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SSEES - Department of Social Sciences Essay Assessment Criteria ESSAY ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The Department of Social Sciences assesses work into different class categories using the following criteria: First Class (70-%) A first class answer has a thoughtful structure, a clear message displaying personal reflection informed by wider reading of articles and or other commentaries and a good grasp of detail (as evidenced by the choice of relevant examples which are well integrated into the answer’s structures). First class answers are ones that are exceptionally good for an undergraduate student and which excel in at least one and probably several of the following criteria: ± comprehensiveness and accuracy; ± clarity of argument and expression; ± integration of a range of materials; ± evidence of wider reading; ± insight into relevant theoretical issues. Excellence in one or more of these areas should be in addition to the qualities expected of an upper second class answer. Although there is no expectation of
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