7 Paper Writing Prompts to Get Nothing but A’s

Although most of students sincerely hate taking essay exams – it’s the type when you need to write answers to questions yourself, not choose an answer from a list – it’s a quite common and often practice for wide variety of subjects such as language, literature, history, natural science, psychology, etc.

Moreover, exams are not just the test of your knowledge but it is the test of knowledge in a certain stress situation. During preparation and passing directly exams, your nervous and cardiovascular systems load increases severalfold. Therefore, the psychological preparation for essay exams is needed, to create a model of adequate attitude towards exams passing and preparation.

When preparing for exams, it is necessary to believe in yourself and your own strength. The less faith you have the greater fear is which can paralyze and even nullify all actions. If you think to yourself, “I have poor memory,” “I am incapable of language, history or whatever” or “I won’t pass this essay exam ever!” then the instructions issued to your nerve centers are weakened.

And it is not surprising that everything will go hard. It is strange that it would be otherwise. So, all bad evaluations for yourself should be strongly avoided. Despite the fear and hatred you can easily ace such exams if remember the following tips.

  1. The first and the main thing is to calm down. Afterwards go through the questions more carefully — make sure you understand everything you are asked about. Look for tag words — they may trigger your memories from the lectures. Usually professors include the words and phrases they used on the lessons in the exam tasks, so keep an eye on them.
  2. When you finish reading the task, try to estimate how much time and effort you will need to waste on each of the questions — which are easier and which are not. In this way you will organize your writing time effectively and will give more answers than if you spent the whole exam answering one single hard question. Start with the things you are sure about.
  3. As long as your task is to write the answer as an essay, you have to do it. The only difference from an actual essay is the length. Use all the guidelines to writing full-sized essays you know corrected for smaller format. Think through the steps and parts of your answer when planning it — this will significantly save your time.
  4. According to the amount of time given for exam it’s not really possible to make a ot of corrections to your answers and totally rewrite them, so you have to carefully plan your actions. A lot of cross out may look like you are to unconfident about what you know and what you write, so do not let the professor hesitate about your skills. Make notes, lists, an outline before you start. The neater the work the better impression you make.
  5. Besides, the outlines for your answer may be described by your instructor. In this case will only have to follow them. For example in the task you can be asked to define, compare, discuss, analyse or etc. the subject of the task, so that’s what you need to do. If you ignore the guidelines you will get less or no points for the question.
  6. To start the essay you can for example try to state your point in a sentence or two. Just like a thesis. Afterwards devote the rest of your essay to supporting your starting «thesis» with specific examples.
  7. And finally the last and important thing you can do is to proofread all you wrote to be sure you didn’t make any silly typos or mistakes. Let your answer be neat and smart.

Lucy Adams. She freelance writer and blogger, works for different web resources and companies on completely various subjects. Currently at buzzessay.com Guides classmen for performing great level academic assignments.

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