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1 Market Leader- Upper Intermediate DOs and DONTs MAY 3 rd 2010 Nguyen Manh Thao
2 DO Write at least one draft Narrowly focus your question – be specific about your topic Be specific about any claims or statements that you make Plan your answer before you write your answer Refer to as much relevant reading as possible.
3 Relate the question to your specific context Be exact with what you write Be intellectually honest
4 Proof read before you submit Proof read your work again Use short sentences Be linear in your thinking * Check for contradictions and, if found, explain these or delete them
5 Relate any examples you use to the point that you are trying to make Contact your teacher if you are unsure
6 DONT * Dont be intellectually lazy Dont be intellectually dishonest Dont plagiarise: learn how to paraphrase and reference correctly Dont manufacture or fabricate your data. Only use data that you have honestly obtained
7 DONT Dont use the following language: Unnecessary adjectives, adverbs, determiners and modifiers (eg. very, more and more, a lot of, fairly, none, nothing, good, always, all, some, many, a few, everyone, everywhere, undoubtedly, really [ie. be as specific as possible!]) etc, …, and so on, and so forth, and the like
8 DONT moreover, besides, furthermore, whats more as you know, everybody agrees, in real life, in reality nowadays bored, boring, shy, lazy (ie. dont use words that have subjective meanings)
9 DONT the fact that (unless it really is a fact!), it can be said, it is surely true, it is true that, it is a fact that (unless it really is a fact!), it is said that, it can be easily seen that, it is certain that
10 DONT Dont use clichés. Use plain language instead Dont use idioms, the vernacular, informal language (eg. a lot of) Dont use contractions (eg. dont, theyd). (Do write the contracted phrase in full eg. do not, they had)
11 DONT Dont overgeneralise Dont start sentences with and, but, so, because (ie. don t start sentences with conjunctions )
12 DONT Dont forget to check everything you have written before you submit it Dont forget to check one more time!!! Dont forget to check this checklist to make sure you have done everything as best you can
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