Practice with Short Essays
Your professor may ask you to do this as a classroom exercise. Review the section in the text
on how to write a short essay. Answer the following short essay worth five points.
1. Explain how you can improve your chances of success when preparing for exams.
Include the physical, mental, and emotional preparation necessary for success.
2. Rate your essay. Did you do the following?
_____I read the directions and the essay question thoroughly before I began.
_____I organized my thoughts or made a brief outline before starting.
_____The first sentence was a direct answer and rephrased the question.
_____My thesis statement or main idea was clear.
_____The remaining sentences in the essay supported my main idea.
_____Since this is a five point essay, I made at least five key points in the essay.
_____My answer was written clearly and neatly. My handwriting was legible.
_____I spelled the words correctly and used good grammar.
_____I read over my essay to make sure it made sense.
3. For essay exams, I need to work on:
From CollegeScope/College and Career Success by Dr. Marsha Fralick