Short Answer

In general:

  • Find out from your lecturer how long each answer is expected to be. It can range from 5 lines (50 words) to a page (250 words)
  • Analyse each question carefully to find the task, content/topic and limit words
  • Be precise. Give exactly what each question asks for. You will not be given marks for anything else
  • Illustration, eg diagrams, graphs, tables, can save you time and help explain your answer