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MARKING CRITERIA FOR SECTION A: GUIDED WRITING BAND MARKS DESCRIPTORS

Task successfully fulfilled Well-developed and well-organised main ideas and supporting details Language is accurate Sentence structures are varied and used effectively Vocabulary is wide and aptly used Accurate mechanics of writing Interest of reader aroused Task largely fulfilled Developed and organized main ideas and supporting details Language is largely accurate Sentence structures are mostly varied Vocabulary is wide enough and mostly apt Mostly accurate mechanics of writing Interest of reader largely aroused Task sufficiently fulfilled Ideas sufficiently developed but lack details; adequately organized Language is sufficiently accurate Sentence structures are sufficiently varied Vocabulary is sufficiently but lacks precision Some errors in mechanics of writing Interest of reader partially aroused Task partially fulfilled Ideas less developed; lack organization Language is partially accurate Sentence structures lack variety; repetitive Vocabulary is limited Numerous errors in mechanics of writing Interest of reader hardly aroused Task hardly fulfilled Ideas not developed; not organized Language is inaccurate Distorted sentence structures Lifting Vocabulary is inappropriate Serious errors in mechanics of writing Interest of reader not aroused

(A) EXCELLEN T

25 – 30

(B) CREDIT

19 - 24

(C) ACHIEVEM ENT

13 – 18

(D) WEAK

7 – 12

(E) VERY WEAK

1–6

Note Award ‘0’ mark: • No response or response written in language other than English. • Mindless lifting of irrelevant chunks from other sources including rubric.

Content Points (Maximum 5) 1. solution – reduce. If a candidate rephrases the mandatory words. spelling of key words need not necessary be accurate but the meaning must not be distorted. paper 6. • Mindless lifting of irrelevant chunks from other sources including rubric. tree leaves produce oxygen for us to breathe 2. threats – deforestation/development. help prevent erosion 3. provide homes for animals and plants 5. . If a candidate uses these mandatory words. cool the earth 4. reuse and recycle paper (Any 5 content points would warrant a maximum of 5 marks) NOTE: 1. spelling of these words must be accurate. furniture.MARKING CRITERIA FOR SECTION B: SUMMARY BAND (A) EXCELLEN T (B) CREDIT (C) ACHIEVEM ENT (D) WEAK (E) VERY WEAK MARKS 5 DESCRIPTORS Marked ability to paraphrase / use own words Language is accurate Hardly any lifting of sentences Accurate mechanics of writing Ability to paraphrase / use own words Language is largely accurate Minimal lifting of sentences Largely accurate mechanics of writing Sufficient ability to paraphrase / use own words Language is sufficiently accurate Selective lifting of sentences Some errors in mechanics of writing Hardly any ability to paraphrase / use own words Language is partially accurate Almost wholesale lifting of sentences Numerous errors in mechanics of writing Unable to paraphrase Total lifting of sentences Serious errors in mechanics of writing 4 3 2 1 Note Award ‘0’ mark: • No response or response written in language other than English. 2.

How to keep your mind healthy. Put another single stroke (/) after the 50th word. count and write the actual number of words on the bottom right hand corner. 1 in the right hand column. write the marks in the corresponding space on the right hand corner. If you identify Content Points 2 and 3 in a line. e. 3.g. put a single stroke (/) after the 10th word of the opening line and count up to 50. then award 1 in the right hand column. .g. 2. For example : if you identify Content Point 1 in a line. put a single stroke before the 1st word and count up to 50 words. 4. circle the Content Points 2 & 3 and put them above the point stated. Indicate all the errors that appear in the summary by using the marking symbols. errors or incompleteness in the Introductory words. Put another single stroke after the 50th word. then award 1. If candidates use the Introductory words given (10 words). If candidates do not begin their summary with the Introductory words given. If a candidate writes the title for the summary. number and circle each valid point where it occurs according to the list of points given in the mark scheme. 2. Count the number of words. If the number of words used to write the summary does not exceed 50 . circle the Content Point 1and put it above the point stated. ……………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………/50 3. Assess the quality of writing based on the band descriptors. / Taking good care. No marks will be awarded for anything that is written outside these boundaries. WHILE MARKING 1. or for not using the Introductory words.BEFORE MARKING 1. ignore the title when counting the number of words for the summary. Read. e. NOTE : Do not penalize the candidates for any omission. Read the summary between the two boundaries that you have identified. Then.

Arabic numerals (KLIA) • Hyphenated words (home-cooked) TWO WORDS: Contractions (didn’t. Award only 1 mark for STYLE & PRESENTATION (SP) WORD COUNT ONE WORD: • Proper Nouns (Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Next. 2. award marks for Style and Presentation.g. identify marks for CONTENT (C) within the first 50 words. acronyms. Add these marks to the content marks. I’d – except can’t) • WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) Apply this rule for words spelt correctly e. Write the total number of marks obtained in the right hand column of the script as follow: Content : 5 Style and Presentation : 5 Total : 10 4. The maximum number of marks must not exceed 5.POST MARKING 1. If candidates do wholesale lifting. Count the total number of marks awarded for content. Pulau Langkawi) • Abbreviations. It’s. 3. don’t. ice cream ice-cream counted as two words counted as one word .

organised and largely supported with evidence from text Language is largely accurate Sentence structures are mostly varied Vocabulary is wide enough and mostly apt Mostly accurate mechanics of writing Interest of reader largely aroused Task sufficiently fulfilled Ideas and details sufficiently developed with some organization and supported with some evidence from text Language is sufficiently accurate Sentence structures are sufficiently varied Vocabulary is sufficiently but lacks precision Some errors in mechanics of writing Interest of reader partially aroused Task partially fulfilled Ideas lack development and organization with minimal evidence from text Language is partially accurate Sentence structures lack variety Repetitive Vocabulary is limited Numerous errors in mechanics of writing (A) EXCELLEN T 9 . well-organised and supported with evidence from text Language is accurate Sentence structures are varied and used effectively Vocabulary is wide and aptly used Accurate mechanics of writing Interest of reader aroused Task largely fulfilled Ideas and details largely developed.10 (B) CREDIT 7-8 (C) ACHIEVEM ENT 5-6 (D) WEAK 3-4 .MARKING CRITERIA FOR SECTION C: NOVEL BAND MARK S DESCRIPTORS Task successfully fulfilled Ideas and details well-developed.

2. Place the script according to the situation above. MARKING GUIDELINES FOR SECTION C: NOVEL Reasons(R ) More than 1 √ 1 X √ Situation S1 S2 S3 S4 EVENT (E) √ √ √ More than 1 More than 1 More than 1 X X Remarks Normal Script [1 – 10] 1–8 1–4 Choose the dominant (L) [1 – 8] Choose the dominant (L) [1 – 6] Choose the dominant (L) [1 – 3] 1-2 1-2 S5 S6 S7 S8 1 X √ X Instructions 1. . 3. Bracket the (E).(E) VERY WEAK 1–2 Interest of reader hardly aroused Task hardly fulfilled Hardly any ideas Language is inaccurate Distorted sentence structures Lifting Vocabulary is inappropriate Serious errors in mechanics of writing Interest of reader not aroused Note Award ‘0’ mark: • No response or response written in language other than English. Read and identify the event (E) and the reasons (R). • Mindless lifting of irrelevant chunks from other sources including rubric.

Indicate the situation at the top right hand corner. Award marks accordingly.4. . 5.