What did you work on today? List your focus and tasks completed.
What writing goal have you set for yourself?
Name one important skill you need to do well on an English essay exam?
Prioritize: Make a plan to stay organised and on top of your studies. Practice: Use your prepared notes sheet and practice writing your essay Relax: Take breaks throughout your studies and get enough sleep the night before.
Exam Skills for English Students
Time Management: The ability to manage one's time effectively to ensure that you leave time to revise your writing Exam Preparation: Taking the necessary steps to ensure that one is adequately prepared for an exam, such as studying, planning, and revising. Test Taking Strategies: Techniques used to answer essay questions, such as analyzing the question, brainstorming, and reading questions carefully.
Students who practice visualization techniques before taking an exam score higher on average than students who don't. Students who take short naps before an exam have improved mental clarity and test performance. Listening to calming music before an exam can significantly reduce stress and help with focus.
Did you know?
What strategies have you used to prepare for an English essay exam?
What techniques can you use to reduce exam anxiety?
How have you grown in your exam skills since the beginning of the year?
What areas do you need to continue to work on when it comes to exams?
Brain break: Draw a rainbow-colored octopus with jellybeans on its tentacles.
Prepare and print your note sheet.
What is the best way to manage your time during an exam?
- Divide your time equally among all questions
- Spend more time on difficult questions
- Answer the easiest questions first
Why is it important to read instructions carefully before starting an exam?
- To make sure you understand what is being asked of you
- To look for hidden messages in the instructions
- To pass time before starting
When answering essay questions, what should be done first?
- Brainstorm ideas and create an outline
- Start writing immediately
- Read every possible resource
What can be done to reduce test anxiety?
- Take deep breaths and focus on positive thoughts
- Drink coffee or other caffeinated drinks
- Listen to loud music
Work together in pairs: What strategies have you found to be the most effective for studying for exams?