With increasing numbers of students struggling to write well structured essays in economics I decided that they needed some guidance and therefore produced a booklet on how to plan and structure your essay – link to download at the bottom of the post. It looks at how you integrate the following into your essays whether at CIE or NCEA Scholarship level and shows examples.
Knowledge and understanding – Demonstrate knowledge and understanding.
Application – Interpret and apply knowledge and understanding to information presented in written, numerical or graphical form.
Analysis – Analyse economic issues and arguments, using relevant economic concepts, theories and information, and communicate conclusions in a clear, reasoned manner.
Evaluation – Critically evaluate economic information, arguments, proposals and policies, taking into consideration relevant information and economic principles and distinguishing facts from hypothetical statements and value judgements.
It also contains – the box plan – 12 different sentence types (see below) – command words – PREC Point Reason Example Concluding sentence.
I have taken some material from Dr Ian Hunter’s publications and would recommend the books he has for sale on the Write That Essay website.
Click the link below to download the booklet.