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    First of all, those biology exams are killer. I can't seem to be getting the core practical questions right (for unit 1). I understand that it's largely the procedure which you're describing, but are there any tips for how to answer these questions properly?

    While I am revising, my exam technique clearly isn't the greatest since I'm averaging Bs on past papers and would really like to get As instead. Not sure if it's just me but you pretty much have to cram everything you know when answering a 4 marker or above since a lot are QWC. :sad: So besides tips on answering the core practical questions, are there perhaps any other tips for answering exam questions in general? The exam is in 10 days and I have a really bad feeling about pretty much everything. /wrist
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    (Original post by evenstar95)
    First of all, those biology exams are killer. I can't seem to be getting the core practical questions right (for unit 1). I understand that it's largely the procedure which you're describing, but are there any tips for how to answer these questions properly?

    While I am revising, my exam technique clearly isn't the greatest since I'm averaging Bs on past papers and would really like to get As instead. Not sure if it's just me but you pretty much have to cram everything you know when answering a 4 marker or above since a lot are QWC. :sad: So besides tips on answering the core practical questions, are there perhaps any other tips for answering exam questions in general? The exam is in 10 days and I have a really bad feeling about pretty much everything. /wrist
    There's always a mark for explaining that you keep particular variables the same, and repeating the experiment until you got concordant results. Use values that you used in your actual experiment, like 'measure 5ml of DCPIP' or 'Pepsin' or whatever you did. You can really bulletpoint if it makes you answer the questions better but as long as it's in a logical order, and makes sense in full sentences, you can still get all the marks.
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    (Original post by Mollymod)
    There's always a mark for explaining that you keep particular variables the same, and repeating the experiment until you got concordant results. Use values that you used in your actual experiment, like 'measure 5ml of DCPIP' or 'Pepsin' or whatever you did. You can really bulletpoint if it makes you answer the questions better but as long as it's in a logical order, and makes sense in full sentences, you can still get all the marks.
    Awesome, just what I needed. Thanks.
 
 
 
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