Discuss and review
Explain and show
Name, list, tell and enumerate
Summarize and outline
Coherent Flow is Must!!
Arrange your thoughts in an orderly fashion!
Be selective: you can’t use everything
Check word limit
Do I need this information?
How will I use this information?
Use source materials:
Books, journal articles, and other publications
First-hand research results
~ Economic Times, Feb 2016
Policy action and economic development are necessary for women’s empowerment
I believe that poverty and lack of opportunity breed inequality between men and women, so that when economic development reduces poverty, the condition of women improves on two counts:
When poverty is reduced, the condition of everyone, including women, improves.
Gender inequality declines as poverty declines, so the condition of women improves more than that of men with development.
Economic development, however, is not enough to bring about complete equality between men and women. Policy action is still necessary to achieve equality between genders. Such policy action would be unambiguously justified if empowerment of women also stimulates further development, starting a virtuous cycle.
Think “outside the box.”
Do something other than the typical approach.
Create an engaging title.
Add interesting quotations & humor.
Rajasthan is a State of India.
Article on Sex ratio or Gender Gap:
Include Census Data
Refer extreme cases – Kerala vs. Haryana
Think of events with universal themes… things you can say a lot about.
Examples: Nuclear Holocaust, WWII, Independence Movement, etc.
Examples: Recent Election, Olympics in China, Disturbances in Syria etc.
You can make these up!
Try not to go too far overboard though…
Just make sure to relate your ‘experience’ to the prompt.
They are just and just yours!!!
Error: Answer with the wrong list or the wrong concept.
For example: When asked to take up “women empowerment”, don’t only discuss the current problems; also discuss historical context, reformers, current policy measures etc.
Error: Write sketchy answer.
Completeness is KEY!!!
Error: Answer question in the wrong way.
Error: Not know the key terms either as they appear in the question or as they are needed in the answer.
Do you understand the term lexical?
Error: Not know how to apply knowledge to new situations
What can a developing nation like India learn from the recent economic crisis and consequent meltdown faced by the western economies?
Error: Leave out important material like parts of the question, supporting details, or ramifications and implications.
Try to break into points
Use pictures or diagrams. Draw a caption to explain it
Proper heading, subheading and paragraphing
Use colored pen or highlight
Link direct opening and punchy end or vice versa
Have some idea of the world around you
Read on a daily basis
Be able to take criticism
Know grammar well
Have a well-developed vocabulary