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ESSAY QUESTIONS

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TECHNIQUES OF ANSWERING SPM


:

Abidah bt Sarajul Haq Guru Cemerlang Bahasa Inggeris

Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh


Perak Darul Ridzuan

TECHNIQUES OF ANSWERING DIRECTED WTITING:


1. DIRECTED WRITING means GUIDED ESSAY whereby NOTES or STIMULUS or BOTH will be given to help you.

2. You need to have the knowledge of the following:


Descriptive, narrative, expository or argumentative writing. Speeches. Different types of report. Interviews Stories Presenting opinions on social or current issues Descriptions of processes and procedures

Time allotted : 45 minutes


Read and analyse the question carefully.

Understand clearly the situation, instructions and notes / details given.


Planning Stage : 5 minutes. Jot down for expansion. 6. Use the correct format and tenses 7. Use suitable tone and style appropriately e.g notes

informal letter & speeches

8. Use all notes given. Do not leave anything


out. 9. Make your essay interesting by adding in suitable and varied vocabulary & effective expressions. 10. Check for grammatical errors before handing up. 11. Write a well-organised essay of at least one full page of your test pad.

READ AND ANALYSE THE QUESTION

FORMAT AND TENSE

EXPAND NOTES

EXPAND ON EACH NOTE ADD IN 2-3 EXTRA INFORMATION

CHECK YOUR ESSAY

LANGUAGE MARKS :
A 19 20 B - 16 18 C - 13 15 D - 10 12 E- 7- 9 Ui - 4 - 6 Uii - 2 - 3 Uiii - 0 - 1

CONTINUOUS WRITING

Narrative essay Descriptive essay Argumentative / Expository essay Factual essay Open essay

Time alloted : 60 minutes


Planning stage : 5-6 minutes. Use MIND MAP to brainstorm ideas. Organise ideas into paragraphs. Add suitable vocabulary, figurative expressions, direct speeches, quotations. a

Check and edit your essay - 5 minutes before time.

TIPS TO IMPROVE ESSAY WRITING SKILLS


Smooth flow of ideas and style of writing. Only use bombastic words when you know how to use them appropriately. Read more to acquire information and vocabulary. Spend 30-60 minutes a day to read any English materials. Improve your English by speaking and reading constantly.

SCORING MARKS :
A B C D E Ui Uii Uiii44 50 38 - 43 32 37 26 31 20 25 14 - 19 8 13 0 - 7

Remember : Nothing pushes the

limit of imagination better than reading

THE END
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GOOD LUCK IN YOUR SPM