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The candidate is expected to write a short essay in answer to these questions. The scripts are then marked by the examiner, who awards marks generally in one of two ways. He may prepare a detailed marking scheme awarding marks for specific aspects of the answer; this method is generally termed analytical marking. Or he may award what he considers to be the appropriate marks after reading through the question, without making any detailed analysis. This method is generally termed impression marking. Impression marking is quicker, and some examiners view it with suspicion. But in some subjects, such as English composition, it produces results which are almost as consistent as analytical marking, and in view of the time saved, it would seem to be more practical in these subjects than the analytical method.