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In each category, you can get up to five marks—for a total of 25 on the paper (on yourDiploma Exam, somewhat more weight is given to the first two categories). The guidemakes an attempt to describe what you must do to earn 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1 mark in eachcategory.Your job now is to examine the guide carefully in order to become more familiar with it.Then, in the chart provided here, assess your own critical response in question 2 byassigning yourself a mark for each category. Try to be fair, and don't succumb to falsemodesty!Giveyourselfthemarkyoureallythinkyoudeserve!CategoryMark out of 5 possible marks
Revelation A18Thought and Understanding5 – I believe that my ideas are insightful and at the same time demonstrate a comprehension of subtle distinctions in the literary text and the topic. As well I believe that the literary interpretations are perceptive and illuminating.Supporting Evidence5 – I believe that the supporting evidence thatI chose to use for my piece are explicit, precise, and deliberately chosen to reinforce the presented ideas. As well I also believe thata strong connection to those ideas is present.Form and Structure4 – I believe that a considered arrangement ofideas and details contributes to a competent, controlled discussion that concludes appropriately. The unifying effect and controlling ideas are sustained and coherently presented.Matters of Choice5 – I believe that the diction used is precise and effective. Syntactical structures are effective and sometimes polished. Stylistic choices contribute to a confident composition with a convincing voice.Matters of Correctness5 - This writing demonstrates confidence in control of correct sentence construction, usage, grammar, and mechanics. The relative absence of error is impressive considering the complexity of the response and the circumstances.Now, as you've done before, your job is to explain, or justify, the mark you gave yourselfin each of the five categories of the marking guide. Refer specifically to the descriptionsin the relevant boxes and to aspects of your own response that you feel illustrate thosedescriptions.