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Prioritisation Task 2
You are about to embark on an eight hour drive with your three young children in order to visit your aunt, who lives in the countryside. Choose 5 of the 10 items to take with you on your journey
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Average Candidate Response
- Many students often feel pressured into providing instant answers and don’t use the time provided to assess the options available before providing a response. This often leads to hesitation and pauses between sentences and selection of subsequent tasks. Additionally, a lack of planning may cause candidates to change their prioritisation order half way through the task.
- Additionally, whilst this case states the need to prioritise the tasks, many students will stop at this alone. It is essential to not only prioritise, but also justify each prioritisation.
Excellent Candidate Response
‘BlackStone Tutors 5 Step Approach to Prioritisation Tasks’
- Review the options available
- Identify your 5 preferred items/the ideal order to complete the tasks
- Explain why you have chosen these options/this order (making your explanations as specific as possible to the task, eg. Why some tasks are ranked highly)
- Explain why you did not choose the other options/why they are ranked lower
- Possible further mentions:
Alternatively, if the task were based in ………….I would prioritise taking……….