It is often said that a thing can create a good impression by its representation. The same is with the writing technique. It is a significant area for exam preparing students to enhance it.
A candidate is expected to give the best answer from his side. Examiners usually do not know whose paper they are checking, but by a good presentation of answers, they can assume and predict that the student is well versed with the topics and has good knowledge about them. Answer writing can make a student’s image positive or negative in the mind of the examiner.
A candidate must work on how to make his answer different and unique from the others. Answer writing technique is nothing but the portrayal of clear vision and thoughts. There are no hard and fast rules that can make a person good, better, or best in answer writing. It is one’s own capability and sincere efforts. But a few essentials can certainly help. Let us have a look.
10 Best Answer Writing Tips for Law Exams
There are some simple and natural methods to develop a good answer writing technique in law exams. You do not need any external source for it. It can be achieved only by your dedication and working in the right direction. Some methods are as follows:
1. More Reading.
The first and foremost method is to read more. The more you read, the more you get acquainted with the right words and vocabulary. When you read, you grasp and memorise so many words with their usage in a sentence. And when you know more words, you can write your thoughts quickly.
2. Practice Writing Daily.
If you are preparing for any examination, remember one thing: the more you practice with your weakness, the more chances you will win. Daily writing practise enhances your writing speed. When we write, we can analyse our mistakes, and this is the area that is to be improved.
3. Topic Clarity.
For writing a good and impressive answer, it is crucial to know about the topic. If a person has understood the topic well, his answer can be the best among the rest. Having all details of the topic gives you a clear vision to produce thoughts and write them on paper. Therefore more than mugging up the material, try to understand it.
4. Fewer Mistakes.
When you write an answer, try not to make many mistakes. So many mistakes on a page give the examiner an impression that the candidate is confused and does not have in-depth knowledge of the topic. Therefore, it is essential to keep a grip on making mistakes and write fluently.
5. Previous Year Papers.
When you appear for an exam, be it a college exam or competitive exam, it is vital to go through your concerned exam’s previous years’ question papers. Looking at past year papers, you get the idea of the question pattern that comes in the exam and get a clue of essential topics that can be asked.
Try to know about as many topics of writing you can practice in a reasonable time. Having a list of important questions in hand gives you the confidence to write well in the exam.
6. Read the Mind of the Examiner.
Before attempting any question in exam time, try to read the given question two to three times. All you need is to read the examiner’s mind as to what he actually desires to ask or obtain from a particular question.
Sometimes you read a question in such a hurry that you miss out on the real intent of the examiner asking that question. Therefore, it is necessary to read questions properly and then answer them accordingly.
7. Avoid Fancy Words.
While writing an answer in the exam, try to use simple words and sentences. It is advised not to use big fancy words to impress the examiner. When you write simple, easy, and straightforward sentences, it is easy for an examiner to understand your views.
Overly decorated words sometimes miss the connection of the topic with the answer, and as a result, the examiner gives average marks even if the answer was correct.
8. Quick Response in Less Time.
It often happens with the students that when they are nearer to the exam’s time limit, they have an important question left to be attempted. In such a situation, the candidate finds himself in panic, and he loses confidence in completing it on time. In such a situation, one must follow a quick response strategy. It has helped many students across the world.
What you need to do is, in the limited time, you have to understand the question and its areas. Try to build your answers by using flow charts, keywords and summarise your answers in points. Instead of giving an incomplete answer to the examiner, you may opt to give him a blueprint of your answer.
9. Stick to the Point.
While writing an answer, always remember that you need to be precise and stick to the concerned point. Stating stories around it irritates the examiner and ruins his time. If you know limited material for a particular answer, try to write it in points and then summarise it beautifully. Don’t repeat your points.
10. Stick to the Time Limit.
Be cautious with the time limit while attempting written paper. A single question can’t take more time than is actually required. If you do not manage your time, it can create chaos.
Completing all questions within framed time is the biggest challenge in the written exam. There might be some questions in which you are not very confident.
If you complete your other questions on time or before time, you may give extra time to those questions in which you are doubtful or not confident. Time management is necessary for an effective written exam.
These are the ten effective tips for writing inspiring answers in any written law exam. I hope you enjoyed reading this and found them helpful.
Arushi, WritingLaw’s editor, has written this post.