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  The UVic Writer's Guide Writing Exam Essays Bereft of the luxury of revision, students often lose control of their writing skills during examinations.  Writing an exam essay is essentially a two-part process: outline and first draft. There is no time for  rewriting, so it is incumbent upon the student to make that first draft as coherent as possible under the  circumstances. Because the student has a limited amount of time and only a nervous and fallible memory to work with,  instructors are much more lenient on exam essays than they would be on papers written at home.  However, the principles of organization that govern any piece of written work still operate in an exam. You  must still develop a  thesis  and stick to it. Some students panic in exam situations and produce garbled 
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