Master the art of perfect presentation

EXAM TIPS

Master the art of perfect presentation

Semester exams are here again. You have studied well and are well prepared to write your exams. Content sure counts, but so does presentation. And this is precisely where most students falter. So, here are a few tips on how best to make an impr-ession.

*Enter the examination hall with a cool frame of mind. Anxiety mars analytical abilities, forcing you to make silly mistakes. Take a few minutes to read the question paper.

Decide which ques-tions can be answered best by you and start writing only after you have finished this selection process.

*Neat and legible handwriting isn’t retro. It simply can’t be bypassed. Remember, valuators have to read and evaluate scores of answer sheets everyday. Write shabbily and you’ll find even sensible answers gar-nering low marks. Clarity must never be compromised. Ensure you don’t use either red or green ink in your paper.

*Question papers contain questions carrying marks of varying weights. Answer each set of questions sep-arately. When in doubt about the aptness of an answer, leave a few lines blank for that particular answer and proceed to the next one. Return to it when you’ve thought of the right answer. Don’t start the answer to a question requiring you to answer it in many sentences at the very end of the page. Begin from the next page to avoid turning of the page back and forth for reading it.

*In the absence of printed margins, leave enough space on all four sides of the answer sheet.

*Double check the question numbers you have ment-ioned in the margin. Speed and tension often result in your mentioning the wrong numbers, costing you precious marks. Be sure to mention the main and sub-question numbers legibly. Try and avoid jumbling the order of questions.

*Double check your answers before submitting your answer sheet. Allot at least five minutes for the purpose. Make corrections with the same pen you’ve used for writing the answers.

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