By: Harsh Patel Editor: Akshita Lakkad
Engineers are smart and highly productive in last minute but unfortunately this concept doesn't work while writing the paper in the exams. There may be many reasons like lengthy paper, difficult questions, time constraints and much more. But the truth is, that the one who sets the paper, takes into consideration all the points and thus sets the paper in such a way that it gets completed on time. But we as engineers fail to understand this small concept of paper presentation. Completing paper on time doesn't ensures above 60% in the paper what matters is your PRESENTATION STYLES. Your presentation skills creates a deep impact on the moderator (The one who checks the paper).
Good presentation creates a better impact and thus helps you score good !
I would like to discuss few tips of good paper presentation which will surely increase your scoring chances by 20%
Make sure you write correct statements. Even if you fail and have written some wrong statement just cancel it out with single line and move ahead. Increase in the number of cancellations per page creates a dirty impression. Try to avoid cancellations of words. Practically zero cancellations can be achieved easily with full concentration while writing.
No over writing:
We all are human and obviously we can make a mistake, while writing paper if a word/statement is misspelled make sure to cancel it out with single line and write correct alternative beside instead of overlapping letters. Overwriting creates confusion in understanding and leads to bad impression again.
Answers in point form:
Always make it a point to write all the answers in point form instead of paragraph. In this way it’ll be easier for the one who is checking the paper to glance at the key-words. It’ll make the paper more neat too !
Truth is all students are never 100% prepared.We definitely depend on our besties of examination hall. Isn't it ? Yeah I know and everyone knows this. While writing paper star here and there will not add points in your pocket. Remember when you have paper in your hand make sure to attempt all known answers with perfection and don't waste your time starting because no one will show you perfect answers at the end even though you are copying ultimately it will be your own words on your paper. Wasting 1 minute is equal to 10 minutes in exam hall. None of the students realise this fact and leave the paper incomplete.
Underline important points and highlighting diagrams:
Once you see that it's last 30 minutes in your hand make sure to turn over to 1st page and start underlining important points (Title of a topic, numbers in answers, final answer of sums, sub points in a answers, etc)
Also don't forget to create a box for your codes, theorem, diagram, flow chart etc.
At the end make sure you go through your paper for 2 minutes just once before submitting.
Finally I conclude saying that, Clean paper presentation creates your paper unique among bunch of papers and creates a good impression on moderator which ultimately impresses him/her and help to boost your score.
Research shows that 20% of marks is not deducted just because paper presentation is excellent and thus receives bonus points.
I hope this article helps you, all the best ! Please mention your points and comments in the comment box !