English Tuition - How to Study for O Level English?
One subject that students often struggle to study for has to be O level English. With many components tested in O level English, students are expected to know how to answer questions in these components well, in order to achieve excellent grades for it. To study effectively and efficiently for O level English, here are some aspects to consider:
i. Have The End In Mind: When studying for O level English, students should first identify what is the goal that they have for the subject. Similarly, they should identify intermediate plans along the way before the O level English papers, which serve as little landmarks for students to check their progress.
ii.Have A Battle Plan: A battle plan for O level English involves a few aspects: knowing your strengths and weaknesses in the subject, what studying methods work best for you and what type of assistance/support do you need to do well (for example, English Tuition?). Subsequently, highlight key areas of concern for you to work on, be it by yourself or with an English tutor.
iii.Prepare Materials: Studying for a subject and excelling in it is similar to fighting wars: the student must be prepared with logistical means necessary for them to focus on studying efficiently and effectively. To do so, the student needs to prepare materials that he/she deems to be essential for the study preparation. These logistics include assessment books/papers, notes (prepared by themselves or by English tutors), English tuition specific to their areas of concern (O level comprehension? Situational Writing in O level English? Continuous Writing in O level English?) and many more. The key idea is to have the support necessary nearby to be used at the student’s disposal.
iv.Practice: Knowing the key skills and knowledge required of O level English is insufficient; students need sufficient practice to internalize the skills and knowledge learnt in order to use it during examinations. Focused practice, with the supervision and immediate feedback provided for by a English tutor specializing in O level English Papers, may be the extra push that a student needs to attain greater learning and in turn, do better.
v.Refresh Your Learning: After the practices and skills learned in school and in tuition, students need to revisit these knowledge regularly to keep themselves familiar with the content and the skills taught. Familiarity with the skills and knowledge required for excelling in the examinations thus allow the student to be use them effectively and efficiently. Consequently, the student can spend less time and effort in the examination recalling previously taught information. This gives the student even more time to tackle possibly more difficult questions in the paper, which subsequently helps to distinguish them.
We hope these aspects discussed will give students a more coherent idea of how O level English can be studied effectively and efficiently for maximal excellence. For those interested to find out more on how we use the tips above for better teaching and learning in our students, visit our English Tuition page or call Simon at 9689 0510.