The O Level, IP, and A Level science subjects have some things in common – and one of them is the type of questions you will commonly see across all the exam papers. The content and concepts may be different, but some of the question types and answering techniques are the same.
Want to know how to improve your performance in your science exams? Knowing the correct way to tackle these common question types will help you clinch the marks you deserve! You can also analyse your mistakes in past exams and assessments according to question type and see which types of questions you need more improvement in.
Definition questions are quite common in science papers, especially in physics. The question is usually phrased ‘State the …’ and all you have to do is write down the definition of the concept.
Having the right keywords is particularly important for definition questions. Review past year papers and reliable answer keys to familiarise yourself with the commonly asked definitions and the required keywords. Flashcards are a great way to memorise and test yourself on definitions!