Theme 3: Data Commentary Checklist
· a single paragraph? (-1 if not)
· 1st sentence: TOPIC sentence: with referring to the table or figure and telling what it presents? (-1 if not included or badly written, -0.5 if included but some language problem, still readable)
· 2nd Sentence: TREND or something that STANDS OUT (or starting with the biggest percentage to the smallest.)
· Did you use both FRACTIONS and PERCENTAGES? (-1 if only fractions or only percentages)
· All sentences start with a CAPITAL LETTER and end with a FULL STOP? (-0.5 for every two mistakes)
· All sentences have a VERB in the right tense? (-0.5 for every mistake)
· Did you use a CONNECTOR (while, whereas) once or twice in a suitable position? (-0.5 if not used at all or used in a wrong way, e.g. full stop between the two connected sentences).
· -1 for each missing information not included, or incomprehensible sentence.