evalforum UP Help Not specific enough?

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    DanielleS
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    Hey there, I’m not too sure how to mark this UP – “Since the astronauts can’t return to earth because of the changes their bodies will go through. They have to be able to survive long term. How might we ensure there are enough essentials to stay alive while colonising Mars in 2042 and beyond? ” The word ‘ensure’ throws me off a bit, as well as essentials – perhaps a bit broad? But also it’s a junior team so just want to make sure I’m not being too harsh! Thanks 🙂

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    RobynB
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    Sorry I’m a bit late – I’ve been away. It doesn’t have a purpose, so it can’t score above 3-3 for focus and adequacy. Ensure is an absolute verb, but it works in this case, because you do need to ensure their survival – I can’t think of a less absolute verb that would work. I agree re ‘essentials’ – it’s very broad. I’d suggest to them that they need to be more specific in their KVP. You need to write a purpose (base it on their solutions) and mark to that. I found that with the new scoresheet when I wanted to rewrite a UP to show them what to do I scrolled to the bottom of the sheet and wrote it there. Make sure you point out in the comments that that’s what you’ve done.

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    HamishL
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    Its amazing the amount of teams who think the 75 year olds are being sent to Mars with nothing but hatchets and loincloths.

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    RobynB
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    That’s for sure! The number of times I’ve written – they wouldn’t send the astronauts if they hadn’t dealt with that….like ‘They’re going to run out of oxyegen’ ‘They’ll get sick and there’ll be noone to help them’ argh!!!

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