Ten and a half tips for exams.

13 May

Some helpful advice for test takers.

ELTSU Winchester

Boo!

Ok that might be the only word in the English Language scarier than ‘exam’. But, we are in exam season and no matter how you feel about them exams can be frightening and stressful for many if not most.

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The word ‘exam’ is an example of what linguists call a clipping, it is a short form of examination. Other clippings include ‘bro’ for ‘brother’ and ‘telly’ for ‘television’. The reason I find this interesting is that clippings tend to be more common in informal, casual or friendly contexts, not what most people would associate with an exam.

Here’s a few ideas about how to make sure you do as well as you can on the exams.

1 – Get enough sleep; plenty of sleep is even better. More and more exams require higher level thinking and reasoning, and this is nearly impossible to do…

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