E Handling Cito exams
E1 Le arn
to distinguish various types of texts !
and choose the exercise about text types.
to distinguish various types of texts
E2 Seven pitfalls
Why do there always seem to be two
correct answers when doing multiple choice questions? Study this information:
7 pitfalls in Cito questions .
Then find a Cito exam text with many multiple choice questions. Do the exam and for every answer you do not choose find out what the pitfall is.
E3 Extensive reading: skimming and scanning
Use this site to find out the difference between skimming and scanning and summarize it. Then use havovwo.nl to do a number of extensive texts: large texts with only one or two questions (the last two or three texts of an exam). Do at least 6 exam texts and check your work with the help of the answers provided by havovwo.nl. Note: you have about 3 minutes for each question!
E4 Extensive reading: skimming and scanning
First read what you
are supposed to do!
Surf to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/skimming-and-scanning
and choose the exercise about scanning.
E5 How to formulate well
Answering a question - even in Dutch -
can be really hard work! Sometimes you know the answer very well, but how do you
write it down? Practise this by choosing an exam text with a lot of open
questions. Answer the questions (including the multiple choice questions).
Before you check your answers: reread your own formulations and see if they are complete and understandable. When checking your answers, don't be too permissive, but only count the points you actually deserve.
Do this exercise several times and see if your writing skills improve.
E6 Practising gap texts
A big variety of texts in which you must fill in the words that have been left
E7 Practising reading comprehension on your computer
Here's a site with lots of texts. Choose the 5th or 6th grade.
E 8 How to do a Cito exam
These are the rules for a
E9 Watch the time!
A complete Cito exam takes three lessons
(150 minutes). Do a complete exam - don't waste too much time using your
dictionary - and see if you can do it within 3 lessons.
Note: use arithmetic to find out how much time you have for each point you can score.
Mind you: doing a complete exam also takes lots of concentration. Before your final exam, do a complete exam in 2 1/2 hours and see if you can focus well.