In just over a month’s time, I will be amongst those lucky teachers who will be spending 3hrs frantically writing, full speed, trying to package all the information just exactly how the examiners want it. Yep, the Delta Module 1 exam is getting nearer.
So far, my revision has consisted of creating this handy tool:
I can’t take credit for the phonemic chart, that of course belongs to Adrian Underhill. The map of the Delta exam, however, is miiiine. I have done absurd amounts of reading for my M.A. modules, so between that and the Delta Module 1 input I had last semester, which was nicely reinforced by the Delta Module 2 and 3 input in the same time period, so I am hoping that the key to this exam will be packaging the information the way the examiners want it. And so the wall chart was born. It is a synthesis of all the exam technique tips we discovered in the input sessions and through doing practice tasks, as well as the multiple examiners reports we received.
If nothing else, it was a good excuse to get the coloured pens out! Hopefully, though, having it stare at me for the next month will help on exam day. Time will tell!
What a wall chart! Have you got the past papers with examiner’s comments? My revision last year mainly consisted of me and my AM (who was also taking the exam) answering questions, then looking at the examiner comments and marking them harshly (normally whilst consuming pizza and/or cookies to cheer us up). We got through all the past papers like this, and it really, really helped.
I wrote a reply to this earlier but it seems to have vanished into a black hole! Hmmm. Will try again… We have a few past papers and examiners comments, yes. And there’s a past paper on our VLE that I need to download and do under exam conditions before the 24th May, when we have a final revision session! Meanwhile, I am about to be submerged by a wave of M.A. assessment deadlines, so the Delta revision is slightly on hold. Although I like to think everything is vaguely relevant to it! How did you find the exam in the end?
Thanks for the luck, that’s something I’ll definitely not be saying no to any of!! 🙂
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Very helpful! What’s CLOGS?
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