No educator wants to teach to a (standardized) test, yet we do want our students to demonstrate their learning and perform as well as they can on that final examination. We all know that learning the material is not enough; students also need to learn how to take the text.
This two-page handout offers students a Final Exam Survival Guide, if you will. It is generic enough for any High School / Adult Education / High Education English Final Exam, yet offers some tried and true, practical advice that will see your students perform better when writing an English final examination.
The tips and tricks presented here in a honest, direct, but humourous way will allow students to showcase their critical thinking and writing skills, regardless of what type of literature they will encounter and write about on their English final.
The tips discussed:
- Titling essays
- Setting a purpose
- Note taking during the exam.
- Hook and Title, Author, Main Point
- Paragraph Form
- Literary Terms
- Diction: Word Power
- In-text citations
- Point. Evidence. Explain.
- The Impotence of Proofreeding
- Narrative Essays