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Hello, I’m currently doing my mocks and Ive got 25% extra time and I’ve already failed to finish my English lit and language aswell as my history exam. I didn’t know I was this bad with time management but now I’m scared because in class I’m quite good but I’ve not been able to finish so I’m scared I won’t get accepted to sixth form.
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Ask the teacher to help you give you a preferred time for each question and then practice past papers to stick to those times.
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You may be writing a lot of irrelevant stuff - have a look at your marked papers to see if lots of it got no marks. If that's the case then you need to work on answering the question and not just writing everything you know about the subject.
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In English lit I always gave myself an hour per essay (as I also got extra time). Make sure you write an essay plan to make sure that everything you’re writing is relevant. If you’ve revised properly and know the content, it really shouldn’t be hard to finish an essay. Make sure you do lots of practice questions, plans and essays. You’ll only get quicker if you practice a lot. But honestly the best thing you can do is just learn all the content in depth so in the exam you aren’t wasting time thinking about what the answer is
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(Original post by Helpme7274)
Hello, I’m currently doing my mocks and Ive got 25% extra time and I’ve already failed to finish my English lit and language aswell as my history exam. I didn’t know I was this bad with time management but now I’m scared because in class I’m quite good but I’ve not been able to finish so I’m scared I won’t get accepted to sixth form.
The way to sort this is to practice writing essays to time. Normally its 45 minutes an essay, so lest say you get an extra 10 mins an essay 55 minutes.

You could do 15-20 min detailed essay plans or 30 min main paragraphs 10 -12 min conclusions.
If you do enough, then the time limit will sort you out. By half way you should be half way in your essay or just under.
Places you should focus is where you sore the highest marks per minuet. Practice will get you there.
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Ask the teacher to help you give you a preferred time for each question and then practice past papers to stick to those times
She does, but if I move one, I skip it without completing the questions. For example we were meant to do a 10 marker and by the time I was meant to move on I’d only answered a quarter of the question. So I moved on without completing my answer . Thanks for your reply mate
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The way to sort this is to practice writing essays to time. Normally its 45 minutes an essay, so lest say you get an extra 10 mins an essay 55 minutes.

You could do 15-20 min detailed essay plans or 30 min main paragraphs 10 -12 min conclusions.
If you do enough, then the time limit will sort you out. By half way you should be half way in your essay or just under.
Places you should focus is where you sore the highest marks per minuet. Practice will get you there.
Hey mate cheers,I appreciate your reply, and would you recommend practicing often?
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Hey mate cheers,I appreciate your reply, and would you recommend practicing often?
(Original post by 999tigger)
The way to sort this is to practice writing essays to time. Normally its 45 minutes an essay, so lest say you get an extra 10 mins an essay 55 minutes.

You could do 15-20 min detailed essay plans or 30 min main paragraphs 10 -12 min conclusions.
If you do enough, then the time limit will sort you out. By half way you should be half way in your essay or just under.
Places you should focus is where you sore the highest marks per minuet. Practice will get you there.
Also mate even if I’m not done within the 55 odd minutes should I move on anyway?
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You may be writing a lot of irrelevant stuff - have a look at your marked papers to see if lots of it got no marks. If that's the case then you need to work on answering the question and not just writing everything you know about the subject.
Hey mate cheers for the reply, well normally when we do tests in class I normally do quite well (not great by any means tho) and my work is at a good standard and I don’t normally waffle, and just go on.
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Also mate even if I’m not done within the 55 odd minutes should I move on anyway?
You just need to be disciplined you write a full essay within the time available.
Once you can write one essay in time its then rinse and repeat 4x.
No excuse for mistiming essays, especially as you have 25% to fall back on.

You need to pace yourself so you finish essay 1,2,3,4 at 25/50/75 and 100% of allocated time.
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In English lit I always gave myself an hour per essay (as I also got extra time). Make sure you write an essay plan to make sure that everything you’re writing is relevant. If you’ve revised properly and know the content, it really shouldn’t be hard to finish an essay. Make sure you do lots of practice questions, plans and essays. You’ll only get quicker if you practice a lot. But honestly the best thing you can do is just learn all the content in depth so in the exam you aren’t wasting time thinking about what the answer is
Cheers mate, (sorry don’t know what’s it called) but when they give you a newspaper or some sort of story to read and give you 3 mark and 10 mark questions on it (a01 a02 a03 questions etc) I always run out of time, however I’m okay at doing the articles reviews and most of the other things.
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