Sunday, 12 June 2011

SPM ESSAY - DIRECTED WRITING


SPM Essay Writing Paper is divided into two, which are Section A and Section B.


Section A is called Directed Writing and it is mainly format type essays.


Section B is called Continuous Writing and you are given 5 choices to choose from.


Students are required to answer only one question from this section.Okay, today I will give some simple pointers on how to write the Directed type essay.


Section A


Time    : 45 minutes (advised time)

Marks : 35 marks

Format : Mainly Format Type Essays - (report,letter,article,speech,talk etc)


* Details will be provided as a guide for students to write their essay. Students are required to use all the points or details given in the paper.


How To Write


  1. Use the 5P technique (5 Paragraph)
  2. 1 Paragraph for Introduction
  3. 3 Paragraphs for Body
  4. 1 Paragraph for Closing


How To Break The Paragraphs


  • Introduction Paragraph
  1. Construct the paragraph using the points or details given in the exam paper.
  2. Construct at least 5 sentences.
  3. At least 40-50 words.
  4. Use proper grammar,punctuation and spelling.
  • Body Paragraph
  1. Construct the paragraph using the points or details given in the exam paper.
  2. Break the points into 3 main ideas and supporting ideas
  3. Construct at least 5 sentences for each paragraph.
  4. At least 40-50 words.
  5. Use proper grammar,punctuation and spelling.
  • Closing Paragraph
  1. Closing must follow the type of format used.
  2. Construct the paragraph using the points or details given in the exam paper.
  3. Construct at least 5 sentences.
  4. At least 40-50 words.
  5. Use proper grammar,punctuation and spelling.


* Use the 5P technique to write your Directed Writing Essay. It is easy to remember and saves a lot of time. Make sure it is at least 200-250 words.In the next post, I will give some pointers on how to write the Continuous type essay.

4 comments:

  1. I like this format ...i hope my paper bahasa iggeris geet A...and i hope i donnot brokend again because my paper i lost.........

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  2. if you are using english.. pls use proper english if u really wanted to get an A for your english..
    dont mix your chatting wif malay n improper english that will lead u a score between D and the highest only B-

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  3. can I know whats the 5 P's?

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    1. Hi Anon, The 5P's actually stand for 5 paragraphs.

      Introduction - 1 Paragraph
      Body - 3 Paragraph
      Conclusion - 1 Paragraph

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