Short written answer questions allow you to write a more detailed description or explanation in response to a question. These sorts of questions are very common on many exam papers and are very good for assessing how well you might understand a particular idea or how well you can process information given in the question.
Short written answer questions look a bit like this:
After you have submitted your answer, you will be presented immediately with the answer page. The below image runs you through the different features you can find on this page and what they mean.
a) Student Answer: This is the answer you gave for the question.
b) Mark Scheme: The Mark Scheme section shows you the potentially correct answers that you could have written. You will need to pick an option if you think you wrote the correct answer for the question. If you have picked an answer but change your mind, you can either untick it or press the 'Clear Answer' button at the bottom of the Mark Scheme section. You will always get one mark per marking point available.
c) Explanation: The Explanation section explains why the answer is correct. So, if you're unsure whether you wrote the right answer, then check out the answer explanation!