Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Exam Preparation Tip No. 28


  1. Make sure that you have the correct exam paper.
  2. Read the whole exam paper carefully before you start writing the answers.
  3. Plan carefully so that you complete the required number of questions within the prescribed time.
  4. 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.
  5. Read the question carefully and underline the verbs. The verbs tell you exactly what is expected of you.
  6. Number the questions correctly and exactly as in the paper.
  7. Plan roughly the structure of your answer before you start writing.
  8. Read the instructions on the paper carefully and attentively.
  9. Leave rows open between questions and always start each new section on a new page.
  10. If time allows, read your answers to check whether they are correct.
  11. Write clearly and legibly.
  12. Do not panic, enjoy the challenge and the opportunity it offers you to test your knowledge.
  13. 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.
  14. Remember that the quality of the answers be marked as a whole and not just the number of facts.
  15. In most of the questions you will be expected to apply your knowledge.
  16. 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.
  17. Before submitting your paper, make sure you have crossed out all the rough work or questions you do not want to be marked. 
  18. Make sure all your answer books/addendums/appendices are submitted.

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