PAST QUESTIONS ON DESCRIPTIVE (OR STORYTELLING) ESSAYS FOR WAEC/NECO EXAMS (PART 2)

PAST QUESTIONS ON  DESCRIPTIVE (OR STORYTELLING) ESSAYS FOR WAEC/NECO EXAMS (PART 2)QUESTIONS ON DESCRIPTIVE (OR STORYTELLING) ESSAYS

1.Write a story ending with the expression: “Since then I have always tried to avoid bad company.”

2.Write a story to illustrate the saying: “Where there is a will,there’s a way.” 

3.Write a story to illustrate the saying: “You reap what you sow.”

4.Write a story to illustrate the saying: “Make hay while the sun shines.”

5.Write a story to illustrate the saying: “Opportunity comes but once.”

6.Write a story, real or imaginary which ends with “… I then realized that it pays to be disciplined.”

7.Write a story to end with the following words: “So you see, it doesn’t pay to engage in examination malpractice in English Language” 

8.Write a story to illustrate the saying “Strike while the iron is hot.”

9.Write a story to illustrate the saying: “Too many cooks spoil the broth.”

10.Write a story to illustrate the saying: “The early bird catches the worm.”

ARE YOU ASKING YOURSELF WHAT TO DO?

The questions above have been provided by WAEC to assist you understand the required standards expected in English Language final examination.

OUR SUGGESTION?

i. pick one of the questions

ii. remember the notes  below

HOW TO WRITE DESCRIPTIVE (OR STORYTELLING)  ESSAYS FOR WAEC/NECO ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAMS

 DESCRIPTIVE ESSAYS:

A.Definition:

1.A descriptive essay is   a  SHORT STORY used to explain or expose a particular sequence of events. It is usually used to conjure up an image of a person, place or object in the mind of those who do not know what or whom are being referred to. Even though descriptive essays are based on observation, the writer’s creativity in the use of adjectives can infuse new life into the event to make it more interesting or entertaining. The difference between this form of essay and the narrative is that, information in the descriptive essay is static, while the latter is focused on dynamics.

B.Layout:

2. Descriptive essays should follow a natural order of what is being described e.g. the description of the human body should start from head to toes.

3. The introduction of the descriptive essay should be a definition of an object or concept.

4. The body of the essay should focus on the details, functions, parts of the object, the characteristics, the habits and the appearance.

5. The conclusion should be a general statement to sum up what is to be learn from the object or process.

6.To describe a person: Remember the name, appearance, habits, peculiarities and achievements.

7.To describe an object: Remember the definition, exterior to interior parts, functions and objectives.

8.To describe places: Remember the name, location, size, special factors and landmarks.

9.Arrange the essay according to the main stages of the process being described and build your explanation around this frame work (2 above).

10.State the purpose for each stage of the process but make sure each stage leads to the next one.

11.Use 1st person’s point of view if related to personal experience, 2nd person’s point of view for relating another person’s experience, and 3rd person for an impersonal exposition of professional or technical topics. Choosing one of these perspective is mandatory.

C.Language & Style:

12.Usually, the tenses of verbs in descriptive essays take on the present but often in  a passive form (ask your tutor to explain this to you with examples). You may also need to use technical words depending on what you are describing; i.e. using medical terms when addressing an audience of doctors etc.

iii. check past Q/A booklets for similar answers

iv. then write yours…that is, do your own work,learn from the mistakes you make along the way, and the world will be a better, brighter place for you,at least academically (WIKI)

Good luck.

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