Tips to Write an Essay for Directed Writing, SPM

When writing an essay, it is very important to have a clear outline (essay structure). It helps you to organize and develop your ideas.

Paragraph 1 ~ Introduction (1-3 sentences)

Paragraph 2 

  • state point 1 (1 sentence) 
  • elaborate point 1 (1-3 sentences) 
  • give example to support point 1 (1-3 sentences) 

  • state point 2 (1 sentence)
  • elaborate point 2 (1-3 sentences)
  • give example to support point 2 (1-3 sentences)

  • state point 3 (1 sentence)
  • elaborate point 3 (1-3 sentences)
  • give example to support point 3 (1-3 sentences)

Paragraph 3

  • state point 4 (1 sentence)
  • elaborate point 4 (1-3 sentences)
  • give example to support point 4 (1-3 sentences)

  • state point 5 (1 sentence)
  • elaborate point 5 (1-3 sentences)
  • give example to support point 5 (1-3 sentences)

  • state point 6 (1 sentence)
  • elaborate point 6 (1-3 sentences)
  • give example to support point 6 (1-3 sentences)

Paragraph 4

  • state point 7 (1 sentence)
  • elaborate point 7 (1-3 sentences)
  • give example to support point 7 (1-3 sentences)

  • state point 8 (1 sentence)
  • elaborate point 8 (1-3 sentences)
  • give example to support point 8 (1-3 sentences)

  • state point 9 (1 sentence)
  • elaborate point 9 (1-3 sentences)
  • give example to support point 9 (1-3 sentences)

Paragraph 5

  • state point 10 (1 sentence)
  • elaborate point 10 (1-3 sentences)
  • give example to support point 10 (1-3 sentences)

  • state point 11 (1 sentence)
  • elaborate point 11 (1-3 sentences)
  • give example to support point 11 (1-3 sentences)

  • state point 12 (1 sentence)
  • elaborate point 12 (1-3 sentences)
  • give example to support point 12 (1-3 sentences)

Paragraph 6 ~ Conclusion (2 sentences)