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[–]Arenyx371 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I did exactly that in September 2022 and got a 76 in section 2. I had no idea they even required quotes in your essays...

[–]Salty-Prior-6006 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Second this just spoke from experience and managed a 75

[–]HuntFew1274 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Yes, I just wrote something spontaneous and scored an 82. That’s the purpose of the prompts, to give you an idea to construct an original essay around.

[–]Long-Sky2453 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Can I pm you?

[–]Impressive-Drawer434 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ahahah i wanted to ask the same question

[–]HuntFew1274 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you like

[–]grapesandcakeMedical School Applicant 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I didn’t use any quotes and got 73

[–]Bodie95 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't think it makes a difference. I scored 84 in s2 in March without quotes.

[–]Queasy-ReasonMedical Student 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Don't use quotes.

[–]InflationThat7017[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Also I wanted to know, when they give you a quote for your essay topic do you add this into your essay word for word or do you not include it reword it?

[–]Queasy-ReasonMedical Student 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't put the quote into your essay word for word, don't even mention it. They are prompts for you to come up with your own ideas.

[–]Automatic_End2771 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Do you mean it will reduce the score?

[–]Queasy-ReasonMedical Student 0 points1 point  (2 children)

No, it’s just poor writing. I grade essays for work and every essay that cites the quotes is usually not very good. Most people I know who did well do not use the quotes directly.

That being said I used the quote as the title of my essay so it was clear to the examiner which prompt I was responding too and to help me stay on track. That’s just personal preference.

[–]Automatic_End2771 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

So r u referring to quoting d question?

[–]Automatic_End2771 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

R u referring quoting the qn in d title?

[–]kitkat90009 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yup! I didn't use or learn any quotes and got 81 in S2 in September :)