ALARM stands for “A Learning And Responding Matrix”
It is a very helpful scaffold that provides a framework for learning, breaking down of tasks, feedback and reflection for students and teachers. Students can use this technique to help with their abilities in writing extended written responses for assessment tasks and in examination questions
One emphasis of ALARM is empowering students to identify the Board of Studies key words. By understanding the key words, students will then know what is expected of them in their answers and how much detail is required for full marks.
This is one poster that I give to every one of my students to use throughout the HSC course. It also works across other subjects and has been shown to improve students writing abilities.