Globe: “Any concept based on random verbiage that does not merit the time spent on learning and can be derived by the user based on his own life experience and can be presented in a obfuscated manner to appear as intelligent.” 1
They have been tested for many years (and still going on) and have given me pretty good results. Here are some rules of thumb that I feel helped me:
I think that is true. There is no one correct way to "globe." However by incorporating certain elements to your writing, you can improve your scores.
- Have some structure in place. That sounds a bit antithesis to the concept of globing. However, it helps to have some structure in place. If you can structure your thoughts and bin them into smaller categories, that helps a lot. That means you present your arguments/points sequentially. You say, "Okay that happened, and we have this evidence, so it is likely that the other thing could happen."
- Use keywords. Using keywords is a great way to signal to the examiner that you know your stuff or at least the crux of the matter. That does not mean you should use words that might be hard to comprehend for the average reader because, let's face it, you cannot possibly expect the examiner to know everything. This leads me to my next point.
- Avoid excessive use of jargon. It is okay to use a few key words. However, avoid using excessive jargon because your aim is to tell a story/convince the reader about something and not sound/appear intelligent with your use of words.
- Write as if you are speaking. Many students write their notes in a quite different way from what they speak. While I am not suggesting that you write "hmm", "umm" and so on, it is quite okay to write "I think", "I suppose", "Well, I suppose that is one way of looking at it", etc. My point is that the reader should feel that you are narrating the answer to them, instead of it sounding overly cryptic and bookish.
For example, you can write, "Well, I think company XYZ did not do that part very well. They could improve on that aspect, and also bring in change in the management, I suppose."
- Use Grammarly, if possible. Honestly, Grammarly is life-changing. I understand that you might not be allowed to use it during exams, but use it often wherever allowed. You'll get used to the constructive feedback and improve your writing in the process.
Be creative and convincing in expressing your thought process. At the end of the day, that is what matters more than anything else.
If you have not realized it thus far, this article is a globe as well. Thanks for reading!
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