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Posted by: Dorian Heller at 23/11/2020 4,300 views

Economics essays are an essential part of H2 economics paper2. It holds the weightage of 60% of the total paper. Scoring high marks in an economics essay is a combination of economics knowledge and examination technique. 

JCEconomics tuition by Anthony Fok focuses on building up the concept of students. He ensures that students plan the essay type questions before answering them straight away.      

In this article, we will discuss the tips and tricks to solve essay type questions. Moreover, we will discuss the importance and planning related to these questions. And how JCEconomics tuition helps the students to ace the essays.   

Essay Type Questions and Their Importance 

For students who take H2 Economics, essay type questions are an essential part of them. Because they hold 60% weightage out of the total. Paper2 essays consist of section A&B. Each unit contains three questions. SectionA mostly consists of microeconomics, and SectionB focuses on macroeconomics. Candidates have to attempt three essay questions, at least one from each section. For instance, a student attempts one question from sectionA and two from SectionB and vice versa. Most importantly, students cannot try all three questions from one section. 

In Singapore, one of the hardest for students in economics. Economics is challenging to ace, as it includes many technical terminologies that are alien to students. It is also a sensitive subject to write about, especially if your exams require you to explain specific economics terms and their impacts through essays.

Tips For Essay Type Questions

There are several tried and tested techniques to solve essay type questions. No problem is significant if you are familiar with the appropriate way to attempt it. Anthony Fok from JCEconomics tuition trains his students to ace the economics essays. His students know how to prepare themselves and confidently plan the problems.

However, here are some common tips and tricks that can be beneficial for every aspiring student:

Understanding the Question 

It is a common mistake for students to answer the question without carefully reading it. We understand the temptation to start writing as soon as you see the problem promptly. But when you are done with the answer and reread the question, you might notice that you have missed a particular detail. As a result, you might end up doing the whole process again. So, it is always advisable for students to read and understand the question first. And only then start writing. 

Secondly, you may forget the question midway in writing your response, which would lead you to beat about the bush and give irrelevant details. However, if you had understood the problem first, you would have been able to avoid such a mistake. 

Making Simpler Sentences

While you are writing your exam, the most crucial factor is to explain your ideas clearly. So, always try to write in more straightforward sentences. If you have gathered two or more ideas in a single sentence, it would be difficult for the examiner to comprehend it. The simpler, the better!

Secondly, when you write short sentences, it will be easier for you to recheck your paper and save you a lot of time. So, remember, one idea is a sentence!

Know the Question Asked

Are you or your friend confused that you write such long essays but still don’t succeed? The problem might not be in the length of your essay, but with the relevance of your answers. Sometimes students manage to deliver all the knowledge they have about a particular economics issue, but the question is, was it even asked? You should always make sure to answer exactly what the examiner wants from you. Only then, you’ll gain the marks you deserve!

Evaluation of the Essay

Often ignored, evaluation is an essential part of the essay. It is like a cherry on top. Its absence leaves an essay incomplete. There are several factors involved in the evaluation of your report. Let us have a look:

  • Considering the opposite elements and their effects on your answer 

  • If the original statement is incorrect

  • How important is a factor

The essay questions that need evaluation can have the words: Evaluate, assess, Discuss, to what extent. 

The trick to evaluating your essay is to ask these five questions from yourself:

1. How reliable is the content of your essay?

For your essay, you will be using a variety of sources. However, you need to be clear whether the source is reliable or not. Moreover, it should not be biased at all. 

2. How many other factors have you included?

When we look at the effect of a single outcome, we may isolate it from other possible factors. So, it is advisable to mention other factors as well.  

3. Have you considered both points of view?

Subjects like economics, history, and sociology never have a single point of view. However, all the ideas are debatable. So, it would be wise of you to write your evaluation considering both facts of opinions. 

4. What is the current state of the economy?

In economics, you need to stay up to date with the economy. Such as the rate of currency and inflation. Write your evaluation while considering the effects of the current economic state if your country. 

5. What are the different perspectives?

As mentioned above, there are always different perspectives on a single situation. These might be negative or positive, include both of them in your essays. 

Preparation of Essay Writing at JCEconomics Tuition 

In Singapore, JCEconimics tuition is the best Economics Tuition to prepare for your A levels Economics Exam. Anthony Fok, also known as the economics guru, personally trains his students for the exam. He does this by first inculcating the concepts and then teaching examination techniques. Moreover, what makes him different from all the other tutors is that he is available all the time. If you contact him online to review your essay, he will surely grade it for you. His additional efforts show remarkable results every year. Hence, becoming the reason behind his popularity in Singapore. 

So, to ace, not just your essay, but all the other sections as well, contact JCEconimics tuition as soon as possible!

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