Clearly a distinction level essay

I’ve just got the feedback on my final piece of coursework, and it’s better than I expected:

A well written description of TrpM8 function in cold sensation. It is written clearly and in the context of experimental evidence. Some additional figures to summarise the results discussed would have been helpful.

The choice of papers demonstrates a clear understanding of the field and were a coherent choice. The candidate also extends their discussion on the significance of the findings through the citing of other works. This is clearly a distinction level essay. However, a further discussion linking the experiments of each paper and clarifying each of the results in terms of how they answer the questions asked would have made the essay better.

Suggested mark 74%

Second marker. I concur. 74%

I posted the essay in 4 parts, in late February and early March. Here it is again:


  1. #1 Ian
    April 15, 2008

    Way to go, Mo!

    BTW, that picture under your profile – is that you or the once and future Prince (as he was formerly known and will be again!)?

  2. #2 Mo
    April 15, 2008

    Thanks Ian.

    The profile pic is a caricature of me as a 4-year-old, by Bahgat Osman, a close friend of my father’s. Osman was Egypt’s leading political cartoonist for most of the latter part of the 20th century.

  3. #3 Wesley
    April 15, 2008

    Awesome! For those who arent used to the British system, a 74% is excellent. 70+ is usually reserved for extraordinary papers.

  4. #4 carolyn13
    April 16, 2008


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