Just a simple question Mike, how many words or pages need to write in the exam each question for F4? I practiced the questions in exam condition and I worte about 380 words for each…
Thanks so much!
You should aim for around 383!
How on Earth can I possibly answer this! You need to spend 5 minutes planning and 13 minutes writing for each of the ten questions.
Some answers will, by definition, be more discursive in nature than others. there is NO ideal number of words. Just make sure that you have ten markable, relevant, correct points in ten separate paragraphs. each paragraph will therefore be only 2 – 2.5 lines long – maybe one, maybe two sentences. But not at any great excessive length.
It’s purely a matter of time allocation. How many words can you write in 1.3 minutes? Multiply that by ten. That’s the number of words you should be writing …. ish
Markers mark according to points written.
So the best to answer a question is to write a point for every mark. A point means one or two sentences which explains fairly. Number it. If you can give a heading, even better.
Use your reading time to jot down point headings for each question. When you start writing, you may get more points to write.
Here are two tips.
If you don’t have enough points, split one into two. Present it in two different ways emphasizing on different angles of the same point.
If you are not sure of the answer, write more points than required. If its ten marks, write thirteen points and lets hope atleast five-seven of them make sense.
Good luck for your exam
Hi David, I’ve been thinking again about your question. I suppose really it depends on how many letters there are in average in the words you use. If you are extravagantly ambitious and superlatively excessive, then you’re going to be writing fewer words than if you used shorter ones
I trust that that is helpful
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