Exams are unavoidable in everyone's life. We all wish to score high marks in exams and that is not easy for everyone. Experts tells that, it is smart to work, not the hard work that helps us to score high. The alignment of answers, use of headings and subheadings, handwriting, way of presentation, etc. will influence the mark we get in written exams.
Here are some psychological techniques that help us to score 20% more marks in exams.
- Chronological answering
Lines on a page and words in a line
- The first impression is the best impression
- Opening sentence and closing sentence
- Use Headings, Subheadings, and Underlines
Usually, children write answers in two ways. One is in chronological order (1, 2,3,4,5...) and the other method is writing the well-known answer first without giving importance to the order of questions. Exam psychologists say that students who follow a chronological order in answering questions will score 4% more marks than other students.
Lines in a Page and Words in a Line
Harvard University had conducted research which is called 'lines in a page and words in a line. They evaluated several answer sheets in 6 continents of the world with the same answer, same words, same full stop, and same handwriting. The only difference was in the number of lines used on a page and the number of words written in a line.
The First Impression is the Best Impression
The third technique tells about the way to write the first sheet of answer paper. Smart students always write neatly on the first paper without making any mistakes. They will take much time to write the first paper to give the best impression about them to the invigilator.
Opening Sentence and Closing Sentence
The opening sentence and the closing sentence of an answer have an important role in getting a high score in exams. If your invigilator gets impressed by your opening sentence and closing sentence you will get more marks than you expect.
Use Headings, Subheadings, and Underlines
Always use headings and subheadings while writing the answers. Give underlines for the important points in your answer. Separate the answer with subheadings and underline them to get easily noticed. It will help the invigilator to point out the main points in your answer and it will help you to score high marks.