The CREAC Format

The CREAC Format

Learn the CREAC paradigm and why it’s the best way to structure your answer for maximum points.


Welcome to The CREAC Format! Previously, we showed you how to arrange the various issues in your overall answer. In this lesson, we’ll help you structure your discussion of each discrete issue, using, you guessed it, the CREAC format. CREAC stands for:

• Conclusion,

• Rule,

• Explanation,

• Application, and

• Conclusion.

I. Conclusion

Let’s start with the C, your first conclusion. When you begin discussing an issue, state your conclusion up front. This helps in two ways. First, it shows your...