Section B of the English A paper was once Comprehension; however, as of the 2018 sitting of the CSEC English A exam Section B will be Expository Discourse. This means that there are a few different topics that fall under this heading. You must also remember that there will be only one question in this section (a mandatory question). Below we will explore some of the different types of topics that comes under expository discourse:
- Outline of Expository Writing
- Expository Writing Explained
- Business Letter Explained
- Statistical Report
- Statistical Report Writing
Letter of Complaint
1) Write a letter to the principal detailing a pressing problem facing the school. Explain what makes the issue worthy of attention and suggest possible solutions.
2) Write a letter of complaint to a business that has disappointed you. Explain what dissatisfied you about the product or service offered by that company and what you expect the company to do to remedy the situation.
3) Write a letter complimenting a business or company for its outstanding services or products. Be specific about what you like, and give details on your positive experience with the company.
Business Letter- Letter of Request
Imagine that you are keeing a fundraising event for your school. Write a letter to a company of your choice seeking sponsorship for your event.
Your letter should include information about the following:
• Description of the event
• Date of the event
• Time the event will begin
• location of the event
• Statement of how the school will benefit from this venture
• Details of the type of sponsorship you are requesting
- Letter format- salutation , address,date,body,complimentary close ( 10 marks)
- Writing conventions – appropriate use of punctuation marks, capital letters, subject and verb agreement ( 10 marks)
- Content – relevance of information and clarity of instructions ( 10 marks)
Choose any ONE of the following topics. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE INFORMATION ABOVE
- Write a letter to the Minister of Culture and Sports outlining to him or her how important traditional games or sports are to your community.
- Write a letter to the Minister of Culture and Sports outlining to him or her the importance of culture in your community.