Ruling Out 10 Myths for UPSC IAS Answer Writing YouTube Lecture Handouts

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Breaking the Myths for Answer Writing?
  • Take toppers views for inspiration not preparation. Anyone can be a topper. I am looking at you
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  • Answers evaluated by top experts in the field. Other candidates successful or otherwise are only students.
  • When it comes to preparation each individual is unique. Some can take 10 min. for same topic while others take 1 hour.
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Motivate Yourself to Work
  • Refer expert material/advice NCERT, Yojana, Kurukshetra etc. Don՚t surround yourself in ocean of books- “water everywhere but not a drop to drink” .
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Expert Material/Advice NCERT Book
  • Start your answer with key concept - definitions not authors, purpose of a scheme not the launch date.
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  • However, bring visibility to all key points.
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Examiners bother more about your understanding and not rote memory.

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Meaning Dimension, Continuum of Significance
  • Don՚t include your “gyaan” (authors, dates, places …) if not relevant to the answer
  • 10 relevant lines score more than 100 irrelevant lines – Space is key!
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No Name Book
  • Don՚t write in paragraphs, it՚s not necessary.
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  • Structure your answer based on the need of the question.
  • Have variety across your answers!
A Good Paragraph Needs 2 Things to Hold It Together

I spent nearly a year prospecting in company with another Confederate officer, Captain James K. Powell of Richmond. We were extremely fortunate, for late in the winter of 1865, after many hardships and privations, we located the most remarkable gold-bearing quartz vein that our wildest dreams had ever pictured. Powell. who was a mining engineer by education, stated that we had uncovered over a million dollars worth of ore in a trifle over three months.

As our equipment was crude in the extreme we decided that one of us must return to civilization, purchase the necessary machinery and return with a sufficient force of men properly to work the mine.

As Powell was familiar with the country, as well as with the mechanical requirements of mining we de termined that it would be best for him to make the trip. It was agreed that I was to hold down our claim against the remote possibility of its being jumped by some wandering prospector.

Compare-Contrast Essay — Visual Outline

Introduction

Start with a good lead or “hook” Identify the 4 points you՚ll make to compare. contract China and Japan Thesis statement (it will be the last sentence in this paragraph) . Justify which point was the MOST

INFLUENTIAL to the growth of these 2

  • Civilizations
  • Body

First Point. Start with a topic explaining the point of comparison. Be sure to use transition words/phrases. Explain both the similarities and differences and hack them up with evidence/factual support.

Second Point, Start with a topic explaining the point of comparison. Be sure to use transition words/phrases. Explain both the similarities and differences and back them up with support.

Third Point. Start with a topic explaining the point of comparison. Be sure to use transition words/phrases. Explain both the similarities and differences and hack them up with evidence/factual support.

Fourth Point. Start with a topic explaining the point of comparison. Be sure to use transition words/phrases. Explain both the similarities and differences and back them up with evidence/factual support.

Most Influential Point. Start with a topic explaining which point you feel is the most important in che development of these two societies. He sure to use transition words/phrases. Explain your position and back it up with evidence/factual support.

Conclusion

  • Restate/reword your thesis.
  • Prove your thesis is valid (true) by explaining the influence this point had on the development of these two great Eastern Civilizations.

Examiner is Also Human Being!

  • Mention case studies only if you have ample information available on it.
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  • Complete your thought – make connection between relevance of case study to the answer.
Answer and Case Study for Ruling Out
Case Study

Don՚t draw incorrect diagrams. Don՚t give an impression that you are new to subject.

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Symbolic Representation of Information

Draw diagrams with proper labelling. Unlabeled diagram can never ever fetch you marks.

Writing a Test or a PUZZLE?

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Process to Blood Flows Through
  • Refer only authentic sources. Don՚t take up notes from any author and develop wrong concepts based on it.
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  • Internet should be for reference and not primary source!
Features of Credible Source

Understand the Concepts!

  • Never give an impression that you are not expert in what you are writing!
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  • For example, in geography, T in O map.
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T in O Map, in Geography

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