Mike McGuireMVCommunity CollegeCOM102Writing UnderPressureStrategies for Success
How do you feel about timed writing?▪Love it?▪Hate it?▪Fear it?▪Doesn’tbother you?GET STRESSED?
Nobody likes “pressure” but…▪Bite the bullet.doing things under pressure is apart of life▪Prepare yourself.there are strategies and skillsthat you can learn to make iteasier▪Put yourself at ease.stress can work against you
Strategies for Success▪Understand the question.▪Actually answer the question.▪Budget your time well.▪Follow your writing process.123
Why students fail essay exams?▪The biggest reason students fail essay exams isthat they simply don’t answer the question.FACT
First, understand the question.▪Identify the CUE words.What is the question asking you to do?▪describe, argue, criticize, analyze, discuss, classify, compare,defend, debunk, define, summarize, prove, relate, support, etc.▪Identify the KEY words.