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It doesn't have to be neat...just readable.Doing joined up writing usually slows it down,try the letters seperated and gripping the pen at different angles.
joined up speeds things up loooads!! means you dont have to take your pen off the paper, and then back on for every damn letter!
They don't just test on your knowledge (which should be the sole purpose), but also your writing speed, neatness, luck and other elements that just make exams unreliable and invalid!
And to be honest, you probably write the same as others.. I wrote 15 pages in my exam the other day whereas my other friends wrote about 10. But then my writing gets bigger and bigger and i can only get like 5 words per line..
Maybe it'd be better to learn how to write succintly (if you don't already!) with the writing you have - don't worry about how many pages or whatever, a friend of mine used to write reams and reams and it really doesn't make much different!
No but your speed is restricted!
I also agree with style pens (rolllerballs!), one with flowing ink and a smooth feel so that it doesn't hurt between your fingers.
I also find writing at an angle joined up much quicker to write, rather than straight up blocked lettering.
Many years has seen my writing change to pretty much everything in the book, but my 'exam handwriting' just about passes the legibility test - and is joined up (faster, if you can do it right) and even if all the letters don't fit with the "big letters twice the height of the small ones" rule of bubble writing, it is legible.
Weirdly, practice makes perfect.
I'd always go for rollerballs. Ink pens scratch on the page. But whatever suits you most.
print takes me forever
I hate the style of exams now days (or if it was always like this...). They don't just test on your knowledge (which should be the sole purpose), but also your writing speed, neatness, luck and other elements that just make exams unreliable and invalid!
An examiner is much more likely to like you if you have nice, neat, easy to read handwriting, rather than somekind of scrawl like mine! lol
I write (and read) slow enough that I qualified for extra time at A-Level... I still barely ever finished an essay paper.
How do you do that?
I usually write a lot less than anyone else I know, and finish the exam a lot quicker, but usually get higher marks. For one of my exams in 2nd year I left the exam hall 15 minutes before my friend, wrote literally half as many pages as he did and ended up getting a (much) higher mark. it's not all about writing loads if what you're writing is actually good.
Write smaller and with less force. Also ball point as opposed to like foundation pen.
I have too ways of writing, quick and messy and slow and neat, so I find it hard to write everything in time during an exam. Trying to be concise and practising at home would probably help, although I’m not one to talk. You’ll might even lose marks for rambling (as those who wrote like 10 pages may have), I know I would.