With the board examinations kicking off this week, the emotions and parents’ expectations are running extremely high among the students. The past few years have shown that the number of students scoring above 90% marks has shot up immensely. This puts all the more pressure on the students to perform out of their skin and not end up lagging behind.
While you may have covered the entire syllabus more than once, the final marks you fetch highly depend upon the way you write your answers in the exams. Same content, written in an effective manner, can fetch you better marks than otherwise.
Here are some of the best practices which would help you write a splendid answer –
There is always enough time
The most common mistake made by the students is rushing into the answer. You must understand that there is always enough time to read the question carefully, frame an answer in your mind and then pen it down.
Each word in the question is important
We can’t possibly stress this point enough! A single word can change the entire meaning of the question. Make sure you read the question completely and carefully. Many questions may also comprise of multiple parts. You must ensure that your answer covers all the parts without overlooking any, since all the parts would hold certain weightage.
Examples hold the key
While framing an answer where it is possible for you to put forward examples, make sure you do so. Giving examples highlights a clear understanding of the concept on the part of the students. More often than not, the examiner ends up giving bonus marks for the answers which have examples in them.
Good handwriting is the winner
Nothing pleases the examiner more than an answer written in beautiful handwriting. We aren’t asking you to practice calligraphy before the exams, but the least you can do to fetch good grades is to write in a legible manner that is pleasing to the eyes. Also, if you have to strike out a word, make sure you strike it out with just a single line. Making multiple lines over it not only wastes your time, it also leaves the answer sheet in an undesirable mess.
Be to be point
Most students have a habit of writing vague answer as they get carried away while writing. This can be detrimental to your result. While staying inside the given word limit, you must ensure that your answer is apt and clearly presents the information which is asked in the question. A vague story like answer can easily irritate the examiner and can impact your overall marks.
We hope these pointers would help you in the long run much beyond your board exams as well. If you have any other suggestion that you would want to share with others, do leave it in the comment section below.