There is an inner logic to the examination, which consists of testing two fundamental types of intelligence. This is most easily seen in the “Written Communication” paper. Section A requires the candidate to write an analytical essay dealing with ideas, which tests intellectual intelligence. Section B requires the candidate to write a personalised essay dealing with inter-personal issues, which tests emotional intelligence. This matches the skills required by an effective medical practitioner, who has to analyse symptoms (intellectual intelligence) and simultaneously manage the people who present those symptoms (emotional intelligence).
You will need to develop a "universal model" for successful analytical essay writing and develop the techniques of analysing questions or statements, and using information. This covers the skills of “questioning the question”, exploiting hidden opportunities, constructing arguments, dealing with emergencies, editing and timing and various other strategies.
Section A Example Essay
For section B you will need to consider the use of completely different techniques for writing the more "expressive" personalised essays that the exam requires, together with an analysis of some successful examples in the history of the genre. This allows the planning for specific titles, as a way of building on the knowledge derived from your verbal reasoning experiences
Section B Example Essay
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