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Exam Writing Tips 1) Do NOT write an exam in order There seems to be a misconception among many students that the questions on an exam are ordered from easy to hard. In fact, many exams I have written as both a student and a teacher had the easy questions at the very end. Many topics are covered in a course and some students find some topics easy while others find other topics easy. You should in general start with the questions you find the easiest, no matter where they appear in an exam. This will guarantee you some marks and you can then focus your energy on topics you find more difficult without interruption. You will also develop momentum and solving some problems may clue you in on how to solve more challenging problems. 2) Do NOT spend too much time on a specific question Many students have failed an exam because they spent 30 minutes trying to figure out what they were doing on one question. Remember that you have a time limit for your exam. Time wasted on trying to figure out one question could be better spent actually doing another question and getting marks. In general, if you can’t figure out a question in 5 minutes, just skip it. The marks you will lose trying to solve it is just not worth it. 3) Take time to double check while doing a question Often, the reason a student does poorly on an exam is not because they do not know the material, but because they make an incorrect calculation and use it for
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