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Score in Your English SPM Paper with These Tips!

Published by Afterschool.my on Jan 18, 2021, 11:58 am

As is tradition, SPM kicks off with the main language subjects. There are a lot of mixed feelings about these papers, especially English—some would say these are the most difficult papers; some would breeze through it. This is mostly because there’s no one way to study for English! How do you improve on a language that you mostly speak on a daily basis? Well, here are some tips that you may find handy for your English papers.

1. Don’t just read—understand what you’re reading.

A big part of the exam involves comprehension, so you can’t just read blindly; really understand what the whole passage is about!

2. Be a grammar Nazi. 

While on the regular you’d be annoyed by your peers correcting you, in this case, it’s necessary! Be as crazy about grammar because EVERY spelling mistake counts.

3. Make the dictionary your best friend. 

Yes, we know—what kind of advice is this!? We don’t mean literally study the dictionary but learning about new words and their different meanings can be super helpful when handling those trick questions!

4. Practise writing. 

This is such redundant advice and we know it, too. But the only way to really improve your writing is by practising! Write on anything you can think of just to get the creative juices flowing and soon you may even discover a hidden Shakespeare within you!

5. Be confident. 

You’ve really done all you can. Now it's time to go out there and ace it!


For more help in your exams, you can refer to the links below:

SPM Trial Papers From Around Malaysia (WITH Answers)

Actual Collection of SPM Past Year Questions for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & SPM Repeat (Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics, History)

SPM English Language Trial Papers from Around Malaysia

If you’re looking for any last-minute additions to your library of workbooks, why not download Afterschool’s SPM 2021 February Spot Questions right here for absolutely FREE! Covering subjects from Bahasa Malaysia and Additional Mathematics to Physics and Chemistry, these questions have been meticulously curated by dedicated teachers based on papers from previous years. The SPM 2021 February Spot Questions consists of spot questions based on a 10-year analysis of past year papers identified by teachers with 20+ years of experience. 

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