Last Minute Tips for Essay Exams Part 2

In our last entry,  helpful elephants gave us some tips on how to help students with essay exam questions. As students with learning disabilities sometimes have a hard time gathering their thoughts and staying organized during essay exams, they gave us some tips on developing an initial essay structure.

With some of our students facing their last daunting exams, we were in luck because our wrinkly friends came back to our office to offer more last minute help.

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Our elephant friends visited the office with more last minute tips.

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Last Minute Tips for Essay Exams

Almost all students get nervous when faced with an essay exam question.

After completing the multiple choice and short answer questions sections, they’re suddenly faced with a blank sheet of paper. A set of instructions demand they now write a few paragraphs on a topic (or even worse, come up with one).

And time is ticking.

For some students with learning disabilities, the essay portion of an exam can be the hardest of all. Time pressure, difficulties gathering their thoughts and keeping the essay organized can cause a student to perform below their potential and turn a creative exercise into a frightening experience.…

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Tips for Answering Multiple Choice Tests

It never fails to get your heart racing.

You open up an exam booklet, confident that you’ve studied as hard as you can and feel ready, willing and able to show them what you know.

Then you see it. 

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Stressed out? Multiple choice exams can be notoriously difficult for students with learning disabilities.

The scary big brother of true-false questions, multiple choice tests and questions can be hard for most students. For students with learning disabilities they can be downright terrifying.…

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Surviving True False Exams

At some point in our lives, we’ve all had to answer really tough true-false questions. Sometimes the questions are ambiguous, the dates hard to remember and sometimes the question itself is just plain hard to understand.


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Students with learning disabilities often have trouble with tricky true-false questions.


Teachers sometimes use true or false questions because they require less reading than, say, a multiple choice question or an essay and scoring them is easy and reliable. Problems often come from the questions themselves being ambiguous, badly worded or when they are used to test for very particular facts (dates, precise locations and names for example).…

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