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Answering Questions Effectively in an Exam: The Importance of Reading the Question Carefully”


leaving cert history History can be quite confusing, especially at Leaving Certificate level. Here, the student is expected to know off by heart a lot of information about a historical topic, figure, movement, or period. While knowing the facts is a must, it is also extremely important that students take the time to read the question carefully and properly. In my experience as a History teacher, it is very common for students to lose a lot of marks by actually misreading – and then mis-answering - the question that they are asked! A student might write a brilliant, factually correct essay on the ‘role of women in the Irish literary revival’, but that student might get minimal marks because that is not what the question actually asked them to do!


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26 November 2014/Author: alan conway/Number of views (3245)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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