Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Chief Examiner's Report on 2018 May /June SSCE

*Chief Examiner's Report on 2018 May/June SSCE* 

 *Candidate's Weakness and Remedies* 
 _The weaknesses observed include_ :
1. poor paragraphing;
2. poor expression as a result of wrong concord, poor punctuation marks, wrong use of tenses, poor use of prepositions and articles;
3. failure to grasp the requirements and demands of the questions attempted;
4. inability to construct simple and correct sentences;
5. wrong use of the first person pronoun "I";
6. poor vocabulary and organization of thoughts;
7. writing below the required number of words on the essay topics;
8. illegible handwriting;
9. spelling errors;
10. poor knowledge of the basic rules of English grammar;
11. mindless lifting of answers from the passage;
12. use of text message abbreviations such as "u" for "you" "d" for "the", "ur" for "your" etc.

 *SUGGESTED REMEDIES* 
 _Candidates should:_ 
1. endeavour to improve on their vocabulary and grammar in English Language through extensive reading;
2. take time to understand the exact demands of questions before attempting to answer them;
3. draw up an outline to organise their thoughts before writing their essays;
4. read through their work to correct spelling and grammatical mistakes before submitting their scripts;
5. practise essay writing constantly;
6. converse regularly in simple and correct English expressions.

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