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Hi, so I was wondering what criterion G for history EEs meant:

 

Use of language appropriate to the subject and historical terminology. 

 

Does this mean that you need to use history jargon like the words intentionalist, determinist etc... because that won't be entirely relevant to my EE. Or is it more about writing clearly and fluently?

 

Thank you!!

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criterion G from the general guidelines states:

0 The language used is inaccurate and unclear. There is no effective use of terminology appropriate to the subject

1 The language used sometimes communicates clearly but does not do so consistently. The use of terminology appropriate to the subject is only partly accurate.

2 The language used for the most part communicates clearly. The use of terminology appropriate to the subject is usually accurate.

3 The language used communicates clearly. The use of terminology appropriate to the subject is accurate, although there may be occasional lapses. 

4 The language used communicates clearly and precisely. Terminology appropriate to the subject is used accurately, with skill and understanding.

 

So, it means both. You must be able to write in a way that effectively communicates your ideas and use correct terms where needed. 

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To score well in this criteria, make sure your essay is coherent and concise - that adds to the communication part. Use god language, if you think your vocab isn't that great, you can always use a thesaurus. Wherever possible, use the subject-related terms rather than generic terms (basically, use history jargons!). You can even define some terms - besides adding to your word count, it makes your essay seem better.

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On 6/3/2016 at 11:13 PM, Sandy said:

To score well in this criteria, make sure your essay is coherent and concise - that adds to the communication part. Use god language, if you think your vocab isn't that great, you can always use a thesaurus. Wherever possible, use the subject-related terms rather than generic terms (basically, use history jargons!). You can even define some terms - besides adding to your word count, it makes your essay seem better.

Thanks for your reply! But what do you mean by history jargon? In my essay, using terms like 'intentionalist view' isn't appropriate

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History jargon is basically the 'fancy' history terms. If there's a term for it, use it. (The goal is to sound like you know what you are talking about in .) So, if you are talking about what Richard Pipes has to say about the Russian Revolution you would acknowledge he is a traditionalist. 

Chances are if you are writing academically you are doing a respectable job with criterion G. 

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