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:
“Family can help you to overcome extremely difficult situations.” With reference to My Father, Sun-Sun Johnson: