L2 Biology: Exam hints and help: Be a show off let the examiners see how clever you are!!!
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Answer ALL the questions even if just a definition or 2. Use relevant examples to help your explanation: Draw a diagram, with some labels if you are stuck for words.
Make links to the resource material… But do not just reword or repeat the info. Try to set your answer in the context of the question by referring to the names etc in the resource material.
Understand the difference between “Structure” (What it looks like) & “Function” (What it does)
Explain effects. Link together ideas. Know the definitions. Answer all the bullet points. Use terms correctly
Describe processes. Give reasons for the steps. Write in a logical planned order. Use labelled diagrams
Explain how something happens. Don’t write everything you know… focus on the question. Apply information to the question and make inferences
Don’t repeat back resource material. Stay on focus with the set question. (Don’t write irrelevant material, don’t do a “dump everything”:
Be concise. Show reasoning and justification. Respond to the key words in the question/resource material. Refer to any tables/graphs etc in your answer as supporting evidence
The following was taken from the NZQA site