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    Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 10 Essay lesson for 3 na students part 10 Presentation Transcript

    • ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY WRITING Part 10 By Kuronekosan
    • “Tuition is the key to success in examinations.” Discuss. T3W10. Argumentative Essay Writing By Yeo Yam Hwee
    • UNPACKING THE QUESTION – please note that this is not a mind-map C. “Tuition is the key”A. Whether B. Definitions impliesthe given 1. What is “tuition”? that it is the answer – 2. What happens during evenstatement is tuition? to the extent that itcouched in might be 3. Why has it becomequotation an issue – a talking considered as the onlymarks or not, way or answer. point?what isImportant is to “Tuition is the key D. So where lies thebe able torecognise that to success in Irony? We are fulltime studentsit is a examinations.” who spend long hours In school.controversial Discuss. Many of us attend tuitionstatement, E. What is your firm stance on lessons only after schoolyou will this? What do you really think and we do not spend more time at tuition centres than at school.have to with regard to this position? Nothing is in black and white. So why does the statement asserts thatuncover the So you can take a stance but “tuition holds the key for examinationIRONY at the same time, allow other people to success”? If this is true, what good is Have a different opinion with regard to there for us to attend school and spend socontained much time there? If this is true, then why the topic.within it. not only attend tuition? Why do both? Why waste time?
    • When Do I Even Begin To Think If I Can Argue Effectively? Only if I can I spot the IRONY without having to guess if I have gotten it right. School is Tuition is supposed supposed “Tuition is the key to be the MAIN to be an optional to success in thing. It is not thing. It is not examinations.” supposed to be supposed to be a Discuss. thought of as MUST. It is not UNIMPORTANT. supposed to be It is something that So what is my stance? supposed to be is needed if one Is TUITION really the key to something that is a reasonably success in examinations? is a MUST. So capable student. school is being If so, what is going to happen sidelined here. to SCHOOLING ? Totally left out of the picture.
    • What is there to talk about when I ampresenting my arguments and other people’sarguments?• Do I BELIEVE or NOT BELIEVE?• Is this comment TRUE or FALSE?• Do I AGREE or DISAGREE? Is this about ADVANTAGES or DISADVANTAGES?• Is it about PROS and CONS?• Is it about I AM RIGHT and SOMEBODY ELSE IS WRONG?
    • What I must be clear of theseterms: Why I DO NOT Why I DO NOT believe that believe thatTuition – paid extra lessons to Tuition is the key: Tuition is the key:help students in their weaker Reason 1: I think if I Reason 2: I think if Isubjects know have self-discipline, what I must deliver as I ought to be able toKey – the answer / the way a student get my studies and I should be able to my other school-Success in examinations – make it without related activities inachieve a pass tuition. the right balance.or to excel in something Why I DO NOT believe that Why does “Tuition” Tuition is the key: become a talking point? “Tuition is the key to Reason 3: I think if I manage time success in examinations.” effectively, I ought to Lessons at school be able to get my becoming more Discuss. studies and my other difficult? school-related activities in the right Teachers at school What happens during balance. cannot give personal “tuition”? attention? Do not Conclusion: Students pay money I may not need teach better? so they are motivated tuition and certainly What other do not believe it is the key to Examinations are now to listen better. examination success. However, students more difficult? If other students find the need Students are able to avoid distraction to seek academic help through think about Tuition lessons help and keep their focus – personal tuition and they are getting the results “tuition”? students to really attention/ Examination-related / study what they want by attending tuition focus on what is the students must know to do well classes, essential. in examinatuons then tuition is good for them.
    • ATTENTION PLEASE:1. Mind-mapping alone is not good enough.2. We need to structure the points we want to put into our essay into paragraphs.3. So DO NOT forget to BOX the paragraph boundaries so that we know what to write first and then next and then how to come to a suitable ending for our short essay.
    • What I must be clear of theseterms: What I DO NOT What I DO NOT believe that believe thatTuition – paid extra lessons to Tuition is the key: Tuition is the key:help students in their weaker Reason 1: I think if I Reason 2: I think if Isubjects know have self-discipline, what I must deliver as I ought to be able toKey – the answer / the way a student get my studies and I should be able to my other school-Success in examinations – make it without related activities inachieve a pass tuition. the right balance.or to excel in something What I DO NOT believe that Tuition is the key: Why does “Tuition” become a talking “Tuition is the key to Reason 3: I think if I manage time point? success in examinations.” effectively, I ought to be able to get my Lessons at school Discuss. studies and my other becoming more school-related difficult? activities in the right What happens during balance. Teachers at school “tuition”? cannot give personal Conclusion: Students pay money I may not need attention? Do not teach better? so they are motivated tuition and certainly What other do not believe it is the key to to listen better. examination success. However, students Examinations are now If other students find the need more difficult? Students are able to avoid distraction to seek academic help through think about and keep their focus – personal tuition and they are getting the results “tuition”? Tuition lessons help attention/ Examination-related / study what they want by attending tuition students to really ficu the students must know to do well classes, in examinatuons then tuition is good for them.
    • NOTE:1.There are many ways to begin an argumentative essay.2. I am only proposing the use of the no- nonsense / frills-free way so that you can write clearly in a way which you can understand and your examiner do too.
    • TIME IS NOT ON MY SIDE.Please think on your feet. Use yourbrains, eyes, ears and think quickly.Do not waste time. Pick out the keywordsKEY WORDS – Tuition / Key / Success /Examinations.Read the FULL answer andUNDERSTAND it FULLY.
    • TIME IS NOT ON MY SIDE.When you mind-map, you should not worrytoo much about what should be put downand what shouldn’t. You just jot downquickly the points.When you have the points, you will have todo your PARAGRAPH BOUNDARIES – whichof your points should go into whichparagraph and so on.
    • INTRODUCTIONMAIN BODY PARAGRAPH 1 What I think this topic is concerned With?MAIN BODY PARAGRAPH 2 Why is it a talking point? What is my understanding here? What do I believe in? Why one group of people believeMAIN BODY PARAGRAPH 3 like what I do and the other group believe in another way? What I am going to write about in this essay – my views and alsoMAIN BODY PARAGARPH 4 the other group of people’s views.CONCLUSION
    • Set my main idea clearly soParagraph One- that I can inform the reader my view and the other Introduction people’s view. My strongest point on what IParagraph Two believe in. My second strongest point on what IParagraph Three believe in. My third strongest point on whatParagraph Four I believe in. The “However” paragraph where I stateParagraph Five the views of other people and explain why they believe in what they believe in. Re-inform the reader of myParagraph Six- view and my respect for other people’s views. Conclusion Repeat your THESIS statement here.
    • What to include in Paragraph One?[1] Why is this a talking point (an issue)?[2] What is “tuition”?[3] What happens during tuition?[4] What is my stance? (What do I believe in?) [THIS IS MY THESIS STATEMENT – my main point / idea – in the whole essay.][5] What I am accepting about the views of other people and why they believe in what I do not?[6] So what I am going to write about in the rest of my essay?
    • Student A’s Introduction Paragraph – 4D Having tuition does not mean youwill score well in examinations. Tuitionlessons are basically extra classes youattend after school by an external vendor.Tuition lessons are supposed to help youimprove the grades for that particularsubject or revision. However attendingtuition sessions does not mean you do notgo to school or study. (Brian Ong)
    • Student B’s Introduction Paragraph – 4DMany students nowadays have tuition, not only forthe subjects that they weak in but for most or all ofthe subjects that they are taking. Why? Eitherbecause they are forced to by their over-demanding parents, or they themselves want to goas they require it. Even in doing so students maystill not score well in their examinations orachieve their expected grade or even have abreakdown as they cannot cope with all the stressthe tuition and schoolwork give them. (JOEL YEO)
    • Student C’s Introduction Paragraph – 4DTution has its advantage and disadvantage. Tutionhas also its pros and cons. Not everytime tutionwill solve the problem. Tution provides anenvironment for students to study and have asystem to push them to study. Tution also helpsweak students to identify their weak points andimprove on them. The reason why students havetution is because school teachers do not know howto teach the child properly and the child do notunderstand. Many times, students would ask theschool teachers to give them supplementries orremedial to help them but it do not work out. Thustution has to come in to settle the problem. (ArellaChoo)
    • Student D’s Introduction Paragraph – 4DTuition is actually classes thathelps students in their weakersubjects by brushing up on topicsthat they are not sure. Tuition canhelp and benefit us, depending onthe student. My parents resistedunnecessary tuition as long asthey could.(Stanley Ng)
    • What to include in Paragraph One?[1] Why is this a talking point (an issue)? Tuition is a common thing to do for many students in Singapore for one reason or other. Whenever we think we need help in our studies, we attend tuition lessons.
    • What to include in Paragraph One?[2] What is “tuition”? When we attend a tuition lesson, we expect our tutor to teach us things which we do not quite learn from our teachers at school.
    • What to include in Paragraph One?[3] What happens during tuition? We receive personal attention. We ask questions and expect to get the correct answers from our tutors. We want to make sure that we learn as much as possible. We want our tutors to help us pass or do well in our examinations. In extreme cases, we believe lock, stock and barrel what our tuition teachers tell us, more than what our school teachers tell us, to do really well in examinations.
    • What to include in Paragraph One?[4] What is my stance? (What do I believe in?) I do not believe that tuition is the key for our success in examinations.
    • What to include in Paragraph One?[4] What is my stance? (What do I believe in?)*Many students like to write in this manner: I believe that tuition is the key for our success in examinations only to a certain extent.
    • What to include in Paragraph One?[4] What is my stance? (What do I believe in?)*Many students like to write in this manner:I believe that tuition is the key for our success in examinations only to a certain extent. There is nothing wrong in writing in this way because it is a reasonable thing to say. What is wrong is that, many of us do not qualify what we mean by: ONLY TO A CERTAIN EXTENT.
    • What to include in Paragraph One?[4] What is my stance? (What do I believe in?) I believe that tuition is the key for our success in examinations only to a certain extent. Tuition does help students if they genuinely need the extra attention they are getting from the private tutors. If they manage to catch up in their studies, especially when dealing with difficult topics, then tuition classes are useful. I do not think they should count on tuition classes alone to do well in examinations.
    • What to include in Paragraph One?[5] What I am accepting about the views of other people and why they believe in what I do not? However, I think other students must have their own reasons why they attend tuition lessons. I may not agree that tuition is the key but others may not think the same.
    • What to include in Paragraph One?[6] So what I am going to write about here in the rest of my essay? So in this essay, I am going to present my views on why I do not agree that tuition is the key for examination success and why others may not hold the same view.
    • So how does my Paragraph One look like in any argumentative essay? Tuition is a common thing to do for manystudents in Singapore for one reason or other. Whenever wethink we need help in our studies, we attend tuition lessons.We expect our tutor to teach us things which we do not quitelearn from our teachers at school. We receive personalattention. We rely on our tutors to help us pass or do well inour examinations. In extreme cases, we believe lock, stockand barrel what our tuition teachers tell us, more than whatour school teachers tell us, to do really well in examinations. Ido not believe that tuition is the key to our success inexaminations. However, I think other students must havetheir own reasons why they attend tuition lessons. I am goingto present my views on why I do not agree that tuition is thekey to examination success and why others may not hold thesame views as me.
    • So how does my Paragraph One look like in any argumentative essay? Tuition is a common thing todo for many students in Singapore Why is “tuition” an issue / afor one reason or other. Whenever talking point?we think we need help in our studies,we attend tuition lessons. We expectour tutor to teach us things which we What happens during ado not quite learn from our teachers tuition session?at school. We receive personalattention. We rely on our tutors tohelp us pass or do well in ourexaminations. In extreme cases, webelieve lock, stock and barrel what My main idea for theour tuition teachers tell us, morethan what our school teachers tell us, whole essay –to do really well in examinations. I my thesis statement.do not believe that tuition is the keyto our success in examinations.However, I think other students must However, I am open to otherhave their own reasons why they people’s views.attend tuition lessons. I am going topresent my views on why I do notagree that tuition is the key toexamination success and why others What I am going to do inmay not hold the same views as me. this essay.
    • Set my main idea clearly so that I can inform the reader Introduction my view and the other people’s view. My strongest point on what IMain Body Paragraph 1 believe in. My second strongest point on what IMain Body Paragraph 2 believe in. My third strongest point on whatMain Body Paragraph 3 I believe in. The “However” paragraph where I stateMain Body Paragraph 4 the views of other people and explain why they believe in what they believe in. Re-inform the reader of my view and my respect for Conclusion other people’s views. Repeat your THESIS statement here.
    • MAIN BODY PARAGRAPH 1 - My strongest point on what I believe in.I think as a full-time student, knowing what I must doas a learner in school is what keeps me going, doingmy studying the best I can. We are already spendinga lot of time in school. I take six subjects and sitmajor examinations so that I can move on to the nextlevel of studies. My awareness of what I am doing atschool keeps me focused on what I am doing. Whenthe teacher speaks, I pay attention closely. When Ihave a question, I ask for help without hesitation. Iknow I need to read up on my Science and practisemy Mathematics regularly without being toldrepeatedly what to do by my teachers at school.That is my responsibility as a full-time learner.
    • MAIN BODY PARAGRAPH 1 - My strongest point on what I believe in.I think as a full-time student,knowing what I must do as a The topic sentence to support mylearner in school is what keeps me thesis statement my main ideagoing, doing my studying the bestI can. We are already spending a of this essay.lot of time in school. I take sixsubjects and sit majorexaminations so that I can moveon to the next level of studies. My ELABORATION of what my topicawareness of what I am doing at sentenceschool keeps me focused on whatI am doing. When the teacherspeaks, I pay attention closely.When I have a question, I ask forhelp without hesitation. I know I EXAMPLES to support theneed to read up on my Science ELABORATIONand practise my Mathematicsregularly without being toldrepeatedly what to do by myteachers at school. That is my WRAP-UP of the topic sentenceresponsibility as a full-timelearner.
    • MAIN BODY PARAGRAPH 2 - My SECOND strongest point on what I believe in. I also believe that my self-discipline holdsthe key to my success in examinations.Some people may say that school is not allabout examinations but examinations are theclosest thing for me to be reassured that I amdoing fine in my studies. Self-discipline makesme pay attention to my studies. I read up thechapter before my teacher teaches it in classand revise the chapter he has taught in class theprevious week. I also juggle my studies with myco-curricular activity so that I can do equally wellin both.
    • MAIN BODY PARAGRAPH 2 - My SECOND strongest point on what I believe in. I also believe that my self- My next topic sentence in supportdiscipline holds the key to mysuccess in examinations. of the THESIS statement.Some people may say thatschool is not all aboutexaminations but examinationsare the closest thing for me to be Elaboration of what the topicreassured that I am doing fine in sentence means.my studies. Self-disciplinemakes me pay attention to mystudies. I read up the chapterbefore my teacher teaches it in Examples to support theclass and revise the chapter he elaboration.has taught in class the previousweek. I also juggle my studieswith my co-curricular activity sothat I can do equally well in both.This is self-discipline which isrealistic and practical. Wrap-up of the topic sentence
    • MAIN BODY PARAGRAPH 3 - My THIRD strongest point on what I believe in. Tuition is not the key to examination successat all because if a student does not know how touse his time well, nothing beyond school isgoing to help him. Effective time managementallows me to pay good attention to all myschool subjects. I learn how to pay moreattention to my weaker subjects withoutcompromising my time to be spent on my othersubjects. I do not procrastinate and work hard tomake sure that time is well utilised.
    • MAIN BODY PARAGRAPH 3 - My THIRD strongest point on what I believe in. Tuition is not the key to The topic sentence DOES NOT haveexamination success at allbecause if a student does not to be the FIRST sentence inknow how to use his time well, a new paragraph all the time.nothing beyond school is goingto help him. Effective time The topic sentence which supportsmanagement allows me to pay the THESIS STATEMENT of the wholegood attention to all myschool subjects. I learn how to Essay.pay more attention to my weakersubjects without compromisingmy time to be spent on my other ELABORATION and EXAMPLESsubjects. I do not procrastinateand work hard to make sure thattime is well utilised. In this way,I manage the way I use my Wrap-up of the topic sentencetime effectively.
    • MAIN BODY PARAGRAPH 4 –What others believe about tuition However, tuition may help other students cope with difficulties they face in school. Not everybody knows what they want out of school. Neither do they know how to manage time well or have the self-discipline to study independently on their own. These students will need all the extra help they think they can get from attending tuition lessons after school.
    • MAIN BODY PARAGRAPH 4 –What others believe about tuition However, tuition may help other students cope with difficulties they face in school. Not everybody knows what they want out of The “HOWEVER” paragraph. school. Neither do they know how to manage time Even as we take on a particular well or have the self- stance, it does not mean that discipline to study we cannot allow for alternative independently on their own. viewpoints. These students will need all the extra help they think they can get from attending tuition lessons after school.
    • CONCLUSION PARAGRAPHOnce again, I must reiterate here that I do notbelieve that tuition is the key to examinationsuccess. Every student wants to besuccessful in their studies. I want the sametoo. Some of us need tuition for reasonswhich I have already made clear above whileothers like me, think we can make it on ourown. If a student finds tuition lessons useful,then it is good for him. If a student does notneed it, then he does not need to haveanything to do with it.
    • CONCLUSION PARAGRAPHOnce again, I must reiterate here that I do not believe REPEAT YOUR THESIS that tuition is the key to STATEMENT examination success. Every because the CONCLUSION must student wants to be successful in their studies. I be want the same too. Some of CONSISTENT with the us need tuition for reasons INTRODUCTION. which I have already made clear above while others like me, think we can make it on CLOSING ELABORATION AND our own. If a student finds WRAP-UP tuition lessons useful, then it is good for him. If a student DO NOT INTRODUCE NEW does not need it, then he IDEAS OR TWEAK THE ORIGINAL does not need to have TALKING POINT HERE. anything to do with it.