I forget to answer the entire question in exams

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rsen1324
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I've noticed whilst doing past papers that I sometimes forget to answer the entire question. For example if a question is long and asks to calculate AND explain something, I'll only do the calculation and move on. This ends up costing quite a lot of marks, for a stupid reason. Any tips on how to prevent this?
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(Original post by rsen1324)
I've noticed whilst doing past papers that I sometimes forget to answer the entire question. For example if a question is long and asks to calculate AND explain something, I'll only do the calculation and move on. This ends up costing quite a lot of marks, for a stupid reason. Any tips on how to prevent this?
Highlight key words and read the question through again before moving on.
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Stop doing it? It doesn't sound a huge brain scratcher of a problem and it's already identified.

Generally for bigger questions ill scribble up a small schedule/checklist of bullet points of how I will present my answer.
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Perhaps look at the parts of a question e.g. 1a, 4h, 3d, 6b on the side (there should be one right next to the questions) and tick them off when you answer it? I used to circle them if I was unsure of my answer or just wanted to answer it later on so maybe doing the opposite will help you keep track of what you've done?
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(Original post by coco:))
Perhaps look at the parts of a question e.g. 1a, 4h, 3d, 6b on the side (there should be one right next to the questions) and tick them off when you answer it? I used to circle them if I was unsure of my answer or just wanted to answer it later on so maybe doing the opposite will help you keep track of what you've done?
PRSOM.

I also recall the very back page of my actual GCSE Chemistry paper having a 6 mark Q on it. So ensure you go keep on turning your pages and answering the Qs until you see "End of Question Paper" or words similar to this effect.

Perhaps it may also be useful to understand Q words such as calculate, explain, identify which may help you to determine how long to spend on Qs and also improve your exam technique.

Muttley79 has also given some great advice I would also recommend trying.

Best wishes.
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learn from it and move on
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