reduce the number of words used to express a point. • Paraphrase-to write something in a clearer way – You should attempt to rephrase the text – It must be sustained throughout your answer and expression must be secured – You are allowed to maintain phrases from the text which are difficult to substitute. – Remove unnecessary words – Combine two sentences
LANGUAGE • To get 4-5 marks, language must be accurate. • Sentence structure is varied and there is/are original complex syntax (grammatical arrangement of words in a sentence) • Punctuation and spelling must be accurate.
Published on Oct 4, 2013