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How to interrogate & use marking & grading criteria to improve your work


In this video I’m going to tell you about the big mistake that many students make when completing an assignment at degree level and explain why this error can repeatedly undermine your attainment. I’ll then tell you about a simple method you can use to help you ensure you understand what’s expected of you in any assessment at degree level, can evaluate the quality of your own work and reliably get the grades you want.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9Ca65TlGbQ


References:


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