Exam Tips for Changing Landscape Tutorial 4

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Slides for the final tutorial of the Changing Landscape of Singapore module. …

Slides for the final tutorial of the Changing Landscape of Singapore module.

Prepared exam tips for the class and though this might be something that is useful to people in general

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  • 1.
    • Exam
    • Changing Landscapes of Singapore
    • Tutorial 4
  • 2.
    • Exam Format
  • 3.
    • 3
    • out of six questions
  • 4.
    • 2
    • hours to answer three questions
  • 5.
    • 40
    • minutes per question approximately
  • 6.
    • 20
    • marks each
  • 7.
    • 3.5
    • pages for each question maximum
  • 8.
    • Before you write
  • 9.
    • Read
    • Read the questions carefully
  • 10.
    • Identify
    • Find the keywords and find out how many parts in question
  • 11.
    • Plan
    • Plan what you want to write before you write
  • 12.
    • Choose
    • Do the questions you are most confident in
  • 13.
    • Writing
  • 14.
    • Legible
    • Make sure we can read your handwriting
  • 15.
    • Organize
    • introduction, argument, conclusion
  • 16.
    • Paragraph
    • topic sentence, example, analysis
  • 17.
    • Introduction
    • Explain key phrases & introduce main points
    • “ In this essay, I will be talking about…”
    • “ First I will … then followed by …”
  • 18.
    • Timing
  • 19.
    • Time
    • Make sure you have enough time for each question
  • 20.
    • Abandon
    • Skip to the next question
  • 21.
    • Don’t
  • 22.
    • Don’t
    • spot topics
  • 23.
    • Don’t
    • write in point form
  • 24.
    • Don’t
    • be Shakespeare
    • Get to the point.
  • 25.
    • Don’t
    • regurgitate
    • You must contextualize and explain relevance.
  • 26.
    • Do
  • 27.
    • Do
    • check out past year exam questions
  • 28.
    • Do
    • read textbook and lecture notes
  • 29.
    • Do
    • understand concepts
  • 30.
    • Do
    • know facts on Singapore’s ideologies and policies
  • 31.
    • Do
    • find out more about landscapes in Singapore
  • 32.
    • Keywords
  • 33.
    • Discuss
    • Debate, give reasons for and against.
    • Examine the implications.
    • Produce evidence.
  • 34.
    • Evaluate
    • State the positive and negative points.
    • Make an appraisal of truth or usefulness.
    • Justify your answer.
  • 35.
    • Explain
    • Make plain
    • Interpret and account for
    • Give reasons for what, how and effects
  • 36.
    • Illustrate
    • Make clear and explicit
    • Show by explaining and examples
    • Explain the meaning by giving opinion
  • 37.
    • Justify
    • Give good reason & explanation.
    • Show grounds for decision or conclusion
    • State why a course of action has been chosen
    • Answer possible objections
  • 38.
    • Define
    • Give the meaning.
    • Keep it short.
  • 39.
    • Compare
    • Point out similarities and differences
    • Perhaps, reach a conclusion of which is preferable
  • 40.
    • Contrast
    • Bring out the differences
    • Draw up a distinction between the options
  • 41.
    • 05.05.08