MULTIPLE CHOICE AND ESSAY EXAMS
Essay-Style Exam Writing
Focus, strategy, and timing are keys elements in effective exam essay writing. You need to pay close attention to what the questions are asking, and you need to plan your answers. In most respects, an exam essay is like a term paper: it should be direct, focused, organised, and well supported. Furthermore, contrary to popular belief among students, grammar, clarity, proper punctuation and correct word choice all still count. You should avoid repetition, be coherent, and be concise. Of course, this is all much easier said than done, but the following steps should help you develop a process that allows you to write your best exam essay.