Category: English A

The Passage

The Passage Comprehension passages are centred on a variety of topics, including the arts, social sciences, sciences, politics, literature etc. However, there is no need to have a specific knowledge of the topic on which the passage is centred. What is needed is the ability to understand the intended message of the passage by identifying…...

Question Types

Question Types The ability to identify the major reading comprehension question types and thus, being able to recognize what a given question is asking for, is a major asset when doing comprehension passages. Below is a list of the most frequent question types. Main Idea – These questions require readers to find the central message…...

The Broad Outline

The Broad Outline The Broad Outline: When faced with an essay topic, one must start thinking along these lines:   Read more →...

The Breakdown

The Breakdown Let’s break down these terms: THEME: This is essentially what your story is about. It is the main message or story line. (1) Your main message or story line must be strong as the development of your characters; conflict, climax etc will also fail to develop properly and thus lose the attention of…...

Description

Description   (a) You must be able to employ all senses in your description! You want your reader/audience to visualise what you are saying and experience the emotions behind the imagery. (b) You can describe by using: – figures of speech like similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, alliteration & personification as much as possible to make your…...