Short-answer exam questions generally require you to remember and reproduce knowledge, eg define the term fuzzy logic you may also be required to demonstrate read and analyse the question carefully to analyse and interpret the question accurately requires a good knowledge of the meaning of direction words. Answering essay questions made easier instructors frequently remark that a major reason that students don't receive higher grades on essay exams is because they do not follow directions even when these directions are included in the question these instructors add that many students don't seem to know how to. How should i read my essay questions the first step you will need to do is to read the question carefully very carefully this determines how well you answer the question remember, if you misread a tiny bit of the question, you may end up having your entire essay pointing to a wrong direction and that's. Exam strategies: how to tackle exam questions i quantitative questions 1 understand the problem: determine what you are supposed to find, what you need to find it, and what the unknown is consider whether drawing a sketch will help also – note each part of the question not answering each part is an easy way to. Multiple choice questions are composed of one question (stem) with multiple possible answers (choices), including the correct answer and several incorrect answers essay questions provide a complex prompt that requires written responses, which can vary in length from a couple of paragraphs to many pages like short.
Question iv - 60 minutes 3 please read all questions carefully and make sure you understand the facts before you begin answering write legibly and be as write a concise essay, making use, where appropriate, of materials covered in this course, explaining strict instructions from my boss, lady. Write down all the information you have had to memorize for the exam in note form read the questions and instructions carefully read over all the questions on the exam if you simply answer each question as you encounter it, you may give certain information or evidence to one question that is more suitable for another. Make sure you read the essay question in its entirety, and follow the directions some essay questions could have multiple components, so you'll want to ensure that you've answered them completely for example, your professor might ask you to “explain the health benefits of practicing yoga” or he/she.
Looking at the essay question in close detail will help you to identify the topic and 'directive words' (dhann, 2001), which instruct you how to answer the illustrate, a similar instruction to 'explain' whereby you are asked to show the workings of something, making use of definite examples and statistics if appropriate to add. An essay is an independent text answering a certain question the question can be descriptive (through which evolutions did finland enter the european union what are the characteristics of tocqueville's thought on democracy)) or more analytical (a comparison of swedish and finnish neutrality during the cold war. Essay question book instructions below are instructions which appear on the essay question books distributed during the pa bar examination the instructions are provided on the site so that bar exam applicants may familiarize themselves with the proper methods for answering essay questions prior to the date of the.
With the written language this type of test question can have positive results if you are familiar with several stages of the writing process stage one: be familiar with direction terms used in essay questions define explain the meaning and (often) provide an appropriate example or two list/enumerate/ identify/outline. Word or short phrase to answer a question or complete a statement 2 subjective or essay items which permit the student to organize and present an original answer objective items include: ○ multiple choice ○ true-false ○ matching ○ completion subjective items include: ○ short-answer essay ○ extended- response. Answer however, requiring students to compose a response is not the only characteristic of an effective essay question there are assessment items other than essay questions that require students to construct in the test question in this case, the directive verb provides students with clear directions for their responses.
Instruction verbs in essay questions account for relationship between the parts question the information argue put the case for or in your answer key words in the title underline the key words or phrases in your question use the context around each key word to help you understand what is required, for example. Practise by writing answers under exam conditions this means planning an answer, and writing it out within a timeframe when answering essay questions in the exam: read the question carefully and analyse it so that you're sure you understand what it means brainstorm ideas and plan your answer you could try using.