The Difference Between a Phrase and a Clause

Reading Time: 2 minutes This tutorial is going to show you the basic difference between a phrase and a clause. You will learn how to quickly tell whether a group of words is a phrase or a clause. Here are the pointers to a Read More …

How to Identify 10 Types of the Adverbial Clause

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Learning to know more about clauses in English can be fun, I’m telling you. Especially when you learn how to identify the various types of the adverbial clause. Just relax and let me show you a simple, direct way Read More …

You Need to Determine Your Purpose for Writing That Essay

Reading Time: 5 minutes   In another post, we looked at the first question that every serious student/candidate must ask when confronted with a composition topic: What approach should I adopt in this composition exercise? Am I expected to narrate, describe, discuss, explain, argue Read More …

5 Grammatical Functions of the word, “that”

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Here are five basic functions the word “that” may perform in a sentence. 1. Subordinating conjunction, introducing a relative/adjectival clause Two examples: Many bloggers that I know are wonderful people. That’s the bird that flew into our office. 2. Read More …

3 Guidelines for Selecting the Right Essay Question in an Examination

Reading Time: 2 minutes So the D-day has finally arrived and here you are, faced with a number of essay topics from which you must select one or two to write on. To come out smiling with your head held high, and to maximise your Read More …

Top 10 Essential Features of a High-Grade Academic Essay

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here are the essential features of a high-quality academic essay. You would surely want to make these important aspects of an English test essay part of the paper you will be submitting to your invigilator, examiner, tutor, supervisor or lecturer. Read More …

Top 5 Reasons You Can Obtain WASSCE Qualification Without Attending Senior High School

Reading Time: 3 minutes So why is it possible for someone to obtain a WASSCE certificate when they’ve never been to Senior High School? Here are the reasons. 1.     The West African Examinations Council has a special WASSCE for private candidates. Private means private, Read More …

Top 5 Aspects of a Terribly Bad Essay

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here come the commonest aspects of a bad essay any student or examination candidate would want to avoid. 1. Bad introduction A bad essay begins from the beginning. It starts with a poorly constructed introductory paragraph. It has a purposeless Read More …

2019 Nov/Dec WASSCE: Extra Late Registration Likely in July/August

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Note the following if you have plans to sit for WASSCE for private candidates in 2019. For the second time in a row, the West African Examinations Council has extended its late registration of private WASSCE candidates well beyond Read More …