With K-12 and KPUP comes the relaunching of the dreary essay. Although hated by many, essay writing is a great way to check thought process, organization, and understanding, so the question most students have would be:
“How do I get a perfect score?”
“Does grammar really matter?”
“How do I get started?”
Here are some essay pointers your teachers would probably not tell you:
1. Hindi nakaka impress ang mahahabang essays (at least some)
True, that it is a feat to sustain writing long essays, but I have always been impressed how students can encapsulate a complicated idea into simpler truths. Besides, an average class consists of about 40 students and trimming down the reading marathon IS a big help. Thanks in advance!
2. Isipin mo nalang na love letter mo sa teacher mo ang essays.
You don’t want your beloved agonize in pain as we decipher letters we have not seen in our lifetime. Although we do not equate bad writing with bad content, take time to legibly write your essays because just as cliche goes-sometimes we do judge a book or an essay by its cover.
This is how I feel when I see challenging essay:
3. Mas “PERSONALIZED” mas maganda
We don’t want a language wall for your overuse of abhorring and superfluous words. We want to get to know you, your thoughts, your experiences and the things that you have learned. So when your teachers tell you “there are no right or wrong answers” they want you to just be yourself and write from your heart.
Take time reading essay questions, and if there are any rubric attached, please read them as well. An essay question tells you the answer immediately; all you need is to carefully unlock the question. Here is a simple illustration of how you can slowly dissect an essay question.
image retrieved from : www2.le.ac.uk
5. Ang essay parang taong in-love. The flaws don’t matter; it’s what you got inside ❤ 🙂
Battling against grammar, spelling issues, and punctuation? Your teachers can be as forgiving when it comes to form/grammar lapses. Although these aspects are still given premium, it is what you bring in the table that counts most. Writing is a process and in that journey we sometimes commit mistakes- the good thing is WE LEARN.
Happy Essay writing!