Hybrid writing technique

Following Tr Rachael previous lessons about analysing your essay questions,  narrative writing and expository writing, here is a new lesson for you showcasing the Hybrid Writing technique.

In this lesson 4, the learning objectives are:

1. Be familiar with the structure of a hybrid essay
2. Know how to signpost your essay to show you have addressed both genres

What is a hybrid essay?

It refers to combination of 2 genres of writing in 1 essay.

What are the two types of hybrid essay?

Descriptive and reflective (expository)

  • Describe some school-wide events that are held in your school. What are some lessons you can learn from them?
  • Describe your experience of working with others. How has it helped develop you as an individual and team player?

Personal recount and reflective (expository)

  • Write about a conflict you had with a close friend or loved one. What are some lessons you learnt from the experience?
  • Write about a time someone inspired you to be courageous. In what ways did this experience grow you as an individual?

How do you organise/structure a hybrid essay?

Option A

BP1: Describe & Reflect
BP2: describe & Reflect
BP3: Describe & Reflect

Option B

BP1: Describe
BP2: Reflect
BP2: Reflect

Option C

BP1: Describe
BP2: Reflect
BP3: Describe
BP4: Reflect

Detailed explanation & hybrid essay example

In the video below, Teacher Rachael gives more details about this technique and shows an hybrid essay example (Option A).


Hybrid writing assignment

If you would like more practice on narrative writing, download the assignment below.


Check the 2022 timetable

LevelDayStart timeEnd time
S1 hybrid classSAT4.30 pm6.30 pm
S2 hybrid classSAT6.30 pm8.30 pm
S3 hybrid classMON7 pm9 pm

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