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Unformatted text preview: 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 streams of information that demonstrate their capacity for memorization but fail to develop any kind of...
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2010 for the course ENGLISH ENG100H1S taught by Professor Prof during the Spring '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.
- Spring '10