Daily Answer Writing Enhancement (AWE) Program – Better and more powerful

Starts 17th June. Monthly Rs. 1k + taxes: Click2Join

(June + July combined 1.5K + taxes)


Folks,

The only daily answer writing program that you’ll ever need.

Daily Answer Writing for Mains has always been a point of contention at Civilsdaily. Essentially, it suffered from the following issues that made it a bad deal for the students.

  1. Forming questions from today’s news – Questions asked in UPSC are generally on an overarching theme. Very rarely will you find a question based on just one single op-ed or news item.
  2. Repetition of questions – As an issue updates with time, the answers become obsolete. That is why it is more important to frame questions on issues when 3-4 articles have already been written on them.

Moreover, the issue that we see with other platforms is that they post similar questions every 2nd 3rd day. Follow the example at the end to understand what we are talking about

  1. Quality of both questions and answer checking – If we are making questions every day, they will not be intelligent. They will come directly from op-ed/news headings.
  2. The unreliability of peer reviews – Peer reviews cannot be relied upon and show a lot of variabilities. It is very important that you get feedback from someone experienced when it comes to your style, content, and presentation.

However, we have come to realize that many students do see a value in practicing questions every day. It keeps the momentum going and incrementally builds a database of questions and answers that can be used for Mains.

So we have tried to create a program that is truly effective.

1. An experienced team with years of experience in Mains will head this initiative.

2. We will ask 4 questions every day covering GS 1,2,3,4. Questions will cover both contemporary and static part. 1 question will be from ethics. Questions will not be specific or formed from op-ed titles. Instead, they will be broad-based aligned with the UPSC pattern.

3. There will be a guaranteed review of the answers written by the paid subscribers. Review of free subscribers will depend on the time available with mentors. Priority will be given to students who engage in peer reviews. 

4. Approach and Model answer to be published and will be accessible to all. 

5. Free Monthly AWE Magazine with questions and sample solutions.

 

Program Details

1. We will follow a monthly cycle. Meaning you enroll for a particular month. If you join on the 9th of January, you will have access to the month of January from the first day to the last day of January. It will *NOT* be from 9th January to 9th February. You will be expected to manage the time to submit the answers for the days you’ve missed.

2. Students joining after 25th of a particular month can opt for AWE for the next month. Meaning – if you join on 26th of January, you have the option of enrolling for the month of December(1st to last day of December).

3. Students will be required to submit answers until the end of each month (30th or 31st). No graced period will be allowed.

4. The above system leads to many questions being submitted in the last week of every month. Hence, we will reserve 1st – 5th of every month will be reserved for clearing backlogs and correcting the answers. 

5. Weekends will be off. This comes as a request from students as it is impossible to stay consistent for 6 days a week. Answer writing for 5 days in itself is a challenging task. The rest of the days, you revise.

6. We are committed to providing you reviews ASAP. But we will keep a 1-week deadline for students submitting their answers on the same day and a 2-week deadline for students submitting their answers late. This is to ensure that we don’t compromise on the quality just to stick to a deadline. It is better to get a proper review than to get a quicker review.

As you can see the focus of the programme will not be on the quantity but the quality of questions and model answers.

 

Example

On a well-known site, the question on data localization has been asked 5 times in the last 2-3 months.

Let us further illustrate our point with an example:

Superfluous Questions from the well-known website

Q.) What do you understand by data localisation? Discuss the importance of data localisation for India and analyze India’s present and proposed policies related to data localisation with respect to their effectiveness?

Q.) The debate on data localisation must not be reduced to a simple binary of whether data localisation is good or bad. Comment.

Repeated – Q.) What do you understand by data localisation? Discuss the importance of data localisation for India and analyze India’s present and proposed policies related to data localisation with respect to their effectiveness?

Our Selected Question?

Q.) What do you understand by Data localization? Recently Draft Data protection bill and Draft E-commerce policy has recommended localisation of data. Can data localization help protect Indian national and economic interests?

How the program will work 

The timelines for reviews has changed. 

We have observed that a good number of students are submitting answers to old questions much late and on weekends. This becomes a hassle at our end and prevents us from being quick without compromising on the quality.

We are committed to providing you reviews ASAP. But we will keep a 1-week deadline for students submitting their answers on the same day and a 2-week deadline for students submitting their answers late. This is to ensure that we don’t compromise on the quality just to stick to a deadline. It is better to get a proper review than to get a quicker review.

Starts 17th June. Monthly Rs. 1k + taxes: Click2Join

(June + July combined 1.5K + taxes)

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KS Abhinav
10 Jun, 2019

In defence of that popular site, when a question repeats every few days, it talks about the importance of that particular topic from the point of view of the exam. It helps us to revisit the topic over and over again. This can be pretty handy in the real exam as the data, facts or arguments used in the answers practised multiple times will be very easy to put down on paper. There’s nothing wrong with their approach. The problem is mostly about feedback. Peer review is a joke. But that is understandable as it is a free thing. They have a paid thing for answer writing too. It’s mostly about getting you to write answers every day on topics in news. The daily answer writing initiative by CD is welcome. Just don’t disappoint on feedback front.


    Pavan Kumar
    10 Jun, 2019

    Is this programme designer for only mains 2019 or year long programme

      Sajal Singh
      Faculty
      13 Jun, 2019

      Year-long program


        Manas Sri
        11 Jun, 2019

        Hey will this be a part of samachar manthan answer writing? In case i m joining samachar manthan, is there a need to join AWE

          Sajal Singh
          Faculty
          13 Jun, 2019

          No its a separate program


            KEERTHI ALAGENDHI
            13 Jun, 2019

            whether we need to type or can upload scanned handwritten notes

              Sajal Singh
              Faculty
              13 Jun, 2019

              You can upload scanned notes also

                SAHIL BANSAL
                17 Jun, 2019

                How to upload scanned notes. There is no option for it



                  Abhinav Batra
                  21 Jun, 2019

                  would you be providing model answer for the questions