The Comparative Evaluation Question (U/E). Revision. Quiz. How many marks is this question worth? Should you pick up on techniques the authors have used? How many points of disagreement/agreement should you aim to make? Should you quote in your answer?
Consider the attitude displayed by each writer to the value of competitive sport.
Referring to important ideas in the passages, identify the key areas on which theyagree.
You may answer this question in continuous prose or in a series of developedbullet points.
Tip: read through both passages and note down areas of agreement. It can help to summarise points made in the passages side by side. E.g.
Passage 1 Passage 2
Passage 1 (M Morpurgo) states that there is a divide in society between those who love books and those who ignore them, and that this divide is detrimental to literacy and culture; passage 2 (A. Horowitz) is not worried about who is reading what, when, and feels that ‘forcing’ children to read can be equally detrimental.