Month: May 2019

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 phrase in a sentence. 1. Two helpful definitions of a phrase could be your starting …

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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 to spot an adverbial clause in any sentence. You may also like: How to identify …

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The Significance of Fofo’s Dream in Faceless

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Book One, Chapter One of Faceless opens with Fofo’s dream while she sleeps on a piece of old cardboard in front of a provisions store in the Agbogbloshie market place. But before we discuss the significance of the only dream in Faceless, I would like us to quickly go over the essential details of …

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Describe the Attempts Made by Poison to Hide Baby T’s Identity

Reading Time: 4 minutes Baby T’s identity after her death remains a mystery to the people of MUTE and Harvest FM for some time. The person who goes to great lengths to hide Baby T’s identity is Poison. We shall begin this tutorial about attempts made by Poison to hide Baby T’s identity by briefly outlining the events that …

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The Role of Ms Kamame in Faceless

Reading Time: 3 minutes We are taking a close look at the role of Ms Kamame in Faceless, a novel by Amma Darko Ms Kamame is a social worker with The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), a Ghanaian non-governmental organization. The role of Ms Kamame in Faceless can be seen in the context of  the many social problems …

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The Significance of the First Encounter Between Kabria and Fofo at the Agbogbloshie Market

Reading Time: 7 minutes   This tutorial is about the significance of the first encounter between Kabria and Fofo at the Agbogbloshie Market. For you to do proper justice to a question about the first encounter between Kabria and Fofo at the Agbogbloshie Market, you will need to cover the below important areas. But before we continue … I …

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Chapter Three Summary of Faceless

Reading Time: 4 minutes This tutorial is one more in a series that is all about concise summaries of the chapters in Faceless, a novel by Amma Darko. You will find the summary of Chapter Three of Faceless here. I am about to give you the complete summary of Faceless Chapter Three. Much of the detailed description that characterizes …

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The Character and Role of Kabria in Faceless

Reading Time: 4 minutes   In this tutorial on  the character and role of Kabria in Amma Darko’s Faceless, we will delve into the following major points. I trust that you will pay close attention to these aspects of the character called Kabria in the novel, Faceless. Below are your key points to bear in mind as you do …

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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 or am I expected to use a combination of two or more of these approaches? …

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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. Subordinating conjunction, introducing a noun/nominal clause Two examples: I believe that everyone has something great …

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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 score you need to choose wisely. Because if you select a question which is not …

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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. These major characteristics of a standard English essay are good for you to learn and …

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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, right? What it means is that you can be in your home, in employment, in …

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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 thesis statement or none at all. 2. Poorly developed paragraphs Usually, the writer would have …

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Nov/Dec 2020 Extra Late WASSCE Registration Likely in July/August

Reading Time: 2 minutes Note the following facts about a possible extra late WASSCE registration. That is, if you have plans to sit for WASSCE for private candidates in 2020. For the third time in a row, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) extended its late WASSCE registration of private candidates in Ghana. The extended registration deadline for the …

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