Writing exams can sometimes be scary. You’re sitting down, the exam has started and you have the exam paper. Now what? The first thing is not to worry! The tips and advice in this section will help you to plan, write and review your writing task in an exam.
When you are in a writing exam you shouldn't start writing immediately. You must think about the following questions and then plan your time carefully.
- How much time do you have for the writing exam?
- How many writing tasks do you have to do?
When you know the answer to these two questions you should divide your time into three parts:
- Part 1 – Planning time
- Part 2 – Writing time
- Part 3 – Reviewing time
We have organised this section into these three parts. Use the 'Book navigation' box on the right-hand side of the page to work through this section. Remember that you can ask us questions in the comments if there's anything you don't understand.
Do you find writing exams easy or difficult? What sort of writing exams do you have to do at school?