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Short answer & essay questions

The following are important points to remember when answering short answer and essay questions.

  • Read and analyse the question
  • Underline key words
  • Recall what you know about the topic
  • Select from this the facts that are relevant to the question
  • Jot down initial ideas
  • Organise these ideas into a logical order
  • Begin writing your answer
  • Keep to your time allocation
  • If you are running out of time, finish the question using dot points


Multiple choice questions



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