Get creative with your mind maps! They should be visual rather than just bullet points - we recommend your question in the middle and your main points encircling this clockwise as it’s easier on the eye. Arrows should lead to your main arguments - include evidence, facts and figures, your opinions and practical solutions.
Q & A flashcards are gold dust. Anticipate the typical questions you’ll be asked for each subject area and rehearse the model answers - use 1 flashcard per question. Apps like Quizlet allow you to create your own digital flashcards and swipe and learn.
Facts and figures count! Know your current affairs, be up to date with major events and key political figures and brush up on your resources.
Be prepared to have at least 10 memorable and punchy sentence starters and subjunctive phrases, so that you’re not wasting time thinking about how to start.
Record or video yourself while you’re practising your presentation. Self-check your eye contact, your speed, accent, any hesitation and the accuracy of your delivery.