Time Management on the English AP Exam

Learn to manage time effectively to get through English AP exam!

Learn to manage time effectively to get through English AP exam!

Time management is quite important for almost all the tests or exams. Same is true for English AP Exam as well. It is because you can’t get through any test successfully even after knowing all the answers if you are not able to complete the test within prescribed time limits. Now one may wonder how to manage time effectively for the English AP exam. Here are some tips.

In the English AP exam, you will be presented with five-six passages with ten questions for each passage. Therefore, you must take set of ten questions as one unit and hence be as quick as possible so as to utilize your time efficiently for each passage.

Give quick reading to each passage and then start answering the easy questions and keep on leaving the difficult questions for which you are not able to get answers quickly.

Repeat same procedure for each passage so that you may answer maximum questions in minimum time limits. You must move on passage by passage rather than question by question. It will help you to complete all the questions well-in-time.

After completing all the easy questions you must move onto harder questions and spend some time on each question so that you may give a try to all the questions and answer them as well. Since you have already finished the easier questions therefore you will have enough time to try the harder ones.

One important point worth considering in this case is not to give equal time to all the passages as all passages are not equally easy or difficult. You may take lesser time on one passage while you may spend more time on some other passage. Therefore it is advisable to move on at your own pace and try to complete all the questions well-in-time.

This way you can manage your time effectively while taking the English AP exam and get high scores in it.

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Reading with a Political Lens

 It’s all about deciding who is in control.

It’s all about deciding who is in control.

The political lens focuses on the people who wield the power in a particular organization. The political lens, in conjunction with the strategic lens and cultural lens, is used to analyze the different attributes of an organization. While the strategic lens probes the underlying methods by which the organization reaches its professed standards, the cultural lens examines the role played by the organization’s past in modifying its future.

Now, let us see how the concept of political lens can be applied to the art of reading. In order to do this, we have to identify the following factors:

● Stakeholders: This includes the list of all the parties that are related to reading. In this case, it includes the reader and the author and, to some extent, the middlemen such as the publishers and the book sellers.

● Source of power: Here we must pick out the most powerful entity from the list of stakeholders. Though it is the reader who exercises full control of what he or she wants to read, we must not forget the role of the social promoters who can sometimes tip the balance in the favor of a particular author or book. There are also other components which determine the success of a book such as the time of release, the setting in which it is released etc.

● Key interests: This differs from one stakeholder to another. For example, the author’s interests lie in the sales and popularity of his or her book compared to the work of contemporaries in the same genre whereas the publisher is concerned not only with a particular author’s work but that of all the writers under its auspices.

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English Class Techniques for Visual Learners

The figure says it all!

The figure says it all!

Teaching in different styles definitely has a good impact over the students who are listening to us. Rather than boring them by the monotonous style of lecture teaching, visual learning is a new technique that induces the creativity within the students and would assist them to comprehend things better. Here are some techniques for you to implement for your visual learners! As visual learners find it easier to take up information via visual medium, make your English class to be visual-based. Rather than telling a word twice or thrice and then asking them to repeat, if the word you are teaching is a noun, say elephant, bring a visual still of an elephant as it would get into their hearts better.

Visual learners generally have good creativity and so allow them to think and answer your questions. Do not press them to give instant answers as if mugged up! Also, visual learners wish to read silently and so again, do not try to boss them to read aloud. As visual learners are fully committed with seeing, games that are related to watching, observing could be introduced in classes to encourage them. The Board Games, Picture Games and Reading Games are some of the best choices for visual learners. Bring about these games and use different colors for boards, clues and pictures that would be attractive as they tend to catch all these quicker. To put it in a nutshell, teaching for visual learners is all the more interesting too, because, here, the language is taught in a playful manner!

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What Happens to Your Brain When You Read

Brain has the capacity to create images that it just reads through!

Brain has the capacity to create images that it just reads through!

This is rather an interesting discussion that would put your brains wracking! Yes! The question is logical! What would happen to our brain as we read? There are so many aspects to be discussed in detail. Let us have a discussion in short! Neuro-scientists have drawn the brain scans of our brains at different instances as we read. For this, the functional resonance imagings of some readers’ brains were typically scanned and it has quiet a lot of information to share with us. While reading words with strong odor associations like, perfumes, coffee, lavender the primary olfactory cortex of the readers’ brains are lit up. This is not the case while reading the neutral words like building and car.

Similarly, the way the brains handle the metaphors are much far better than the normal terms. For instance, saying that ‘He is a lion in the fight’ induces the sensory cortex rather than just saying he fights so bravely. In the same way, when reading sentences connected with actions like kicking, walking, running, the motor cortex of the brain were found to be activated and the same was reflected in the scans. All these comes to give a conclusion that the brain, as such an organ does not make so much difference between reading an action and the experience gained while performing the action. In both the cases, the same neurological regions within the brain are stimulated.

Keith Oatley, professor of cognitive psychology, University of Toronto, says that the simulations of reality “run on minds of readers just as computer simulations run on computers”. Does it not make it clear as how excited and how the reactions are taking place within the brain as one reads?

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How to Help Your Child with Their English Homework

Understanding your child’s needs is the key to helping them excel at English

Understanding your child’s needs is the key to helping them excel at English

Most of the homework assignments given in school are designed in such a way that students can complete them on their own without any external help. But sometimes, they might require some additional adult help. Here are a few important points to keep in mind while helping your child with their English homework.

They way children learn English is different from how you see it as an adult. Realizing this will ensure that there are no unnecessary misunderstandings between you and your child while trying to tackle the problem of homework assignments. Always give constructive criticism. This encourages your child to work even harder the next time.

If your child requires help on a regular basis, it is time for you to investigate. Find the answers for these questions might help you identify where the problem lies.

● Are the assignments suited for your child’s age level or are they recommended for advanced learners?

● Is your child being taught the relevant topics at school to aid with homework?

● Does your child require special guidance in addition to that offered at school?
Based on the answers, you can talk with your child and his or her teacher to take necessary action.

You must make sure that you are only helping them do their homework and not doing it for them. This will hinder their academic progress as they might fail to learn the concept if you provide them with direct answers. Also, this will set a bad example. The next time they confront a difficult topic, instead of trying to understand the topic, they might assume that you will work it out for them.

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