It should also give an overview of the approach in a clear and concise manner.
For structured questions, however, an overview of the approach may not be necessary.
The body should contain the thrust of the answer, usually comprising a few paragraphs, with each paragraph containing only one main idea.
The main idea in each paragraph should be succinctly conveyed in the topic sentence, with the rest of the paragraph elaborating the topic sentence by giving details, examples, facts and statistics.
The topic sentence is usually, but not always, the first sentence in the paragraph.
Sometimes, the topic sentence can be the only sentence in the paragraph if it is self-explanatory.
A list of command words commonly used in the GCE ‘A’ Level Economics paper together with their explanations can be found on Economics Tuition Methodology.
Step 5: Make a note of the relevant economic theories and concepts that come to your mind without paying attention to their degree of relevance.
In the Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Economics (H2), the essay paper accounts for 60 per cent of the total marks.
Therefore, good essay writing skills are essential for obtaining a good grade in the examination.