Re: Argh!! Some students are just horrible writers!!
^^^ totally agree. I've been told that I write well by tutors, they appreciate it because it works in their favour and it dosn't do me any harm either when it comes to grading. A stylish argument carries you a long way. As well as writing badly, too many students lapse into narrative rather than maintain an analytically incisive argument throughout the essay. OP: Can sympathise, as both my parents are teachers and examiners, while they get some brilliant scripts to read the majority are pretty hard going. Good luck and hope the marking isn't too painful!
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