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Tuition is the key to examination successs. Do you agree?

Tuition is the key to examination successs. Do you agree?



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  • 1190/01 Section C: Continuous Writing WTitle of the Expository (Argumentative) Essay: Tuition is the key to examination success. Do youagree?The THESIS STATEMENT in the Introduction and the accompanying TOPIC SENTENCES in the MainBody Paragraphs1 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. We expect our Introduction tutor to teach us things which we do not quite learn from our teachers at school. We receive personal attention. We rely on 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. I do not believe that tuition is the key to our success in examinations. However, I think other students must have Comment [u1]: their own reasons why they attend tuition lessons. I am going to present my reasons on why The THESIS STATEMENT is further I do not agree that tuition is the key to examination success and why others may not hold the supported by TOPIC SENTENCE found in same view. every paragraph in the BODY of the essay. So we expect at least THREE topic2 sentences if we have three good points to I think as a full-time student, knowing what I must do as a learner in Main Body make which are going to be explained and school is what keeps me going, doing my studying the best I can. elaborated in the THREE main body We are already spending a lot of time in school. I take six subjects Paragraph paragraphs. and sit major examinations so that I can move on to the next level of 1 Comment [u2]: The topic sentence is studies. My awareness of what I am doing at school keeps me not a REPETITION of the THESIS STATEMENT. But it is a SUPPORTING focused on what I am doing. When the teacher speaks, I pay STATEMENT to your what you believe in - attention closely. When I have a question, I ask for help without your THESIS STATEMENT. hesitation. I know I need to read up on my Science and practise my The THESIS STATEMENT governs the Mathematics regularly without being told repeatedly what to do by WHOLE essay. The TOPIC SENTENCE governs that my teachers at school. That is my responsibility as a full-time learner. particular paragraph. So you whole paragraph talks about only ONE particular3 point. I also believe that my self-discipline holds the key to my success in Main Body examinations. Some people may say that school is not all about Comment [u3]: The next topic sentence examinations but examinations are the closest thing for me to be Paragraph also supports the THESIS STATEMENT. This is the paragraph that uses this TOPIC reassured that I am doing fine in my studies. Self-discipline makes me 2 SENTENCE to talk to the reader about the next most important point. pay attention to my studies. I read up the chapter before my teacher teaches it in class and revise the chapter he has taught in class the previous week. I also juggle my studies with my co-curricular activity so that I can do equally well in both. This is self-discipline which is realistic and practical.4 Tuition is not the key to examination success at all because if a Main Body student does not know how to use his time well, nothing beyond school is going to help him. Effective time management allows me Paragraph to pay good attention to all my school subjects. I learn how to pay 3 Comment [u4]: This is the third and the last TOPIC SENTENCE in support of the more attention to my weaker subjects without compromising my THESIS STATEMENT. The TOPIC SENTENCE time to be spent on my other subjects. I do not procrastinate, and does not need to begin a paragraph but a paragraph should have a topic sentence work hard to make sure that time is well utilised. In this way, I within it. manage the way I use my time effectively.5 However Paragraph So my THESIS STATEMENT is supported altogether by THREE topic sentences -6 Conclusion as shown here. Once again, I must reiterate here that I do not believe that tuition is the key to examination success. Every student wants to be successful in their studies. I want the same too. Some of us need tuition for reasons which I have already made clear above while others like me, think we can make it on our own. If a student finds tuition lessons useful, then it is good for him.Written for 3NA students at HSCS.2012 by Yeo Yam Hwee Term 2 Week 3-4.2012 Page 1
  • 1190/01 Section C: Continuous Writing W If he does not need it, than he does not need to have anything to do with it.Written for 3NA students at HSCS.2012 by Yeo Yam Hwee Term 2 Week 3-4.2012 Page 2