No reservations are required, however, there is limited space!
No need to arrive on time; come and go as you please.
These sessions are a safe place for students to grow intellectually and to develop their study strategies to pass the GKT.
I recommend students to take a pretest on the English Language Skill's (ELS) competencies, Reading, or Writing (in whichever subset they will be needing assistance) in any FTCE GKT workbook, before coming to the Small Group Session. I suggest REA workbook for ELS, because it provides a breakdown of the three competencies (1. Knowledge of Language Structure; 2. Knowledge of Vocabulary Application; and 3. Knowledge of Standard English Convention) within the test, thus giving the students an evaluation and starting point for studying. The "rules" of the ELS can be found in the FTCE GKT workbooks OR the Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation by Jane Straus (highly recommended by Dawn Scott).
Once the pre-test is complete, the students will have questions that they may ask during this session. Students are encouraged to work with a partner to talk through incorrect answers and find solutions as to WHY their answers were incorrect. (Bring your laptop for Google searches - great for discovery learning!)
Students are also able to work on and ask questions regarding strategies to pass the reading and writing portion of the GKT. Students will learn how to read and write effectively to pass the GKT... Bring in an essay for me to critique and take advantage of these free sessions!
Helpful websites and titles of test prep books will be shared and handouts provided.
The purpose of this workshop is to help candidates prepare effectively for the General Knowledge Test. These sessions will help direct the students’ focus on relevant material for review.