Episode 5 of the Exam Study Expert podcast: “Revision for English exams: slightly awesome tips with Mr Salles”.

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Our guest this week is Mr Salles, the “slightly awesome” English teacher, from the YouTube channel “Mr Salles Teaches English” (www.youtube.com/user/dominicsalles/).

“Slightly” awesome is underselling it: Mr Salles is an expert English teacher, who has spent years figuring out the secrets to success in English exams, and developing a set of seriously impressive formulas and strategies to help students dramatically exceed their expectations in the exam.

If you’re studying for high school English exams, you’re in the right place – this episode is packed with tips and strategies for:

  • How to write well, and train yourself to be an accurate writer
  • How to approach creative writing questions
  • Strategies to revise for English language
  • Putting yourself in the top few percent of students in 19th century literature questions by understanding the “five big ideas” that defined the age
  • Exam technique secrets for English exams
  • Inside the mind of the examiner, and how to turn it to your advantage
  • Learning English quotes for the exam (useful memory tips)
  • Special advice for GCSE English language and GCSE English literature exams

Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

You can find more of Mr Salles at his website: https://theslightlyawesometeacher.com/, and be sure to check out and subscribe to his YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/dominicsalles/.

If you’re taking the AQA GCSE English Language exam, you might like to get yourself a copy of “The Mr Salles Guide to 100% in AQA English Language Exam”, available on Amazon.

If you’re a teacher, Mr Salles has written about using education research and psychology in his book “The Slightly Awesome Teacher: Using Edu-Research to Get Brilliant Results”, available from Amazon.

You can get the Bristol University grammar exercises (all for free) at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/exercises/grammar/grammar_tutorial/index.htm.

To read out-of-print books for free, go to http://www.gutenberg.org/.

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