Back to Course

JSS1: ENGLISH LANGUAGE - 2ND TERM

0% Complete
0/0 Steps
  1. JSS1: English Second Term | Week 1
    5 Topics
  2. JSS1: English Second Term | Week 2
    5 Topics
    |
    3 Quizzes
  3. JSS1: English Second Term | Week 3
    4 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  4. JSS1: English Second Term | Week 4
    5 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  5. JSS1: English Second Term | Week 5
    4 Topics
    |
    3 Quizzes
  6. JSS1: English Second Term | Week 6
    4 Topics
    |
    3 Quizzes
  7. JSS1: English Second Term | Week 7
    4 Topics
    |
    2 Quizzes
  8. JSS1: English Second Term | Week 8
    3 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz



  • Do you like this content?

  • Follow us

Lesson Progress
0% Complete

An argumentative essay is a form of composition on a controversial issue and tries to prevent evidence in favour of that position.

Examples of argumentative topics are:

  • The girl child should be educated
  • Children in rural areas are more helpful than children in urban areas
  • Education should free at all levels

An Expository Composition:

Exposition is a clear and detailed explanation of a given topic. The aim of an 

expository composition is to explain a process, to inform, to instruct or to bring someone else to see one’s point of view. Expository essay contains a great deal of description

Elements of Writing

In an expository composition, the writer exposes or explains a simple process or series of events clearly in a logical order.

The structure of an expository composition:

  • The title
  • Attractive introduction
  • Body/Content (Divided into paragraphs)
  • Conclusion

Features of Argumentative Composition

  1. Appropriate introduction
  2. Definition of proposition
  3. Proof/Disproof of the proposition
  4. Concluding the argument

Format of Argumentative Composition

Good Afternoon Mr. Chairman, Panel of Judges, Accurate Time Keeper, Co-debaters, Ladies and Gentlemen. After the usual vocatives/greetings, the debater should briefly introduce him/herself. My name is _____________, I am from ___________ school and I am here to oppose the motion which state ____________

Conclusion:

In the concluding paragraph, you summarize all the points that have been made earlier and restate your stand.

Evaluation:

  1. Write an appropriate features of an argumentative composition
  2. Write the structure of an expository composition

Assignment:

As the chief speaker in a debate organized by your school,

Write for or against the motion “Girls are more intelligent than boys”.

Reference: New Concept English For Junior Secondary Schools Book 1 by F. Ademola et al.

Responses

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

back-to-top
error: