Saturday, October 25, 2014

Task 2 Writing - 350 word essay

It's been a while since I last posted new material. I've been receiving watsapp messages on how to tackle this component.

Please read the 2 main notes for this post on writing.

Below is a sample question:
Some people think that parents should teach children how to be good members of society. Others, however, believe that school is the place to learn this. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Write at least 350 words.

Note 1. When you read the question, what do you look out for? I often hear students tell me the "key words". What are the key words. Well, they are basically 2 main pieces of information; the subject of the question and the task of the question.

In the question above, the topic is "who is responsible for the teaching of kids? teachers or parents" and the specific task is to write about both views.

Note 2. Here's a sample of the body paragraph. It should be written in the PEE form. (I've written on this before, please refer to these and )

  Many people think that parents play the most essential role when it involves bringing up their children to be contributing members of society. They think that the parent has the closest relationship with their child or children, therefore it makes them the most qualified in moulding their children’s character and demeanour.  For instance, it is natural for parents to have a bond with their children and they instinctively desire the best for them. This, creates a desirable scenario as the parent would allocate sufficient time, effort and cost which would ensure that their children receive the necessary knowledge and education which would provide them the foundations and makings of a contributing member of society.