Will restating the question on our FRQ lower my score?
Restating the question probably won’t lower your score. However, it will take up extra time and time is very limited on this exam, so it is not recommended at all. Also, if you only restate the question and don’t actually provide an answer to the question, or if it makes your answer really confusing for the reader, you will not get any points. Therefore, it’s best just to answer the question instead of restating it. Makes things easier and quicker for both you and the reader.