The Recipe for Success

By Suzanne Burdett

This is a way that I find helps my students to score well in their essays.

I set them a normal essay such as the one below.

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After they have had their homework back with a lower mark than they would like I give them the “the recipe for success”and tell them to follow the instructions to get a good mark – guaranteed!

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In my experience the students like to have such specific guidance as to what is required. They are often thrilled to see how much they can improve on the second attempt.  What I then find is it makes students think about the structure of future essays as they have done so well on this one. It also acts as a real confidence booster.

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