How to Answer Questions 1
My Politics and Law teacher always said that
The most important thing in Year 11 is not the content, but that you learn how to answer the question.
So I thought I would share his advice. I know these tips may seem like just common sense, but not many people actually apply them.
• Show all your working. Questions worth more than 2 marks need workings to be awarded full marks.
• Show your working clearly and neatly. A friend answered a question correctly, but it was all over the page and the teacher could not decipher it, receiving 0 out of 6 marks.
• Even if you can’t work out how to do the question, try it. You may get some marks for your working.
• List all your variables, and write the equation you will use before substituting. Again, this may earn you some marks when you don’t have a clue.
• Make sure your units are correct, and your answer is to the correct degree of accuracy (significant figures, decimal points).
• Underline your final answer and make it obvious to the marker.
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