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How to do well on exams.

March 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Opportunities

Here’s something in the “food for thought” category.

What can you do to excel at language exams? Read, read, and read some more, says Elizabeth Collins. She focuses on the SAT type exams,  which are rather sesquipedalian (look it up!) and often require candidates to cram lengthy word-lists.  Regular reading can make such cramming much easier, or even obviate it,  and it’ll give you the skill-set to deal with any reading section in any exam.

Admittedly, few of you will need to study the kind of vocabulary that SAT candidates do. However, reading skills are invaluable for the Cambridge ESOL exams. The TOEFL requires to understand the general meaning of a technical texts with unfamiliar vocabulary. Making a reading a daily habit will give you skills to succeed.

Here are some of the posts:

Words to live by (Do I need to say that you should look up the words from the example she gives?)

You say you know what that word means

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