Year: 2020

The Subject Matter of “The Leader and the Led”

Reading Time: 4 minutes This post will give you a summary of the subject matter of Niyi Osundare’s poem, “The Leader and the Led”. It is all about the meaning of The Leader and the Led. “The Leader and the Led” is just one of the many poems written by the renowned Nigerian poet, Niyi Osundare. Without further ado, …

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William Shakespeare – A Brief Biography

Reading Time: 2 minutes At long last, you will now know all the important details of the biography of William Shakespeare, the English playwright and poet. Ready? Let’s go! William Shakespeare, the playwright, was born in 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in England. Shakespeare’s father was a wealthy trader. His mother also came from a rich family. Shakespeare …

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Significance of the Plot of Romeo and Juliet

Reading Time: 2 minutes I want us to take a closer look at the plot of Romeo and Juliet. This is a follow-up tutorial to the one in which I gave you my straightforward, no-meandering-around-the-curves plot summary of Romeo and Juliet. My focus here today is going to be on something equally relevant. I’m talking about the significance of …

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The Best Way to Answer Comprehension Questions – WASSCE (+PDF)

Reading Time: 12 minutes Today, you’re going to learn how to answer comprehension questions. I will show you a practical demonstration of the best approach to your comprehension questions. You will benefit immensely if you are going to be a candidate in the WAEC/WASSCE English Language test paper. So fasten your seat belts because we are going on an …

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Literary Devices & Figures of Speech 101 (+ PDF)

Reading Time: 18 minutes FIGURES OF SPEECH AND OTHER LITERARY TERMS Figures of Speech or Literary devices refer to the use of language (constructions, statements etc.) in ways that are unusual or special. These expressions are different from  the way we ordinarily use language. Example: 1. A: Ordinary Usage: I fell asleep at 10:00 pm 2. B: Special/Unusual Usage: …

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A Short Summary of Romeo and Juliet

Reading Time: 5 minutes There are countless versions of a summary of Romeo and Juliet. So why should you consider this additional one? It is because this summary of Romeo and Juliet speaks to you in a way you will easily follow. That alone makes your understanding and appreciation of this play by William Shakespeare much easier. Are you …

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12 Old-Time Books the Smartest Students are Reading

Reading Time: 5 minutes You should be familiar with the advice teachers offer to their smartest students. Just keep reading and you will become a great scholar one day. Well, today, not many people are interested in being “just scholars”. We live in a materialistic global culture in the 21st century. To most people, your knowledge means nothing if …

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Why Online Learning is a Better Option

Reading Time: 4 minutes Quite a sizeable number of individuals and families have of late been asking themselves if online learning (or simply, e-learning) is a better option than the traditional formally- structured mode of acquiring today’s in-demand knowledge and skills. My guess is you’ve been considering going for online learning. Now, let’s take it that I’m right – …

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Grammatical Name and Functions of Adverbs

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today I’m going to show you how to perform two important grammar wonders – identify an adverb and state the functions of adverbs. To be able to easily identify a word as an adverb, knowledge of the definition of adverbs is helpful. So, let’s move quickly to once and for all discover the definition of …

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Ghana WAEC Regional Branch Offices – Locations & Contacts (2020)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you looking for the way to one of the WAEC regional branch offices in Ghana? Maybe you want the contact or telephone/mobile number for one of the WAEC regional branch offices in Ghana. Well, you’ve come to the right place to learn the details of each one of the WAEC regional branch offices. Whether …

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Unseen Prose Past Questions and Answers – WASSCE Literature

Reading Time: 14 minutes Unseen prose is an essential part of the WAEC/WASSCE Literature-in-English question paper. This is why I have taken the trouble just to do you this singular favour. We are going far back into the past to dig out some of the most outstanding WASSCE Literature unseen prose questions the people at WAEC have ever set. …

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