Spm English Essay Marking Scheme

 

SULIT 3

3.

LANGUAGE - 20 Marks

1.

Marks are awarded for: i.

Accurate English ii Style and Tone [appropriate to task] 2.

Read the script and indicate all errors of language by underlining the word,  phrase or punctuation where the mistake appears. 3.

Please tick for good appropriate vocabulary, structure and tone. 4.

Award marks by referring to the criteria for marking language.

CRITERIA FOR MARKING LANGUAGE Section A: Directed Writing MARK RANGE DESCRIPTION OF CRITERIA A 19 - 20

The

language

 is

entirely accurate

apart from the very occasional first draft slips.

Sentence structure

 is

varied

 and shows that the candidate is able to use various types of sentences to achieve a particular effect.

Vocabulary

shows some sophistication and is used with precision.

Punctuation

is accurate and helpful to the reader.

Spelling

is accurate across the full range of vocabulary used.

Paragraphs

have unity and are well linked.

The

topic

is addressed with consistent relevance

The

tone

is appropriate for a formal letter.

B 16 - 18

The

language

 is almost always

accurate;

occasional errors are either minor or first draft slips.

Sentences

show some

variation

 of length and type, including some complex sentences.

Vocabulary

is wide enough to convey intended shades of meaning with some  precision.

Punctuation

is almost always accurate and generally helpful to the reader.

Spelling

is nearly always accurate.

Paragraphs

show some evidence of planning, having unity and are linked appropriately linked.

The

tone

is appropriate for a formal letter.

C 13 - 15

The

language

 is

largely

accurate

 to communicate meaning clearly to the reader.

Simple structures

 are used without error; mistakes may occur when more sophisticated structures are attempted.

Sentences show some variety of length and structure although there is a tendency to repeat some sentence types, giving it a monotonous effect.

Vocabulary

is wide enough to convey intended meaning but may lack precision.

Punctuation

of simple structures is accurate on the whole but errors may occur in more complex uses.

Spelling

is accurate across the full range of vocabulary used.

Paragraphs

are well-planned, have unity and are linked.

The

topic

is addressed with consistent relevance

The

tone

is appropriate for a formal letter.

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