In an extended response question, you will be given a topic or a question and be given specific instructions on how to respond. Knowing what the question is asking for, and knowing how to structure your response, is crucial to obtaining the best results.
WHAT IS AN EXTENDED RESPONSE?
UNDERSTANDING THE QUESTION ...
KEY WORDS TO LOOK OUT FOR
A FEW KEY TERMS
ANALYSE: Examine to explain meaning, relationships, similarities or differences
ASSESS: Determine the value or significance
COMPARE: Examine and note similarities
DISCUSS: Examine by argument, considering for and against
CONSIDER: Judge and come to an opinion
Topic sentence - The very first sentence that clearly states what you are going to be arguing in the paragraph.
Explanation sentence - provides a detailed explanation of what your topic sentence means, or the main points that your sources will focus on. This usually means provided details about a historical person, location or event.
Application - Apply your knowledge to a scenario, and be specific.
Link - The final thing to do when structuring extended response answers is to link the paragraph with the next paragraph or back to the question.