How do I revise for a French Writing exam?

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Is there anything more to it than just writing it over and over? Maybe you have techniques that may be useful, or ways of approaching it? (e.g. sentence by sentence rather than the whole thing at once.

The exam is at the end of March, but I also have an English exam this week. Will I be able to revise successfully in 2-3 weeks or is that pushing it?

Also, whilst you're here, if you have any tips for a (similar) English Narrative exam, you can include them too :)

Posted Sun 4th March, 2012 @ 21:18 by A

10 Answers

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When I did my french writing exam, I just wrote it out again and again, because that's how I find it best to learn long pieces of writing. I did a sentence at a time, and didn't moved on until I had learnt it. Also, maybe try cutting out the sentences and then try to put it back into the right order :) I think you still have enough time :) How many words is your French? x

Answered Mon 5th March, 2012 @ 20:23 by Little Miss Chatterbox
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i agree with Louise! this is how i do it too. it also helps me to read it once or twice then try to write it out without looking, then when i get stuck i look then carry on until i finish the paragraph or sentence im doing. if you try saying it aloud to yourself as you write. basically keep going and glancing when you get really stuck until you can do it without look at all! works for me evey time, just learn it bit by bit over a week doing one paragraph each night!

Warning; this method means alot of writing so tends to require alot of paper.

Answered Sun 1st April, 2012 @ 15:41 by Nelly Barnes
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Obviously try and write it out a few times, but it is always useful to make flash cards. Or, you can record it and listen to it when you're not doing anything useful! 

Answered Tue 7th May, 2013 @ 17:02 by Shreeshree
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I got an A* for my French GCSE last year and for the writing it helps to split up the paragraphs and learn each paragraph one sentence at a time. Both re-writing it and speaking it aloud to yourself will help.

Answered Wed 8th January, 2014 @ 13:29 by Bethany Holland
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Thanks very much! The whole class hasn't completely finished theirs yet as the teacher is basically just doing a paragraph every week, but we're near the end now :) I haven't counted exactly, but I believe it's about 7/8 paragraphs, so roughly 2/3 sides (I have small writing).

Thanks again!

Answered Mon 5th March, 2012 @ 21:45 by A
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I way I remember my writing exam for french was singing/saying each paragraph over and over again and saying it to friends and family because you only remember a small percentage of what you read and write so its better for you if you say it to yourself till you know it word for word...!

Answered Sat 31st March, 2012 @ 16:40 by Louise
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I just wrote it out paragraph at a time, then afterwards say it aloud.  It really helps to speak the whole lot to somebody once learnt, and they can check for your mistakes.

Answered Mon 15th May, 2017 @ 20:25 by harriet.abernethie
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will someone be able to help me because i am doing the new specnext year and we dotn get told about what is on the test we just have to know everything and i cant revise 

Answered Thu 25th May, 2017 @ 05:19 by haparr
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will someone be able to help me because i am doing the new specnext year and we dotn get told about what is on the test we just have to know everything and i cant revise 

Answered Thu 25th May, 2017 @ 05:19 by haparr
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I would definitely usually use revision cards and set a question at the top and write a chunk to answer the question. Then include keywords at the bottom too. And it is usually best to write in colour because it is then much more easily remembered...

Answered Sun 17th June, 2018 @ 15:51 by Lauren Barnes