Writing is actually my best section, but that is because of the multiple choice questions I do good in. I feel insecure about writing the essay because I feel it is so much dependent on luck what topic you get and happen to know examples to use.
Do you have to use specific x, y, z examples like specific events or quoted from texts? Like for example, if the prompt asks you to asses whether the world is getting better or worse, and you just do a general paragraph about pollution in the environment rather than talking about a specific oil spill or nuclear meltdown.
If you do use non-specific examples, will it affect the markers impression of your essay and can you get a 12/12 with only general examples and reasoning?