You can lose marks if you haven’t answered the task. Read the task again and check you have completed it correctly and done exactly what you were asked to do. If the task asks you to answer any specific questions in your writing, check that you have answered them. Tick them off on the question sheet when you check.
These tasks from our Exam writing practice section show you types of exam questions where you have to be careful to answer the question properly.
Have you ever lost marks in an exam because you didn't actually answer the question properly?