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The truth about any exam is that each exam has its own way and structure of how answers should be presented. For you to answer waec questions (especially the theory part) in an appropriate and acceptable way you have to continue reading to get our complete guide on How to answer waec questions .
Today, I am going to take you through How to answer waec questions.
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GENERAL RULES On How To Answer Waec Questions 2020.
RULE 1. KEEP TO INSTRUCTIONS
The waec body does have some exams rules and regulations known as “instructions” written on the first page of any waec question paper. My first emphasis on How to answer waec questions 2020 is to advise you to read the waec exams instructions on the question paper first page and keep to them before proceeding to the main business as explained in RULE 2.
RULE 2. HEAD STRAIGHT TO THE ANSWER
Have it in mind that the main reason why you are participating in this exam is to answer the given questions to get your good grades and certificate. So the first thing you should do after you might have finished going through the instructions is to head to the main business and start applying RULE 3
RULE 3 ANSWER THE KNOWN QUESTIONS FIRST BEFORE TRYING THE UNKNOWNS.
Leave confusing questions first and answer the easy ones that you know. After answering the easy ones that you know, you then have to head over to check and spend a little time on the difficult ones.
RULE 4: SEEK FOR HELP WHEN NECESSARY
Asking some questions on things and questions that are confusing is very far from malpractice. Endeavor to ask questions and seek the examiner’s help when you need help.
RULE 5. CLARITY
Both your handwriting and the point you are making should be very clear and understandable.
RULE 6. TIME MANAGEMENT
Time Management is very important in any Exam. You might know the answers to all the questions but if you don’t know how to manage the time allotted to you, you might not be able to finish answering all the questions.
All exams have durations and so is waec exam. Waec exam does last for highest 21/2 hour. Candidates are usually expected to answer all the 60 objective questions and 5 or more theory questions within this 2hours(120 minutes) time interval.
The objective section of the exam is usually assigned a 60minutes time interval for 60 questions to answer( meaning, 1 objective question is assigned a 1minute time interval).
RULES ON ANSWERING WAEC THEORY QUESTIONS
In this section of the waec exams, candidates are expected to give detailed answers to questions.
Most questions in this section do come with sub-questions which carries a particular mark which is usually combined to get a particular mark for a particular question.
Moreso, this section always carry more than the expected questions to be answered (giving room for candidates to choose the particular question out of multiple questions that they want to answer).
FOLLOWING THE FORMAT OF THE THEORY QUESTION.
A lot of waec candidates do make mistakes and mix up everything without knowing that they have gone off the question format already.
There is a very big difference between each question format. E.g In some theory questions, candidates are usually asked questions in formats like;
Describe: In this kind of questions, candidates are expected to give an actual and proper description of an object. Here, the candidate can use examples for more clarification.
Expatriate: In this kind of questions, candidates are expected to give an answer to a question base on the candidate’s knowledge.
List: In this kind of questions, candidates are expected to mention or list out items without explaining them.
Identify: In this kind of questions, candidates are expected to point out a particular item.
Discuss: In this kind of questions, candidates are expected to define, mention, share personal thoughts and argue any motion.
Differentiate or compare and contrast: In this kind of questions, candidates are expected to list out differences between two terms, items, bodies etc.
Mention: In this kind of questions, the candidate is expected to list and give short notes on them. In otherwords, “LIST AND EXPLAIN” is sometimes used instead of MENTION
With the aid of a diagram: In this kind of questions, candidates are expected to draw a diagram and use it to explain more.
Define: In this kind of questions, candidates are expected to give a nice and very familiar definition to a term
Explain: In this kind of questions, candidates are expected to define inclusively with the candidate’s opinions and thoughts.
RULES ON ANSWERING WAEC OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS
- Count out the irrelevant options first and delibrate on the remaining similar options before choosing a final option.
- Read one question twice or thrice before picking an option
- Tick answers and compare first on the question paper to be very sure that the answer is the correct option before shading it on the OMR.
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