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The key to surviving and achieving in english


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The key to surviving and achieving in english

  1. 1. The Key To Surviving and Achieving in English Top Tips from Mrs Croft
  2. 2. Top Tip 1 <ul><li>IMAGINATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use it! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t just write a boring sentence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about how you can make your work stand out! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Top Tip 2 <ul><li>Don’t forget the PUNCTUATION! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Top Tip 3 <ul><li>WOW words. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t use boring words. Use interesting ones instead. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It might take you a few more minutes to think of, but it will be worth it! </li></ul></ul>This baby was extremely impressed when he saw the word ‘unambiguously’ in your work!
  5. 5. Top Tip 4 <ul><li>Always use connectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And, not just the boring ones either! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meanwhile, consequently, therefore etc </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Top Tip 5 <ul><li>Open your sentences in interesting ways. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This will grab the attention of the marker immediately! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Top Tip 6 <ul><li>Don’t panic in exams! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exams make everyone panic – even teachers! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take a deep breath before you start. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read the question once…and then read it again to make sure! </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Top Tip 7 <ul><li>Keep reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read everything you can get your hands on! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Books (fiction/non-fiction) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Road signs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t skip the speech bits on computer games and read the subtitles too! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Top Tip 8 <ul><li>Keep Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep a diary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write for fun! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try writing for long periods of time about anything you want just so you get used to it! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Then your hand won’t hurt so much in exams! </li></ul></ul></ul>