Have you been told by your teacher the importance of reading your essay question carefully and analyzing it before diving into writing it? Here are the common genres of English essay writing in secondary School and some tips to analyze the essay questions.

4 common genres of essay writing


There are 4 common genres of essay writing in secondary school:

  • personal recount
  • discursive
  • argumentative
  • hybrid (combination of 2 genres)

It is important to identify the type of genre and key points of the essay question.

At our centre, making sure that students take time to reflect and plan is an important part of our weekly writing in our lower secondary class.

How to analyse the essay questions ?


In this first video of our Writing Series 1, Teacher Rachael will show you how to analyse essay questions based on the 4 genres of writing above.

Secondary 2 English tuition timetable

DayStart timeEnd time
Lower Sec - Saturday4.00 pm6.00 pm
Updated on September 14, 2021