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SUCCESS IN ECCE 2
READING
FIRST read the
questions and
underline
KEYWORDS.
Then read only
the keywords
again.
2. Bearing
these keywords
in m...
VOCABULARY
5. Trust what you know!
4. Look at all the options (a,b,c,d) and choose the correct one. If you see the word yo...
1. Read the full sentence before and after the gap.
2. Think about the meaning for a moment and try to
figure out what is ...
WRITING 1. Read both topics VERY carefully and underline the words which tell you
what you need to do.
2. Decide which one...
WRITING
1. Read both topics VERY carefully and underline the words which tell you what you need to do.
2. Decide which one...
LISTENING
1. Open the booklet (if
you can!) and read the
questions , before you
start listening!
2. Concentrate on what
yo...
How to succeed in the Michigan ECCE exam
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How to succeed in the Michigan ECCE exam

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Clear instructions on how to deal with every part of the exam .
The ECPE is a race against time and thus you should be aware of the most optimised techniques. This advice has been gathered through years of preparing students successfully.

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How to succeed in the Michigan ECCE exam

  1. 1. SUCCESS IN ECCE 2
  2. 2. READING FIRST read the questions and underline KEYWORDS. Then read only the keywords again. 2. Bearing these keywords in mind, read fast through the passage trying to find the location of each answer. 3. When you have located the answer to a question read CAREFULLY the relevant sentences. 4. Find and underline the relevant sentences so you can refer back later if needed. Decide on the reply IN YOUR MIND first. Then look at the options to locate the correct one . 5. When you are finished with all the questions go to the general question (“the aim of the author is...”) and answer it . SUCCESS IN ECCE 3
  3. 3. VOCABULARY 5. Trust what you know! 4. Look at all the options (a,b,c,d) and choose the correct one. If you see the word you have thought of then this is the correct one . Choose it and go!!!! 3. Pay attention to details like prepositions and word combinations: (so... that, too...to, etc) 2. Think about the meaning for a moment and try to figure out what is missing without looking at the options. 1. Read the full sentence before and after the gap. SUCCESS IN ECCE 4
  4. 4. 1. Read the full sentence before and after the gap. 2. Think about the meaning for a moment and try to figure out what is missing. 3. Pay attention to keywords, the syntax rules (active- passive voice, “if clauses”, causative form…) 4. Pay attention to details like prepositions and word combinations: (so... that, too...to, etc) 5. Look at all the options (a,b,c,d) and choose the correct one. SUCCESS IN ECCE 5
  5. 5. WRITING 1. Read both topics VERY carefully and underline the words which tell you what you need to do. 2. Decide which one you will write. 3. Pay attention to the type of writing (essay, letter,...) and make the format relevant 4. Make a plan of your writing. Remember that you need 1 idea per paragraph. Organise each paragraph according to this plan: • Topic sentence, • Explanation • Example or Elaboration 5. Check your plan against the topic given and the underlined keywords. 6. Note down helpful words: Connectors (In addition , Moreover, Furthermore,/ Although, However, Nevertheless,/ so...that, in order to, therefore, etc.) If you have covered everything then... START Writing SUCCESS IN ECCE 6
  6. 6. WRITING 1. Read both topics VERY carefully and underline the words which tell you what you need to do. 2. Decide which one you will write. 3. Pay attention to the type of writing (essay, letter,...) and make the format relevant 4. Make a plan of your writing. Remember that you need 1 idea per paragraph. Organise each paragraph according to this plan: 1.Topic sentence, 2.Explanation 3.Example or Elaboration 5. Check your plan against the topic given and the underlined keywords. 6. Note down helpful words: Connectors (In addition , Moreover, Furthermore,/ Although, However, Nevertheless,/ so...that, in order to, therefore, etc.) If you have covered everything then... START Writing SUCCESS IN ECCE 7
  7. 7. LISTENING 1. Open the booklet (if you can!) and read the questions , before you start listening! 2. Concentrate on what you listen rather than the booklet. LISTEN DON’T READ!!!! 3. Answer the questions when you have listened to the answer and you have formed the reply in your mind. SUCCESS IN ECCE 8

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