ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
for Certificate Tests: A Process Essay
This week, we will continue with process writing. We will
first discuss, then write about activities good students need
to pursue in order to prepare well for the upcoming
Follow a logical order: each body paragraph
represents one step, chronologically ordered, with full
details given in the form of examples and vivid detail.
Make sure to fully develop each body
paragraph. Include a clear topic sentence and don’t forget a
Make your transitions from paragraph to
Write a short process essay on the following
• Three practical ideas a student may use to
prepare well for the certificate tests.
• Outline, briefly, the specific process a student must follow.
Do this for all three body paragraphs.
The first activity good students perform is one that needs to
begin on the first day of the term: review. Review is an active
process. A student begins by reviewing what she learned in class
that day. Class notes should be reread and then filed by date in
a binder. As the term progresses, a student is wise to briefly
go over all materials, in sequence, at least once a week. Do you
still understand a key term introduced in September? If you have
reviewed class materials regularly, your answer will be, Yes!
Review is the backbone of a successful student’s study strategy
and must begin each new term. (109 words; first draft by Brad
Certificate Tests Preparation: A Teacher's Advice
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