The Objectives of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society (ARPS)

Reading Time: < 1 minute This tutorial will outline the aims or objectives of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society (ARPS). Formation of the ARPS The Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society or ARPS was a Gold Coast protest movement formed in May 1897 at Cape Coast. The brain behind to formation of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society was John Mensah Sarbah. Some …

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7 Characteristics of High-Performing Students

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you can build the below qualities of high-performing students then you too can become one within a relatively short period of time. BTW. I’m not referring to geniuses or exceptionally talented students here. Instead, I mean normal everyday students who tend to consistently perform better than the rest. Are you one of those students …

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Character and Role of The Commissioner of Police in Harvest of Corruption

Reading Time: 3 minutes I seriously think you should begin taking a closer look at the character and role of the Commissioner of Police in Harvest of Corruption. You are not alone if you keep wondering if there is much for anyone to say about the character of the Commissioner of Police in Harvest of Corruption. Personally, I was …

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9 Reasons for the Electoral Success of the Progress Party

Reading Time: 3 minutes We want to identify the key factors that contributed to the electoral success of the Progress Party (PP) in the 1969 second republic elections in Ghana. The Progress Party, popularly known as PP, was founded and led by Dr Kofi Abrefa Busia. It won the 1969 General elections with a landslide victory. Below were the …

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Proto-Nationalism in West Africa – Causes, Features and Achievements

Reading Time: 3 minutes This brief tutorial will teach you the definition, causes, features and achievements of proto-nationalism in British West Africa. Note that the four colonies that we normally refer to as British West Africa are The Gambia, The Gold Coast (Ghana), Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Remember, also, that Liberia, though an English-speaking country, has never been a …

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Subject Matter of “Song of The Women of My Land”

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today you will have a summary of the subject matter of “Song of the Women of My Land” This post is about the subject matter or the meaning of Oumar Farouk Sesay’s poem, Song of the Women of My Land. “Song of the Women of My Land” explores the poet’s concerns about the way his …

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Top 6 Comprehension Past Questions and Answers (PDF)

Reading Time: 14 minutes I’ve got some really cool comprehension past questions and answers I know you would love to have. You are free to download and/or print the PDF copy of this set of WASSCE Comprehension past questions and answers Simply keep on reading and you will soon get to the place where you can download your FREE …

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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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Consider Romeo and Juliet as a Tragedy

Reading Time: 6 minutes The purpose of this post is to take a close look at the reasons why we may consider William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet as a tragedy. To perform the above task effectively, I shall attempt a step by step answer to the following questions: What makes a play a tragedy? Is Romeo and Juliet a …

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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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