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ESSAY QUESTIONS

Essay questions are designed to test one's grasp of concepts and ideas and give students an opportunity to articulate what they've learned. While the length of essay responses can vary from a few paragraphs to several pages, essay answers are fundamentally about being able to make convincing arguments. The following are common kinds of essay questions you might encounter on an exam:

Analyze: Critically examine the merits and weaknesses of an argument.
Categorize: What concept is the idea or ideas related to?
Compare and Contrast: How are ideas similar or different from each other?
Decipher: Explain an idea, identify what an idea is about or interpret its meaning.
Weigh: Examine the arguments in favour of and against an idea.

Example

Many first-year college students complain that they have never learned how to study. What tips could you give to help students with weak study habits? Explain and support your statements with evidence from your own personal experience and from concepts and theories learned in class and from your textbook readings.

student holding his paper with an A+

Tips:

  1. Read the question thoroughly and make sure you understand how you are being asked to respond.
  2. Create a skeletal outline of how you plan to structure your answer taking care to outline your main points and ensure that they are well supported. Make sure your answers are as concise as possible and lead with your strongest points.
  3. Pace yourself so that you have time to answer each question completely and don't run out of time.
  4. Ensure you leave enough time to review your answers to check them for spelling, grammar and completeness.