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Write ‘Til You’re Right

It’s approaching final exam season, so let’s talk essay exam tips.  In life, many people say “less is more.” But not when you’re answering essay questions.

Let’s take a look inside the grading process. On a multiple choice or short answer test, you start with 100% and lose points with each question that you miss. You might even say that instead of grading, the professor is “downgrading” your exam. On an essay test, on the other hand, you’re starting at zero, and you can only earn points by putting ink on paper. Every piece of relevant information that you provide adds to the value of your answer and ultimately your grade. Read more