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    Someone please help a girl out here! My English exam is on the 31st May and I am really worried about the personal writing section of the paper! I have no idea what topics I could write about for the questions. I know it doesn't have to be true but I spend so much time dwelling on what I'm going to write I waste so much time and I already have time management problems especially with my previous biology exam a couple of days ago but that's a different story! If you could give me some ideas of questions and topics to answer them with it would be great!!
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    (Original post by Jayde_Murray)
    Someone please help a girl out here! My English exam is on the 31st May and I am really worried about the personal writing section of the paper! I have no idea what topics I could write about for the questions. I know it doesn't have to be true but I spend so much time dwelling on what I'm going to write I waste so much time and I already have time management problems especially with my previous biology exam a couple of days ago but that's a different story! If you could give me some ideas of questions and topics to answer them with it would be great!!
    If you're going to make one up - which is advisable, with the caveat that the best lies are based on some truth... apparently..) then you have to think of what techniques you want to use that will get marks in your section and write withcthat in mind.

    I don't know these exact techniques but if you write ideas and what kind of techniques you're using, then I can give you feedback.

    Or even if you give me one line ideas and how to get marks, I can still offer suggestions.
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    (Original post by Kevin De Bruyne)
    If you're going to make one up - which is advisable, with the caveat that the best lies are based on some truth... apparently..) then you have to think of what techniques you want to use that will get marks in your section and write withcthat in mind.

    I don't know these exact techniques but if you write ideas and what kind of techniques you're using, then I can give you feedback.

    Or even if you give me one line ideas and how to get marks, I can still offer suggestions.
    Hey, thanks for replying! I can't really prepare what exactly I'm going to write because the topic I have to write about will be on the paper. So the questions that's asked can vary. For example, I'll have to write about "someone you admire", "best gift ever given or received", "a place you'd like to live", "your favourite day at school"... that sort of thing so what I'm looking for is some unique ideas that I could maybe twist a little for most possible questions or even just an idea for one question that's been asked before which could be asked again!
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    (Original post by Jayde_Murray)
    Hey, thanks for replying! I can't really prepare what exactly I'm going to write because the topic I have to write about will be on the paper. So the questions that's asked can vary. For example, I'll have to write about "someone you admire", "best gift ever given or received", "a place you'd like to live", "your favourite day at school"... that sort of thing so what I'm looking for is some unique ideas that I could maybe twist a little for most possible questions or even just an idea for one question that's been asked before which could be asked again!
    My advice would be to practice potential questions and get into the habit of writing those unique things, not just the content but your writing technique as well.

    I don't know enough about the spec to suggest those techniques but again, happy to critique any work you post!

    The key to practicing I guess is getting into the habit of asking yourself 'what makes a good answer to this question?' And doing that on the spot in the exam.

    As you can see they're unlikely to ask the same thing twice but likely to ask something similar (as in, you know it's a past experience question...) so may be worth making your own up!
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    (Original post by Jayde_Murray)
    Someone please help a girl out here! My English exam is on the 31st May and I am really worried about the personal writing section of the paper! I have no idea what topics I could write about for the questions. I know it doesn't have to be true but I spend so much time dwelling on what I'm going to write I waste so much time and I already have time management problems especially with my previous biology exam a couple of days ago but that's a different story! If you could give me some ideas of questions and topics to answer them with it would be great!!
    Jayde: what exam board?

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    Jayde: what exam board?

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    (Original post by Jayde_Murray)
    Someone please help a girl out here! My English exam is on the 31st May and I am really worried about the personal writing section of the paper! I have no idea what topics I could write about for the questions. I know it doesn't have to be true but I spend so much time dwelling on what I'm going to write I waste so much time and I already have time management problems especially with my previous biology exam a couple of days ago but that's a different story! If you could give me some ideas of questions and topics to answer them with it would be great!!
    I was looking into the exam predictions and I believe a speech will come up. I have a feeling your favourite... will to, typically a possession
 
 
 
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