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    Arrow SOR CourseGlossary Terms, Marking Criteria, Rubric -all SOR candidates should read

    Many people are asking questions that show a lack of familiarity with the SOR syllabus (this IMO is not a good thing!!) You should know where things place in the syllabus and more importantly, you should be aware of the wording within the syllabus instead of just going to the dotpoints to get content
    (see this thread http://www.boredofstudies.org/commun...3&postcount=20)

    so,
    get the syllabus from http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...ligion_syl.pdf
    and read through it noting the context in which the dotpoints are framed

    Also, get the marking criteria and markers comments from:
    http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...ams/index.html
    2001= http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...igion_er01.pdf
    2002= http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...gion_er_02.pdf
    2003= http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...gion_er_03.pdf
    2004= http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...gion_er_04.pdf
    2005=http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/hsc_exams/hsc2005exams/pdf_doc/religion_er_05.pdf

    The criteria are VERY important to be familiar with as the criteria are based upon the syllabus and vice versa. The structure is important to know as in reality, to get the best band (wrong term I know) for each question, you just have to answer the question AS IT IS WRITTEN...

    Also, be familiar with the rubric that is given at the top of the 20 mark questions as this is essentially the marking criteria!!

    see attachment below for eg of rubric

    Note: Im not 100% sure but the rubric *may* be slightly different from year to year but it doesnt matter as they still give it to you to use
    Also, notice how they tell you what a tradition is... No need to write about the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus is there!??! (Dont laugh..this happens every year)

    And to say that you MUST know the glossary verbs/terms like the back of your hand is a given (see downloadable file below and post below)


    Also, have a look at the standards package which is mirrored here (http://www.boredofstudies.org/mirror...ards/2002/SOR/) to some idea about the standard (ie depth and length) that is required by the markers

    edit:updated 2004/2005 links+glossary terms
    Last edited by snapperhead; 12 Nov 2006 at 2:04 PM.

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    Re: SOR syllabus, marking criteria etc--all SOR candidates should read this

    Course Glossary Terms----gotta know them kiddies!


    Account
    Account for: state reasons for, report on. Give an account of: narrate a series of events or transactions
    Analyse
    Identify components and the relationship between them; draw out and relate implications
    Apply
    Use, utilise, employ in a particular situation
    Appreciate
    Make a judgement about the value of
    Assess
    Make a judgment of value, quality, outcomes, results or size
    Calculate
    Ascertain/determine from given facts, figures or information
    Clarify
    Make clear or plain
    Classify
    Arrange or include in classes/categories
    Compare
    Show how things are similar or different
    Construct
    Make; build; put together items or arguments
    Contrast
    Show how things are different or opposite
    Deduce
    Draw conclusions
    Define
    State meaning and identify essential qualities
    Demonstrate
    Show by example
    Describe
    Provide characteristics and features
    Discuss
    Identify issues and provide points for and/or against
    Distinguish
    Recognise or note/indicate as being distinct or different from; to note differences between
    Evaluate
    Make a judgement based on criteria; determine the value of
    Examine
    Inquire into
    Explain
    Relate cause and effect; make the relationships between things evident; provide why and/or how
    Extract
    Choose relevant and/or appropriate details
    Extrapolate
    Infer from what is known
    Identify
    Recognise and name
    Interpret
    Draw meaning from
    Investigate
    Plan, inquire into and draw conclusions about
    Justify
    Support an argument or conclusion
    Outline
    Sketch in general terms; indicate the main features of
    Predict
    Suggest what may happen based on available information
    Propose
    Put forward (for example a point of view, idea, argument, suggestion) for consideration or action
    Recall
    Present remembered ideas, facts or experiences
    Recommend
    Provide reasons in favour
    Recount
    Retell a series of events
    Summarise
    Express, concisely, the relevant details
    Synthesise
    Putting together various elements to make a whole

    http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au..._keywords.html
    Last edited by snapperhead; 12 Nov 2006 at 1:59 PM.
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