Sunday, 12 June 2011


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 Continuous Writing type essay.

Section B
Time    : 1 hour (advised time)
Marks : 50 marks
Format : Non-Format Essays

* No details will be provided as a guide for students to write their essay. Students are required to use their knowledge or their own points to write the essay.

How To Write
  1. Use the 7P technique (7 Paragraph)
  2. 1 Paragraph for Introduction
  3. 5 Paragraphs for Body
  4. 1 Paragraph for Closing

How To Break The Paragraphs

  • Introduction Paragraph
  1. Use only general information to write your Introduction
  2. Construct at least 5-7 sentences.
  3. At least 40-50 words.
  4. Use proper grammar,punctuation and spelling.
  • Body Paragraph
  1. Must have at least one Main Idea.
  2. 2-4 supporting details.
  3. One concluding sentence.
  4. At least 40-50 words.
  5. Use proper grammar,punctuation and spelling.
  • Closing Paragraph
  1. Restate all your main ideas in a nut shell.
  2. Use synonyms to restate your ideas.
  3. State a suggestion and a hope.  
  4. At least 40-50 words.
  5. Use proper grammar,punctuation and spelling.
* Use the 7P technique to write your Continuous Writing Essay. It is easy to remember and saves a lot of time. Make sure it is at least 350-400 words.I hope my two posts on SPM Essay Formats were able to help you to better understand how to write a proper essay.


  1. really really helpful...thanks anyways.. lol.. :P