Last year, I gave my IGCSEs. I did quite well but unfortunately, ended up scoring a D in English Language B. I don't know what happened- or how it happened- it completely left me shattered! I have considered retaking the exam this January since I don't want a D in my marksheet.
I've been looking up useful resources on the internet and trying to read as many articles as I can. But the thing is, whenever I try to write an essay, I can't seem to do so. It feels as if my head is completely blank and I feel extremely anxious. I am afraid the conditions in the exam hall will make my situation worse. I was wondering if any of you could help me with my situation here.
I've been feeling very guilty about retaking the exams. And I don't want to fail this time.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
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- Thread Starter
- 06-01-2017 18:46
- 09-01-2017 11:56
Planning essays always helps. AND PAST PAPERS. Get used to doing them.
What do you have to do in your English B paper? (E.g. summaries, responding to an article, etc.)
- Thread Starter
- 09-01-2017 13:00
There are basically three sections. Section A is comprehension- there are two passages and some questions provided. Section B is usually a letter/ report/ article/ speech. And section C is essay writing- argumentative/ descriptive/ story writing/ narrative. I don't think I have problems regarding section A. It's section B and section C I am worried about and I think I lost marks for that in my last exam. I won't say I am bad at writing but I tend to get anxious and when I try to brainstorm, I run out of ideas. I've tried reading some sample essays and looking up past papers and examiner reports but I am still worried I might score bad this time as well. This is my final chance and I don't want to mess this up. So I was hoping I could get some help here.