Because critically evaluating evidence in order to produce a reasoned argument and sound conclusion is the key focus of any research paper, Criterion C has the most marks allocated to it.
There are three key strands that you should address in Criterion C:
All research materials must be relevant to answering the research question.
The research findings must be effectively analyzed in order to produce a reasoned argument.
The analyses must be supported by relevant evidence.
You must develop a coherent and well-reasoned argument that is supported by the evidence presented.
You should provide a critical evaluation of source material.
YOUR CONCLUSION MUST ANSWER THE RESEARCH QUESTION!
The conclusion should reiterate your key findings and main points developed in the body of the essay and provide a resolution to your research question.
Recommended word count for the conclusion: 350-450 words.
When writing your conclusion, you should: