7 Secret Tips to Power Up Secondary School Writing - Tip 5

By: Edwin Edangelus Cheng with Jessica Loke
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Last week, we posted our exclusive audio series on Power "Insider" Tips to Boost Secondary School Writing. It was a blast, and so many parents commented that they love it! However, they also asked for the transcript for the audio clips. 

Unfortunately, we don't have it. But what we can do is to put up the salient points together with the link to the clip again. 


The fifth tip was on how to write the perfect essay structure for Argumentative Writing

 Listen to the audio clip here: https://youtu.be/s1p5PRIEHqo


Salient Points


1. Argumentative Writing requires the student to take a stand, give his opinion and persuade the reader on his point of view. This is almost like a prelude to what the General Paper (or GP) is in JC.

Argumentative Writing topics that came out in previous national exams include:

"Parents often believe that it is better to be safe than sorry. Do you believe that young people to be too protective?”

“Do electronic devices such as tablets or smart phones help or hinder students in their studies?”


2. The advise for Argumentative Writing is for your child to strive towards a 5-paragraph essay structure. The structure goes like this:

  1. Introduction
  2. Argument 1 (supporting point or reason)
  3. Argument 2 (supporting point or reason)
  4. Counter Argument (opponent or critic)
  5. Conclusion


3. Although some teachers recommend this, there is really no need to write a 7 or 8-paragraph essay. In fact, there is really not enough time for these many paragraphs.


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Posted on 24/02/2017

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