Popular Post ShineeLikeMe 121 Posted March 20, 2011 Popular Post Report Share Posted March 20, 2011 Ya hi. This is really effing late. My laptop is having issues so I had to get it fixed. Please don't hate me forever. Anywho I'll just explain to yall the format of the paper then give you some of the normal question formats that will be on the test. Mkay.Ready? Let's go!The Format YallOk so the paper 1 is divided into 4 different texts: A, B, C, and D. Each of these texts have their own set of questions and prompts. This paper tests two things: Your ability to respond to text based question and a written response to a text. The texts will be all in the language that you have taken and will be chosen externally. You have no say whatsoever in what they pick. Sorry. Although if you get lucky, one of the papers might have a ton of vocabulary from something you've studied already. So you win! But that's lots of luck so just be prepared. By reading the rest of this guide :*.Some Question FormatsOk yes I know. You all take different language B's. But in my experience a lot of the language paper 1's use the same questions. Sooooooo I'll cover what I think is pretty overarching and how to study for them. OR rather...how to BS them...cus let's be honest we don't know what to study for.Multiple Choice This one is always in a paper 1. Each text (minus text D) will always have at least one multiple choice in it. If you can figure this out you're guaranteed at least one point on that text :DDDDD. Alright, so the multiple choice is almost always directly within the text or paraphrasing a section of the text. The multiple choice could ask you to choose the best option that summarizes a certain paragraph in the text, or choose from a list of things that are most relevant to the paragraph in question. I know this is a little vague but before I get clearance from some higher ups I'm not going to go around posting specific examples. Unless you PM me and ask for them because then I'll explain them to you all you want. A really good tip for the multiple choice that works about 60% of the time. Read the longest answer first. A lot of the times its the right one. Matching Sometimes the matching is really easy while others it's a brutal pain in the tuchkis ( did I spell that right?). But the format of this is usually very straight forward. On the left side of the page you are given a list of words from the text with a blank box on the side of the word as well as the line number to the right. To the right of the page is a different set of words that is not within the text. Your directions are to match the words on the left with the words from the right. I find this to be somewhat challenging as you have to know what the words on the left AND right side means in order to match them. Ok after typing that I feel really stupid but I do find it hard. Another type of matching could be "Fill in the letters of the events that occurred within the passage". Here they give you blank boxes on the left and phrases on the right. You are to select the ones on the right that best match up with the passage. Sometimes it must be in order and other times the order does not matter. READ THE DIRECTIONS TO DETERMINE WHICH. Some very useful tips for matching. The most important thing is to use context clues. Fine the word in the passage and read the sentence it is in, it may help you find the connotation of the word. Another important thing to do if you don't know the words on the right is to use root words. Some words branch off of other words so you can find root meanings and even get connotations from them. Remember don't panic if you don't know a word or what a phrase means. Just relax, take some deep karmic breaths and try again. Sometimes words pop out of nowhere at you and you reach epiphanies and want to scream during a test. Just don't L). Fill in the blanks of the passage I freaking hate this part of the test. HAATEEEEE IT!!! Me le choca. While reading the passage you'll come across some blanks in the form of some numbers. These numbers in the passage correspond to the number of the question. For each question you are required to select, from a word bank, which answer best fits within that blank. You think having a word bank is easy don't you? Ya no. The blanks are usually for transition words which are always so vague. Some of the answers sound like they can fill more than one blank and then some of them sound like they don't fill a blank at all. The only tip I have for this is to brush up on your transitions. Memorize all of the ones you can because come test time its a nerve wracking section. Thankfully the max I've ever seen was 5 of them. Get through it and you'll be home free. Short response Self explanatory, you get a question you respond to it using text. The only I have to say for this is try not to use uber long quotes to cover your butt. Be sure of one good sentence and quote up to one sentence. Don't be paranoid and quote 2 words either that won't do. True or False Oh THIS is always fun (hear the sarcasm?). You get boxes to chek true or false then if its true you have to back it up with text from the passage or if its false you have to say how its false and then back it up with text from the passage. It's just straight up text quoting. Make sure you don't quote the wrong thing. Do your best to understand the phrase and don't over think it. Extended Response This part is the only question in text D. It's basically a mini paper 2 where they have you respond to a prompt using quotes from the passage you just read. And....you only get 100 words...For more formatting information on essay responses please refer to my other guide on paper 2. Tips tips tips. Quote lots. You can't misquote here. I've never seen them dock points for quoting too much. But if you don't cover all the points on the markscheme you won't get as many points as you can get. Formatting is like half the score and the other half is quoting. [space reserved for future additions to tips. which there will be. promise]Questions about the guide or want some examples? PM me. 25 Reply Link to post Share on other sites
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