Your instructor may give you specific directions how to write your answer.
If he/she wants you to evaluate a philosophical theory, you won't get full credit if you describe just the theory. Whether the teacher realizes it or not, he/she is greatly influenced by the compactness and clarity of an organized answer.
When writing in haste we tend to: It is better to say "Toward the end of the 19th century" then to say "in 1894" when you can't remember whether it's 1884 or 1894, though approximate, may be incorrect, and will usually be marked accordingly. A qualified statement connotes a philosophic attitude, the mark of an educated man.
The following words are commonly found in essay test questions.
Answers will come to mind immediately for some questions Write down key words, listings, etc. Otherwise these ideas may be blocked (or be unavailable) when the time comes to write the later questions.
This will reduce "clutching" or panic (Anxiety, actually fear which disrupts thoughts).
No matter their nature, question words are key and must always be adhered to.
And yet, many students often overlook them and therefore answer their essay questions incorrectly.
These are the question words we will cover in this blog: Essay questions that ask you to ‘analyse’ a particular topic or argument expect a thorough deconstruction of the essay subject.
In other words, this word requires you to break the essay topic down into its fundamental parts.