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  1. 1. TIPS FOR ESS EXAMINATION DO’S & DON”TS 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 1
  2. 2. • • • • DO’S Clean handwriting Use proper technical term Use only pen(black pen) In an exam, make sure you read the question completely and fully understand what the examiner wants. • Take spare pens and pencils just in case the one you are using stops working. 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 2
  3. 3. Sample questions • State and explain the ways in which water is essential fro the Plant growth • Decide whether you live in a water-rich or water poor part of the world.Expalin your answer 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 3
  4. 4. • Don't carried away and overload your writing with too many obvious connectives and contrastive; • Answer all questions. Ensure that you plan your time well during the examination. • Any doubt in the examination hall ..rise your hands • Highlighting major points by different color pen 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 4
  5. 5. • Give reasons why water rich and water-poor countries are concentrated in just two continents • Suggest reasons why water use is so high in North America 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 5
  6. 6. • Look at the marks available and read the questions carefully, following instructions given in the paper • Write as neatly as possible to help the examiner to mark your work. • For longer answers, take a few minutes before you begin to produce a structured plan of what you are going to include in each section 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 6
  7. 7. • Allow yourself ten minutes at the end to read through your answers and correct any mistakes • Cross out anything you do not want the examiner to read (e.g. an earlier answer to a question) • Don't assume you know the information by just reviewing notes. Make it active! 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 7
  8. 8. • Understand the question in Essay Questions Many students fail to understand or appreciate what they are required to do. In essay question map your answer and start it Give detailed answer for each question 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 8
  9. 9. • Do plan what you are going to study and when you will study it Do make to do lists. • Write the unit for all the proper moths questions 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 9
  10. 10. • Take the water bottle to the examination hall and drink it when you feel that strain or particular answer will not strikes your mind. Drinking of water will boost your energy as it results active in brain nerves. 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 10
  11. 11. • Include examples for Justification • You must include some practical examples in your answer. • This could be a case study from an organization, something based upon your own experiences, or a topical event you could apply to the answer based on something you have seen in the media. 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 11
  12. 12. • Include flow models, diagrams and quotations • You must remember that flow models, diagrams and quotations will help build and develop your answer. • But these need to be clearly linked back to what the question is asking of you, and be relevant to your argument or explanation 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 12
  13. 13. • Show both sides of the argument in Essay Questions: • This is particularly important when questions invite you to evaluate or discuss and will have arguments both “for” and “against” – 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 13
  14. 14. • • • • • • • Take pride in presentation write clearly use a good pen do not write in the margins label all figures and diagrams refer clearly to workings use punctuation 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 14
  15. 15. And Finally………………………… 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 15
  16. 16. Materials Required • • • • • • 5/15/2013 Pen (Black pen) Pencil Eraser Calculator Scale Water bottle Author -Guru IB/ESS 16
  17. 17. Don’ts 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 17
  18. 18. • No washroom during the exam • Don’t talk inside the hall • Don’t come late • Do not copy or involve in unfair practice in the examination as it may lead to disqualification from selection process at any stage 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 18
  19. 19. • Don't forget to answer the question. • Don't go off on a tangent. Especially in essay questions, make sure your comments are focused toward the question, not just barfing up everything you know on the topic. 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 19
  20. 20. • Don't ignore the value of presentation. The occasional misspelling or incorrect grammar isn't something to worry about, but illegible handwriting and tons of errors will affect the marker's opinion of the quality of your work. 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 20
  21. 21. • Don't run out of time. Make a time budget as soon as you see the exam, and make sure you attempt every question (especially essay questions, which are worth a lot of points). • Do not remind yourself of the tension by watching others 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 21
  22. 22. • Don't think that finals are the end of the world. It isn't. 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 22
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  24. 24. • Separate your initial learning • Be strategic in studying • Identify key topics. Focus on material you don't know • Set targets and dates for completion 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 24
  25. 25. • Select, organize and review key material • Organize material to distinguish between main topics, sub-topics, and details. Look for relationships, connections or patterns • Summarize it using charts, tables, mind maps or webs, quantitative concept summaries, or annotated notes depending on the type of material • Review, aka study, to build your memory 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 25
  26. 26. • Make a study plan, based on number of hours you think you'll need • 3 hour blocks (with a 10 minute break every hour) work well, followed by long break (1.5-2 hours) and do it again - - 9 hours max. a day!! • Distribute study hours across several days, studying 2 or 3 courses a day 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 26
  27. 27. • Write a practice exam, under the same conditions (duration, exam aids) • Make up your own questions, based on learning objectives of the course. • Use old exams and assignments, review questions from text 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 27
  28. 28. • Use relaxation techniques to calm your mind and body, and permit clear thinking. 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 28
  29. 29. • Before the exam • Revision, not re-learning • Prepare a pre-examination study timetable. Share your time between subjects. • Listen for verbal clues offered in lectures and tutorials. • Study actively-verbalise and visualize your revision. • Aim for understanding, not just memorizing the material. • Use concept maps/diagrams. • Work in groups and individually. • Identify problem areas and work on these. • Revise tutorial problems. • Take effective breaks (planned and limited) - regular exercise is good for this. 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 29
  30. 30. During the exam • During reading time • Read the entire paper thoroughly. • Allocate time proportionally to the value of each question. • After reading time • Tick and order the questions you plan to answer. • Re-read the questions and underline key words and phrases. • Write notes/brief outline answers in your exam booklet. 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 30
  31. 31. When answering questions • Number answers clearly and accurately. • Work thoroughly but rapidly. • Answer the hardest questions first particularly if they are worth the most marks. • Use other questions for clues. • Notice where words/figures are emphasized. • Find the themes, relate these to the course objectives. • Identify formulae and equations presented in words. 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 31
  32. 32. Essay/short answer questions • Keep time allocations proportional to marks. • Provide definitions where necessary. • Identify key concepts. • Give examples. • Write clearly and simply 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 32
  33. 33. Before the exam finishes • Re-attempt questions you found too difficult at first. • Make sure the examiner can read your answers and diagrams. • Never leave the exam early. • Use spare time to thoroughly check your answers. • Make sure your name and ID number are marked clearly on all papers. • If you are running out of time never omit a question completely. Give the examiner an outline of how you planned to answer a question/the remainder of the question. 5/15/2013 Author -Guru IB/ESS 33
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