please write on ruled paper only. look at the 2013 / 2014 papers posted on teh website where they give you the exact question booklet format. Print it out on 2-sided printer to ensure you are familiar and comfortable with the format.
please do not write on paper which has the question on it.
Use the templates sheet (and learn to look for those) up ahead of time to save you the trouble of writing out the answer in the template again.
Do not write in areas marked “CFA Institute use” only.
Also - do not know if this makes sense - but if there are multiple parts to a question - I made sure to write A) on page 1 and even if there was place left over on the bottom of the page to start Part B) I wrote Part B) on page 2. So I made sure to start each part on a separate page.
I then had enough place to strike out / rewrite answer if necessary.
Important point here … for the template questions where you are required to mark a choice and then provide a justification on the right side - I made sure to mark my choice in pencil (initially) and write the justification in pen. That way - I could on a 2nd pass make a correction to my choice - if my later pass gave me fresh insight to the question. I could then strike out my justification in entirety with pen and rewrite that part.