Students are waffling!

 Students are waffling!
Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 01:36 PM
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Joined: 23 August 2012
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Help, I've just marked a forensic test and my students results are awful! Students have given general description to things and their writing is waffle, general talk and not really using terminology right, thats if they have used it at all!

Can any suggest what they do to tighten up students writing? Do you do this through each lesson with description, or quick tests or glossaries? 

Will take any advice as I need to implement this ASAP!

Thanks

Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 02:29 PM
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Joined: 13 January 2009
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My student's love Kahoot quizzes and these are excellent for testing definitions of key terms.

I use the analogy of Master Chef and contestants being told their food lacks seasoning, I tell my students that they need to 'season' their essays with key terms, otherwise the essays will be bland!

Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 02:29 PM
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Joined: 13 January 2009
Posts: 1945

My student's love Kahoot quizzes and these are excellent for testing definitions of key terms.

I use the analogy of Master Chef and contestants being told their food lacks seasoning, I tell my students that they need to 'season' their essays with key terms, otherwise the essays will be bland!