Here’s the format for the Application Question (AQ):

Intro- Brief summary of the author’s point; your overall stand + justification. Your justification should be in terms of Singapore’s related examples.

  1. Requirements a. Main Sentence/ Idea (identified from the passage). You can either quote directly from the author or to paraphrase his ideas. b. Your view/ stand.

  2. Explanation – Reasons to support your view.  Evidence from our country or personal experience.

  3. Evaluation: Balance- Looking from another perspective/ Opposing View come (Why some people might disagree with your view.) Reasons and evidence for the opposing view

  4. Consolidation: Putting it together -reasons why you stick to your original view rather than the opposing view.

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