Before you read

A student gets an exam paper from the teacher

Before you even start to read the texts in the exam there are lots of things you can do to help you get a good mark. Read these tips and feel confident and prepared before you start. 


What do you usually do before you start reading in an exam? Do you have any top tips to share?

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Submitted by Teacher1984 on Wed, 02/15/2023 - 14:50


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Submitted by Jo - Coordinator on Thu, 02/16/2023 - 08:19

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Submitted by Animeci_Afton on Sun, 01/08/2023 - 11:16

I read the questions before I start reading the text in the exam. I recommend other people to do the same, it really works.

Submitted by GoldenHour_Girl on Wed, 04/05/2023 - 16:10

I agree. It's especially helpful when time limits are not in favour of our reading speed.

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Submitted by mimi98 on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:32

good exam

Submitted by suedaaaa on Wed, 12/28/2022 - 17:28


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Submitted by mimi98 on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 14:18

good job
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