I worked very hard in the AM about the essay question, but my writing anwer was very scratchy, will it influence my score if the graders feel very hard to read?
CFAI says: “Handwriting is rarely so poor that the answer cannot be graded.” (http://www.cfainstitute.org/cfaprogram/exams/format/Pages/cfa_exam_question_formats.aspx)
As long as it CAN be read, you should be OK.
I’m sure they’ve seen it all. It’s an exam filled with time pressure. I personally went back over my answers and crossed out words that looked illegible and rewrote them.
Should not worry, graders are used to seeing people writing in full speed – as long as its not latin and greek