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    If you're doing a subject that isn't an essay subject, just don't bother with prose. Write in bullet points and just get down the key info, don't bother rewriting the question in your answer and stuff like that

    Time management is your issue; you wouldn't get extra time solely on that basis, I'm afraid. Past papers would probably help ensure your timing is better (or at least gives you an idea)

    As far as I know, you can't get extra time just for slow writing. There would need to be a reason for slow writing, such as arthritis, or dyslexia/similar conditions. You would also need proof that this is the case, from a doctor, or a diagnostic report. I have dyslexia and dyspraxia so have extra time and a laptop in exams, and had to go through quite a long process to get these.

    My best piece of advice would be to plan. Make sure you know what you're writing so you don't have to think while you're writing, and if you list the key points you need to remember, you can plan out how long you will need to spend on each point to make sure you're going into the right amount of detail. Read the question carefully as well to make sure you are answering only what you need to answer, and not putting too much in. Keep it to the point, don't just dump information in that may be relevant for the sake of it. It may also help to highlight or underline the key words in the question so you can look at it and make sure you are sticking to the point all the time.
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    (Original post by animeamanda1412)
    i swear you're a kpop fan?!
    traitor ಠ_ಠ
    well did i make a thread about kpop or about my exams?
    Shut up then...

    Yeah I had this issue with ALL of my exams just gone. I write slowly because if I write fast I worry my writing will be un-readabe :/ plus I like to think each paragraph through properly. I was majorly annoyed with two papers as I had tons more to say but literally ran out of time and had to rush the conclusions.
    I think what I may start doing is to START the paper with the generally bigger and therefore more important and mark heavy essay questions, and go backwards, that way if you do run out of time, it's easier to rush a 10 or 5 marks question than it is to rush a 45 mark question.
    Meh, This is also my first time doign written exams in about 8 years (mature student) so also was dealing hand bruising from the pen XD
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