Under the guidance of The Straits Times’ teaching specialist Debra Ann Francisco, students will pick up rich
ideas and tips on writing techniques as well as curate sound content to score in the continuous writing
segment of the English examination.
What the course covers:
• Learn the structure of essay types (argumentative,
expository, descriptive and mixed-genre essays) and tips on how to tackle them
• Build vocabulary and knowledge of current affairs topics
• Analyse ST news stories and commentaries in a rich resource package
• Use authentic examples from news stories to enhance one’s content
Debra Ann Franciso taught English Language and Literature in MOE schools for more than 14 years. for the past six years, she has been in charge of educational content development in student publications for The Straits' school team and working with Singpaore schools on the professional development of teachers in news-in-education.
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