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SPM ENGLISH ESSAY FORMAT - CONTINUOUS WRITING

SPMEssayWritingPaperisdividedintotwo,whichareSection
AandSectionB.

SectionAiscalledDirectedWritinganditismainlyformat
typeessays.
SectionBiscalledContinuousWritingandyouaregiven5
choicestochoosefrom.
Students are required to answer only one question from this
section.Okay,todayIwillgivesomesimplepointersonhowto
writetheContinuousWritingtypeessay.
SectionB
Time:1hour(advisedtime)
Marks:50marks
Format:NonFormatEssays
*Nodetailswillbeprovidedasaguideforstudentstowrite
theiressay.Studentsarerequiredtousetheirknowledgeortheir
ownpointstowritetheessay.
HowToWrite
1.
Usethe7Ptechnique(7Paragraph)
2.
1ParagraphforIntroduction
3.
5ParagraphsforBody
4.
1ParagraphforClosing

HowToBreakTheParagraphs

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IntroductionParagraph
UseonlygeneralinformationtowriteyourIntroduction
Constructatleast57sentences.
Atleast4050words.
Usepropergrammar,punctuationandspelling.
BodyParagraph
MusthaveatleastoneMainIdea.
24supportingdetails.
Oneconcludingsentence.
Atleast4050words.
Usepropergrammar,punctuationandspelling.
ClosingParagraph
Restateallyourmainideasinanutshell.
Usesynonymstorestateyourideas.
Stateasuggestionandahope.
Atleast4050words.
Usepropergrammar,punctuationandspelling.

* Use the 7P technique to write your Continuous Writing


Essay. It is easy to remember and saves a lot of time.
Make sure it is at least 350-400 words.I hope my two
posts on SPM Essay Formats were able to help you to
better understand how to write a proper essay.

SPM ESSAY - DIRECTED WRITING

SPM Essay Writing Paper is divided into two, which


are Section A and Section B.
Section A is called Directed Writing and it is mainly format
type essays.
Section B is called Continuous Writing and you are given 5
choices to choose from.
Students are required to answer only one question from
this section. Okay, today I will give some simple pointers
on how to write the Directed type essay.
Section A
Time : 45 minutes (advised time)
Marks : 35 marks
Format : Mainly Format Type Essays (report,letter,article,speech,talk etc)
* Details will be provided as a guide for students to write
their essay. Students are required to use all the points or
details given in the paper.
How To Write
1.

Use the 5P technique (5 Paragraph)

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3.
4.

1 Paragraph for Introduction


3 Paragraphs for Body
1 Paragraph for Closing

How To Break The Paragraphs

Introduction Paragraph
1.
Construct the paragraph using the points or details
given in the exam paper.
2.
Construct at least 5 sentences.
3.
At least 40-50 words.
4.
Use proper grammar,punctuation and spelling.
Body Paragraph
1.
Construct the paragraph using the points or details
given in the exam paper.
2.
Break the points into 3 main ideas and supporting
ideas
3.
Construct at least 5 sentences for each paragraph.
4.
At least 40-50 words.
5.
Use proper grammar,punctuation and spelling.
Closing Paragraph
1.
Closing must follow the type of format used.
2.
Construct the paragraph using the points or details
given in the exam paper.
3.
Construct at least 5 sentences.
4.
At least 40-50 words.
5.
Use proper grammar,punctuation and spelling.
*Usethe5PtechniquetowriteyourDirectedWritingEssay.It
iseasytorememberandsavesalotoftime.Makesureitisat

least200250words.Inthenextpost,Iwillgivesomepointers
onhowtowritetheContinuoustypeessay.