So many students want to find a “quick”easy” way to get through their multiple-choice questions. They want to finish the test quickly and can’t wait to get to the essay section. In this article I will tell you about an amazing method to help you get your mark up in the right direction and to avoid studying.
At the end of every section on the exam you will have an essay, based on the questions you answered. There are two types of essays, the “flow” or completion essay and the “question” essay. A flow essay will help you find areas where you need to improve and then it will ask you to respond with some type of information.
The most common problem with a flow essay is that the student’s efforts at writing the essay are obvious. You see, the flow essay will ask you to say something like: “I need to do my best to achieve a certain result.” And that’s it.
This approach isn’t effective because middle school students simply can’t remember enough to express themselves clearly. They’re not prepared to answer, so they just copy and paste what they want to say and hope for the best.
In fact, this is what teachers’ guidebooks are teaching kids in middle school, but when they are asked to write essays in high school they have no clue how to start. Instead of just copying and pasting, they must now start their own “flow” essay from scratch.
The problem with this approach is that the student has no idea how to break the task down and find the parts of the essay they’ll need to fill in. So they start with the outline they drew up and work backwards to figure out where they’ll need to insert their own personal thoughts. Instead of using the flow essay as a tool to improve their mark, they instead use it as a crutch to get them through the course.
If you want to avoid this “free-for-all” approach to writing an essay, all you need to do is find an approach to write the flow essay that will get you to the important parts. You do this by studying the essay format and breaking it down into smaller parts that you can memorize and put into practice immediately.
For example, take the “end of a lecture” format and break it down into five minutes of talking about the material covered in the whole lecture. Then you look at the beginning and end of the lecture and break it down into segments. Finally, you study the period of time in between the lectures to break it down into two parts, the first part of the lecture that followed the introduction and lastly the one that follows the conclusion.
How about a four-paragraph essay or a short essay? How about studying for a study guide for a chapter or topic? Then break it down into smaller parts?
In this way you can organize your learning and practice the exercises needed to help you complete the flow-assessment essay. You learn to establish “high”low” points on the flow-assessment essay which means you learn to do the task properly.
You should really study the Prince2 Exam format so you can use it as a great tool to help you improve your marks on the test. Make sure to review the basics and find ways to apply the strategies I’ve outlined here.