Answer at the right level of abstraction.

If I ask an abstract question, do not give me details. If I ask a detailed question, do not give me big ideas.

Write less.

These are not essay questions. I am not grading you on grammar and spelling. There is no word count to hit.

If the question were: name and describe three ways we can annoy a cat, this is a CORRECT BUT REALLY ANNOYING ANSWER TO GRADE:

There are three ways we can annoy a cat. The first way to annoy a cat would be to put a sticker on its paw. I would buy a banana sticker and peel it off and lift the cat’s paw and stick the sticker on it. Then I would record it with my phone and post it on instagram. The second way to annoy a cat would be to poke its tummy. If you poke a cat’s tummy, it will get upset and try to scratch you. This can hurt and lead to infection, so you should wear a glove while doing this. If your hand gets infected, you should cut it off. The last way to annoy a cat is to pick it up and make smoochy sounds right against its nose. Purse your lips and go “smooch smooch” and the cat will try to push away from you. The louder you do it, the better. It’s pretty hilarious. In conclusion, there are three ways we can annoy a cat: putting a sticker on its paw, poking its tummy, and smooching its nose. Thank you for reading this. Like, comment, subscribe, ring the bell

This is a MUCH BETTER WAY OF WRITING THE SAME INFORMATION:

  1. put a sticker on paw (use weak sticker to avoid injury to cat)
  2. poke tummy (wear gloves to avoid injury to yourself)
  3. obnoxiously smooch nose