What are students’ common errors in Comprehension
While there are many ways to excel in Comprehension, it also critical to look back at students’ common errors in this particular GP component. These errors often pile up and eventually result in a substantial loss of marks for the students, all of which are avoidable. Therefore, this article will dedicate to the common errors and teaches keen students to stay clear of them.
Many of our students claim that they do not understand why they have lost their marks despite understanding the question requirements. Such a claim has much relation to forming broken causations. Students who skim on their explanation will discover that their causations lack important scoring points which contribute to the loss of marks.
Unable to grasp the key idea of passage
With time being squeezed in midst of an examination environment, students often miss out on key ideas of a passage as they try to finish their passage reading in the shortest possible time. This, however, is counter-productive as students do not derive extensive understanding from the passage, losing out on the main passage ideas which leads to poor answering subsequently.
Unable to fulfil AQ requirement with substantial local examples
An arguably tough component, the AQ tends to be answered poorly as students are unable to fulfil its question requirements with substantial local examples. Many students have little knowledge in the local context and become clueless when asked to provide examples in Singapore with relation to the topic in question.