Essay of exams

Essay of exams

Effective essay planning

Do they mean the same thing? Houghton Mifflin Company, , pp. Number your ideas in order of appropriate sequence first step to last step, most important to least important, etc. One strategy is to divide the available time according to percentage worth of the question. Note the main information in point form. Remember that your instructor will likely be reading a large pile of exams. If they don’t, you’ve misread the question. Do I stick to my thesis statement? Instead, consider listing the key points you still want to make.

Relation words ask you to demonstrate how things are connected. This will reduce “clutching” or panic anxiety, actually fear which disrupts thoughts. Find a classmate or friend willing to talk over key ideas and implications. Answers will come to mind immediately for some questions Write down key words, listings, etc.

Did I provide the information requested? Number your answers If you have to write more than one essay, always indicate the number of the essay so it is clear which question you are answering.

You can write a plan on the exam paper itself, or on any spare paper you have with you. Give the main points or facts in condensed form, like the summary of a chapter, omitting details and illustrations.

Use transitions to tie your ideas together. For answers that require a paragraph or two, jot down several important ideas or specific examples that help to focus your thoughts. His Chaucer was designed as a unified work of art or high craft. This may seem unfair, but keep in mind that instructors plan exams to be reasonably comprehensive. Your instructor also cannot give you credit for what they cannot understand. Organize small study groups with classmates to explore and review course materials throughout the semester.

These suggestions will save you lots of time and misery later.

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