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Slide 3: Read through all the questions carefully.
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Slide 5: Budget your time and decide which question(s) you will answer first.
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Slide 7: Underline the key word(s) which tell you what to do for each question
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Slide 9: Choose an organizational pattern appropriate for each key word and plan your answers on scratch paper or in the margins.
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Slide 11: Write your answers as quickly and as legibly as you can; do not take the time to recopy
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Slide 13: Begin each answer with one or two sentence thesis which summarizes your answer. If possible, phrase the statement so that it rephrases the question's essential terms into a statement (which therefore directly answers the essay question).
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Slide 15: Support your thesis with specific references to the material you have studied.
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Slide 17: Proofread your answer and correct errors in spelling and mechanics.