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Guide to exam technique

This document provides students with advice about how to tackle exam questions.

Knowing HOW to answer a question is just as important as knowing WHAT to write in an answer. Subject knowledge is just half of what it takes to get a good result in examinations.

This guide discusses:

  • Command words.
  • How to approach the paper.
  • Tips for writing answers.
  • How to make longer questions easier.
  • How to make relevant points.
  • Structuring extended answers.
  • Assessment objectives.

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