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:
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.
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