Essay style questions
Tips to succeed in Exams
In a few Honours examinations you might be asked to write long essays time allocation of 1.5 hours or even 3 hours . However, this does not mean that you have to write for 1.5 or 3 hours. Instead, it means that you have enough time to assemble your thoughts and construct your answer carefully. The answer itself might not take more than 1 hour or 1.5 hours to write.
In all other examinations the essay style questions are shorter. For example, you might be asked to answer four essay style questions in a 3 hour exam see the Microbiology 3m examination papers, for example . These essay style questions require a large amount of relevant factual information, and understanding of the subject. However, you would not be expected to produce a polished and grammatically correct essay. The important thing is to write down as much relevant information as possible, while sticking rigidly to the question that was set.