Here are some examples from the SQA WEBSITE

This should give you some idea of what the markers are looking for and help you avoid some of the pitfalls we've talked about:

  • An overly narrative approach
  • A failure to deal with the CENTRAL CONCERNS of your text/s
  • A lack of a coherent structure
  • Little or no sense of your personal response to the themes and ideas in the text
  • your essay failing to meet the standards with regards to SUFFICIENT TECHNICAL ACCURACY

Have a look for yourself and see whether YOU can identify where these candidates are getting it RIGHT or WRONG