Assessors note the declared circumstances under which the written work
was done, and access it accordingly. Different standards of content and
presentation are expected from an honours thesis, a weekly essay, or a
piece written under exam conditions. Taking these differences into
account, assessors look for signs of good basic knowledge,
understanding of problems, powers of analysis and expression, and
ability to construct a coherent train of thought, to deploy evidence,
and to shape an argument. The quality of English expression and of
presentation may also be part of the assessment, according to the
circumstances under which the work was done. There is no necessary
expectation that the subject matter of the written work should be close
to the proposed thesis topic.
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