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How to study a problem (CAN we solve it Versus HOW FAR have we solved it Versus HOW FAR SHOULD)

Problems questions in General Paper do not dwell on your memorising what the problem is like. If the questions asks, “How far has this problem been solved ?” or “To what extent have we been successful in doing something?”, then : It is more important for you to evaluate the quality of the solutions. This means identifying the causes and assessing whether efforts address these causes. This means evaluating the on-going efforts. Are these efforts sustainable, or attempts at fire-fighting? What would be the barriers to the success of these efforts, and are these barriers being dealt with?       If the question is phrased to ask, “Who should do it?” or “Who has a greater part to play?”, then : It also means identifying the parties who ought to be involved, and justifying their involvement.       If the question asks, “Can we solve it?”, then the focus would be on the future, or the potential that current and prospective solutions have. Are they practicable, or far-fetched ideals? This also means evaluating the on-going efforts. Are these efforts sustainable, or attempts at fire-fighting? What would be the barriers to the success of these efforts, and are these barriers being dealt with?

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