There is no denying that drywall is a particularly tricky material to deal with. Try to pick it up on your own and you are likely to tweak a major muscle in your back, but drop it from a small height and it will break apart.
It is equal parts sturdy and fragile which can make it an absolute bear to cut. As great as it would be to finish a project that didn’t require any type of cutting, there are very few rooms that are designed to exactly fit the specifications and shape of drywall sheets. That means you had better learn how to cut it so that you don’t blow your entire budget by destroying sheet after sheet.
Perhaps the most important step in the whole process is measuring the area where the drywall is going to go. If you need to double check your measurements, then do so. Even being off by an inch or two can mean that an entire sheet is wasted and you starting from scratch. Once you have the measurements you need, you should then mark them out on the drywall, preferably using something straight so that you get a perfect line to cut along. It sounds ridiculous to have to actually say that, but people will try to freehand it and completely mess up again.
The cutting step is where most people go completely wrong as they seem to get it into their head that they have to hack their way through the entire sheet.
It’s then just a simple task of cutting the paper on the backside and you are done.