- Make sure that you have the correct exam paper.
- Read the whole exam paper carefully before you start writing the answers.
- Plan carefully so that you complete the required number of questions within the prescribed time.
- Study the instructions carefully so you know exactly how many questions you should choose. You may be required to choose between questions, but often also inside the questions themselves.
- Read the question carefully and underline the verbs. The verbs tell you exactly what is expected of you.
- Number the questions correctly and exactly as in the paper.
- Plan roughly the structure of your answer before you start writing.
- Read the instructions on the paper carefully and attentively.
- Leave rows open between questions and always start each new section on a new page.
- If time allows, read your answers to check whether they are correct.
- Write clearly and legibly.
- Do not panic, enjoy the challenge and the opportunity it offers you to test your knowledge.
- Always write as much as possible. In most cases, you will have to give more than one fact for one mark; you will have to write more.
- Remember that the quality of the answers be marked as a whole and not just the number of facts.
- In most of the questions you will be expected to apply your knowledge.
- Answer the questions in the required format, e.g. In the form of an essay, a program, a review, an interview, a letter, a calculation etc.
- Before submitting your paper, make sure you have crossed out all the rough work or questions you do not want to be marked.
- Make sure all your answer books/addendums/appendices are submitted.
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Exam Preparation Tip No. 28
INVALUABLE TIPS WHEN WRITING THE EXAM