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Improving your HSC Extended Response Answer (Section IV)

Purpose of the Extended Response Question:

The Extended Response question is included in the HSC for Business Studies in order to assess a student's ability to:


There is no set format for this question; two clear styles are commonly used.

  1. The traditional style: there are no headings although there is a logical sequence. This style is familiar to students and allows a logical flow of an argument.

  2. The answer that incorporates headings and some variety in the way information is presented. This style enables a student to better deconstruct the question and therefore ensure that all parts are answered. This format is also easier for markers to follow. In this style there may only be four major headings including an introduction and conclusion. Diagrams and tables etc may be incorporated.

Examiner's checklist of a quality answer:



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