ACUTE Method

Still have some time post your exam? Don’t leave the exam hall. Remember the mnemonic*mnemonic*
➤ (n) a device (such as a rhyme or acronym) used to aid recall
➤ (a) of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory

What does ACUTE stand for?

Assumptions – have you explained all your assumptions? Read your answers to see if you have supported your argument properly, and explained any assumptions that you have made to put your point across clearly.

Calculations – crosscheck your calculations. Make sure you haven’t made any silly mistake.

Units – look back and check if you have written all the units. Check your formulas.

Truth – crosscheck to see if you have answered all parts of the questions, the way they were asked in the exam paper.

Explanations – follow a methodical explanation process during all stages of the answer. This will garner*garner*
➤ (n) a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed
➤ (v) acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
➤ (v) store grain
➤ (v) assemble or get together
you marks for the methods even if your answer is not 100% correct.

So the next time you have some time left after attempting your exam, instead of hurrying out in excitement, go through your answer sheet keeping in mind the above points. You never know it might just gain you some extra marks.