At the first form level, we expect students to be able to write a three-paragraph essay in response to a structured essay question. Questions will have a prompt, followed by three questions: a,b,c. While the question is structured this way, your essay should not be labelled with the sections; your response will indicate which part of the question you are answering. Do not rearrange the order of the questions. The basic rules of paragraph writing are to be maintained in your essay as well. You will start your paragraph in a new line and indent. The topic sentence will open the paragraph, and transitions are always useful.
Here's a sample question:
Note: The content score will always add up to 25 marks.
In addition, 10 marks allocated for organization and expression.
Organizing Your Essay:
A Sample Response:
It's time to practise:
“Determination is the most important attribute one can have during times of war. Both Joseph and Edek demonstrate determination in The Silver Sword.”
With reference to the novel:
a.Describe Edek and Joseph. (6 marks)
b.Explain how Joseph escaped from the prison in Zakyna, and how Edek escaped from the farm in Germany. (12 marks)
c.Explain why you believe determination was important to their success. (7 marks)
(Expression 10 marks)
(Essay Total: 35 marks)