Unlike essay paper, can GS questions be answered in points, without the window dressing?

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asked Dec 3, 2016 in Writing Skills by Pra Na (1,750 points)
recategorized Dec 4, 2016 by tuo.current
I personally don't like the intro body set-up. But it can't be done away with essay paper. But w.r.t GS mains :

I think the examiner is well aware of the background of a topic and only wants to see how much I understand an issue. Hence I think Window dressing my answer would just waste my time and is of not much value.

I would like your advice on it.

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answered Dec 3, 2016 by tuo.current (7,320 points)
selected Dec 3, 2016 by Pra Na
 
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Hi Pra Na {What does your name mean?}

You definitely can write in points. There are no boundaries, except the ones drawn by your brain.

Regarding introduction, it is preferable that you touch upon the topic in one line. The word and time limit do not allow doing anything more than that.
I am stressing on Introduction because it makes your answer flow in a logical way, otherwise the answer will look too blunt.

e.g. Consider  a question: How is President of India elected?

Answer 1: President of India is the executive head of the state. She is indirectly elected by .............
Answer 2: President of India is indirectly elected by.......

The first answer will always be appreciated for a good beginning.

Moreover, you need not spend too much time in framing your introduction. It actually comes naturally with practice. Also, context of the question is very well appreciated as an introduction.

Keep Asking.
Cheers.
commented Dec 3, 2016 by Pra Na (1,750 points)
I will try to inculcate it when I try to answer questions here. Thank you.


My name is Prasan ... its just a short web identity :p ...
commented Dec 3, 2016 by tuo.current (7,320 points)
Keep trying Prasan

Cheers.
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