not as easy as it seems many students get it wrong at the very start, and have already doomed themselves to a mediocre grade even before they have written their first word. You can write the most foolish essay, but if you write it in a convincing manner and with maturity, you will score the required marks! 2) Write down new, useful and prominent words or ideas that your teacher or any other student might have said. An additional suggested reading: Secret to your success! 3) Get to know topics beforehand Your teacher will probably point out what he will be doing for the next class. Make your paragraph fluent, make it flow. Just a thought If I ask you about Pamela Anderson, you will say more than you are being asked. Yes, I also know that many students see a familiar trigger word in their examination essay questions and immediately start forcing points from a similar essay plan into that essay.
The biggest work is to be done by you. You should discuss and analyse it! Students need to actively engage with the key words in their response in a sustained and coherent manner. Before going further, I assume you have read my 2 previous articles: 1 writing The Why And The Essence 2). Heed your teacher s advice carefully. I really cant emphasise the importance of keyword analysis enough. This is the most important point: Memorising essay plans is not sufficient. 2) Body of your Essay (This should normally span to 8 paragraphs, but not too lengthy) Elaborate on 4 advantages and 4 disadvantages of the defined topic in paragraph. His impeccable credentials include a PhD from Oxford University supervised by the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Oxford University, Professor Dame Jessica Rawson, as well as a Certificate in Teaching Gifted and Talented Students from Purdue. The arguments then become body paragraphs where each part of the body paragraph (topic sentence, explanation, evidence) should engage with the key words in the question. Read them several times, structure them in order of introductory info, benefits/advantages, consequences/disadvantages and/or any conclusive parts. About Dr Neil Laurence Coomber, dr Coomber is the Director of Pre-University Studies and Business English at Academia.