Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'm worried, I may be overcomplicating my answers. Normally when I write an answer, I worry that I've misphrased a sentence, and I have to further explain a point, and it takes far too long for me to get to the point. Yet when I look at exemplar answers, they have a finely tuned structure, get to the point early on and though they tend to have less writing than me and get directly to the point.

    But I worry that if I get directly to the point, then I will miss out on marks by not having a detailed answer. Can anyone give me some advice for this?
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Plan your answers. On a piece of scrap, write bullet points for the things you want to say and then construct your answer around the plan. Practice makes perfect!

    Good luck!
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Are these long essay-style answers? If so, it's best practice to get to the point straight away by stating your argument, and the evidence you will analyse to support it, in your introduction paragraph.

    There's that common refrain, something like, 'tell them what you're going to tell them (introduction paragraph), tell them (analysis of evidence/case studies), then tell them what you've told them (conclusion)'

    Doing this in your answers sets up a clear structure from the beginning, making it obvious to the marker and easier for them to follow.

    As a general rule, always think simplicity with answers - you need to be able to explain even complex ideas succinctly and simply.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Antifazian)
    Are these long essay-style answers? If so, it's best practice to get to the point straight away by stating your argument, and the evidence you will analyse to support it, in your introduction paragraph.

    There's that common refrain, something like, 'tell them what you're going to tell them (introduction paragraph), tell them (analysis of evidence/case studies), then tell them what you've told them (conclusion)'

    Doing this in your answers sets up a clear structure from the beginning, making it obvious to the marker and easier for them to follow.

    As a general rule, always think simplicity with answers - you need to be able to explain even complex ideas succinctly and simply.
    what are the likely topics
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Antifazian)
    Are these long essay-style answers? If so, it's best practice to get to the point straight away by stating your argument, and the evidence you will analyse to support it, in your introduction paragraph.

    There's that common refrain, something like, 'tell them what you're going to tell them (introduction paragraph), tell them (analysis of evidence/case studies), then tell them what you've told them (conclusion)'

    Doing this in your answers sets up a clear structure from the beginning, making it obvious to the marker and easier for them to follow.

    As a general rule, always think simplicity with answers - you need to be able to explain even complex ideas succinctly and simply.
    Dont tell em dont tell em you dont even dont tell em you dont even you dont even gotta tell em
    LOL sorry...I couldnt stop myself
 
 
 

1,075

students online now

800,000+

Exam discussions

Find your exam discussion here

Poll
Should universities take a stronger line on drugs?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.