My handwriting has never been that great, but it gets awful in English and history exams, I guess because you have to write non-stop, but i don't know what to do?
It's not even because i'm writing very fast, even when I write slowly i still can't make it neat.
I lost some marks in my English mock because they thought i'd spelt words wrong when i hadn't.
In addition, does anyone else kind of lose control over your hand when you're writing, i can't explain it but its like my brain is telling my hand to write something but it won't. I'm fine at spelling but i will literally spell simple words wrong because my hand just writes them wrong (in my history mock it took me 5 attempts to spell "filth" and i always write things like "bothe" or "withe"). Or sometimes i spell it right but i wrote the letters so horribly that even I can't read it.
This is only really a problem for history and English, because i struggle so much with timing i can't afford to waste time crossing out every other word.
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Tips for handwriting in essay exams?? watch
- Thread Starter
- 21-02-2018 21:15
- 21-02-2018 21:26
I don't have any tips since I do the exact same so you're not alone in your struggles! I can't afford to slow down in an exam because even at the speed I write at, I always run out of time! In my History prelim I spelt 'with' wrong like twice because I couldn't even stop to think. It's so frustrating!
- 21-02-2018 21:28
Normally I just write as fast as I can regardless of how it looks just to get it all down. Then if I have time I tend to go back and just check over and edit any words that look like I've written in another language or have lost use of my arm, or both. It's better to get it all down and lose a few marks for spelling than to miss things out and lose significant marks. You can also practice past paper questions within time limits to work on your writing.