A common reason for low marks is not making clear links between the ideas from your sources and your own position. Below are two versions of an essay extract. In version A, the student cites Baber but does not evaluate this source or link it to their own ideas - they just assume that the reader will know why they have put it in and so go straight on to their next source. In version B, the student comments on how Baber’s findings are relevant to their own argument and why they are citing Bulmer and Patel.
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