Throughout your academic career, you will be called upon to write a formal assignment called an essay. An essay can have many forms or purposes; however, the basic structure is the same. Supporting a view, describing an event, finding a solution to a problem are only some of the formats we must tackle, but if we follow these simple rules, the essay will ‘write itself’ as we expand our ideas.
Many a time, my students are overwhelmed by their anxiety as exam period looms over the horizon. Exams and certification – especially in Greece, have come to be interpreted as a matter of life or death, adding to young learners’ frustration.
What many scholars and parents neglect to comprehend is, what the true purpose of accumulating knowledge is. Are our children studying to learn, or are they meticulously trying to ‘master’ an evaluation test?