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how do you start the exam?
« on: September 18, 2008, 08:57:53 pm »
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I mean i just did a practice exam two days ago and i finished at like two seconds within the time frame. I was like wow because i write fast, but redeable, and i expected to finish at least 5 minutes before stoppage time.
I start from the beginning and work my way to the end however as i do more practice exams i'm going to try approach the exam from back to front so i don't miss out on important 10-12 markers.

So how do you tackle the exam, or will tackle the exam and what questions are you going to do first?

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Re: how do you start the exam?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008, 09:05:09 pm »
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I would always tackle the exam with the big 10 to 12 mark questions first. I mean, it doesn't really matter if you run out of time and miss a mere 1 mark question. And if you know that you responded excellently to all other questions, a few 1 mark questions don't really count for much in the end, do they? Although essentially, the 1 mark questions are usually the easiest. :)

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Re: how do you start the exam?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2008, 09:10:51 pm »
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ye that's true so that's my aim, tackle the big ones and then go back

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Re: how do you start the exam?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2008, 09:17:26 pm »
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And you might even develop some knowledge, to which you can use on on those question that aren't worth many marks, from completing those lengthy questions to an excellent standard.

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Re: how do you start the exam?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2008, 03:55:09 pm »
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the danger with starting on a 10 marker is that you are expected to write proportionately mroe than a shorter question. This means you will only start the rest of the exam behind your allocated schedule and it will be difficult to make up the time.

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Re: how do you start the exam?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008, 04:55:37 pm »
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the danger with starting on a 10 marker is that you are expected to write proportionately mroe than a shorter question. This means you will only start the rest of the exam behind your allocated schedule and it will be difficult to make up the time.

good advice, thanx

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Re: how do you start the exam?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2008, 07:27:29 pm »
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i wouldnt start with the 10 marker, cos theres always a posibility of losing quite a few marks there, remember the average for it is about 4 i think, and by going over you may miss the one markers that make a bigger difference. if you stick to 2 minutes a mark there shouldnt be an issue though.

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Re: how do you start the exam?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2008, 09:05:43 pm »
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i wouldnt start with the 10 marker, cos theres always a posibility of losing quite a few marks there, remember the average for it is about 4 i think, and by going over you may miss the one markers that make a bigger difference. if you stick to 2 minutes a mark there shouldnt be an issue though.
I'm following the '2 minutes a mark strategy'. I'm going to bring in a pencil, and write what time I need to complete the question in on the side of my exam. For example, we begin at 3:15, so I write 3:45 for the 10 mark question. Then complete the question, and if I go over, move on to the next question. This way, I will have no doubt there will be time left over, and I can finish that 10 marker without resorting to dot points... :)

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Re: how do you start the exam?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2008, 03:15:11 pm »
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2 minutes a mark  - 10 marker = 20minutes, so it would be 3 35 not  3 45^^^^^^^^^^^^^^