How can I improve my essays??
Writing is marked upon Task Fulfilment (marks) & Language (marks).
So in order to have points to write, u need to be well read. At least, u shud read the newspapers daily. Extra credit will be given to international examples.
Then, employ a correct essay outline which basically looks like this :
Introduction - General statements / The hook - to grab readers' attention (various ways to write an attention-getter)
Thesis statement (your reply to the Q - main idea of the whole essay)
A typical ugly SPM way of writing intros will be like 'I agree with the statement ....bla bla bla' as the 1st sentence already.
Body Paragraph - Topic sentence (main idea for that particular paragraph)
Supporting details (explanation, elaboration, examples, studies/researches)
For words, body paragraphs shud suffice.
COnclusion - common method is restating ur thesis
suggestions/recommendations/predictions (can pose questions too)
If u follow this format correctly plus reasonably relevent/accurate points, u shud not be below Band . If u have reasonably good command of the language, u can go up to Band or .
source: malaysianstudentblog/ blogger