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Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
Essay lesson for 3 na students   part 2
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  • 1. Essay Writing Revision Package for Secondary 3NA students at S.H.S.S. Written for 3B.3C and 3D.2011 By Kuronekosan PART 2 written by Yeo Yam Hwee 1
  • 2. BY NOW YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT1. You must choose an essay topic which you absolutely (TOTALLY) can do WELL.2. Your CHOICE topic contains all the words, phrases or expressions which you understand accurately.3. If you must decide between TWO choices, always pick the one which you are more confident to do well.4. Do not waste time by changing topic midway. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 2
  • 3. Identifying Correctly The Essay Type- YOU DO NOT CHANGE THE TOPIC MIDWAY DURING THE PAPER 1 EXAMINATION N and O Level English Examinations 2010 written by Yeo Yam Hwee 3
  • 4. 1127 PAPER 1 COMPOSITION SECTION ONE: FREE CHOICEKNOW YOUR CHOICE OF ESSAY DURING EXAMINATIONS N and O Level English Examinations Secondary 3NA.2011 at SHSS written by Yeo Yam Hwee 4
  • 5. Do’s for Paper 1 Section 11. Read all questions before making any decision.2. Decide only on the ONE question which you can write confidently because you TOTALLY understand what it is asking of you.3. Plan before you start drafting.4. Draft before you start writing.5. Steps 1 to 4 to be done in that order within 35 to 40 minutes. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 5
  • 6. ESSAY TYPESONE WORD OR SINGLE PHRASE: Always take advantage to write a Personal Recount or Narrative OPINION ON SCHOOL LIFE: descriptive-discursive A TOPIC WITH REGARD TO LIFE IN SINGAPORE: descriptive-discursiveWRITE ABOUT AN OCCASION WHEN ---------- [ONE PART]----------------------------- [ANOTHER PART]------------------------------------------------------------A GENERAL ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY:Is honesty always the best policy? written by Yeo Yam Hwee 6
  • 7. Section One [30 marks]You are advised to write between 350 and 500 words on one of the following topics.At the head of your composition, write the number of the topic you have chosen. “Knowledge of social media sites such as Facebook and1 Twitter is an advantage in the 21st century.” Do you agree with this statement? “My parents don’t understand me!” is often the complaint of2 teenagers today. What could be done about this? Write about an occasion when your attempt to show off led3 to unexpected consequences. Struggle.4 Write about some of your hopes and aspirations for your5 country. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 7
  • 8. Section One [30 marks] “Knowledge of social media sites such1 as Facebook and Twitter is an advantage Argumentative in the 21st century.” Do you agree with this statement? “My parents don’t understand me!” is2 often the complaint of teenagers today. Discursive What could be done about this? Write about an occasion when your Narrative-3 attempt to show off led to unexpected descriptive consequences. Struggle. Narrative-4 descriptive Write about some of your hopes and5 aspirations for your country. Discursive written by Yeo Yam Hwee 8
  • 9. Discursive or Argumentative? The advantages and disadvantages of allowing students to plan their own schooling schedules. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 9
  • 10. Discursive or Argumentative? The pros (good) and cons (not so good) of allowing students to plan their own schooling schedules. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 10
  • 11. WORDS AND TERMSWhat are the advantages anddisadvantages of / for …What are the pros andcons of / for…What are the benefits andconsequences of / for… written by Yeo Yam Hwee 11
  • 12. Discursive or Argumentative? What does “going green” mean to me? written by Yeo Yam Hwee 12
  • 13. Discursive or Argumentative?Imagine a worldwithout paper. Howwould it affect the wayyou live? written by Yeo Yam Hwee 13
  • 14. SEEKS INFORMATION,IDEAS and does notCHALLENGE ANYPARTICULAR POINT OFVIEW. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 14
  • 15. How important is paper to me?SEEKS INFORMATION, What do I use paper for?IDEAS and does not What if one day, paper disappearsCHALLENGE ANY from my world?PARTICULAR POINT OF What would that kind of paperless worldVIEW. be like? How does a paperless world affect me? Do I live the same as before? Or do I have to live differently? What kind of adjustment do I have to written by Yeo Yam Hwee 15 make?
  • 16. DISCURSIVE OR ARGUMENTATIVE?We will never beable to survive in apaperless world.What are yourviews? written by Yeo Yam Hwee 16
  • 17. ARGUMENTATIVEAn opinion – “of course, somebody else’s remark or comment” – isfound in the information that comes with the question. This opinionInforms you of a PARTICULAR POINT OF VIEW. It is up to youto agree or disagree with THAT position. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 17
  • 18. ARGUMENTATIVEAGREE because I believe DISAGREE because I believethis is quite true and may this is not TRUE and willactually happen. never happen. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 18
  • 19. Discursive or Argumentative?What importantlessons in life arelearned away fromschool? written by Yeo Yam Hwee 19
  • 20. What kind of essay is this?•Write about the kind of motion picture you like and explain why you find it enjoyable. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 20
  • 21. Discursive or Argumentative? Some people say that the internet does more harm than good. What is your view? written by Yeo Yam Hwee 21
  • 22. What kind of essay is this?Tomorrow’sclassrooms will betotally dependent ontechnology. Do youagree? written by Yeo Yam Hwee 22
  • 23. Discursive or Argumentative? Explain and discuss the functions of your school uniform. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 23
  • 24. What kind of essay is this?“I was so upset with himthat I no longer wished tosee him.” Write aboutwhat happened when yourgood intention wasignored and brushedaside by your best friend. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 24
  • 25. Discursive or Argumentative? Explain where in Singapore you would take your friends from overseas who has only a day to spend here. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 25
  • 26. Agree or Disagree?The proliferation oftechnology makesreading irrelevant.What are yourviews? written by Yeo Yam Hwee 26
  • 27. Agree or Disagree?“The proliferation oftechnology makesreading irrelevant.”What are yourviews? written by Yeo Yam Hwee 27
  • 28. What kind of essay is this?• Write about an occasion when an unexpected visit turned out to be a blessing in disguise. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 28
  • 29. Discursive or Argumentative? Why should students develop the habit of life-long learning? written by Yeo Yam Hwee 29
  • 30. Discursive or Argumentative?Imagine school lifewithoutexaminations. Howwould schooling bedifferent? written by Yeo Yam Hwee 30
  • 31. Discursive or Argumentative?Importance ofhealthy living. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 31
  • 32. Discursive or Argumentative?•What factors would you consider when choosing a vacation job for a teenager like yourself? written by Yeo Yam Hwee 32
  • 33. What kind of essay is this?A mother of teenage childrendecided to enter a 21-kmcharity run and asked for helpand support from her family intraining for it. Write about howthe family helped and whathappened on the day. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 33
  • 34. Discursive or Argumentative? Youths in Singapore are soft. What do you think? written by Yeo Yam Hwee 34
  • 35. Discursive or Argumentative? Describe the location and main features of your ideal home and explain why you think it would be the ideal place to live. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 35
  • 36. Discursive or Argumentative? How would you give advice to a classmate who is falling behind in his or her studies? written by Yeo Yam Hwee 36
  • 37. What kind of essay is this?Describe a day youspent in anunfamiliarenvironment. written by Yeo Yam Hwee 37

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