Your assessors often use assessment criteria to explain what they are looking for in your writing. The criteria for the higher grades are likely to include words and phrases explained in the ‘steps’ towards the upper end of the ‘staircase’ (p. 13): … original interpretation… … insightful and innovative contribution to… …thorough and reflective data collection, analysis and interpretation…… articulate and justify a point of view… … analyse research findings… relate to personal experience… excellent level of criticality… And where is ‘reflection’ in these? The answer is ‘everywhere’, often unspoken, underpinning these specific qualities. To achieve these higher-order qualities, you have to have a sense of curiosity, a questioning approach to practices and ideas, be open to different ideas, be honest with yourself, and rigorous and analytical in your research and actions — and show this in your writing.
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