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What's the Section II Skills-based Program?

20 Jan 2024 15 Views Jackson

The Skills-based Program seeks to develop essential essay-writing skills and attitudes which best positions students to respond to any Task A and B stimuli. Focusing on the development of skills confers the advantage of versatility and flexibility as the given S2 stimuli may vary considerably, as opposed to memorizing prepared essay responses. Specifically, the program will seek to develop the following skills in students:

  1. Be able to generate, on-demand and under timed conditions, well-considered, thoughtful, and nuanced ideas.
  2. Be able to effectively organise, structure, and express ideas under timed conditions.
  3. Construct and steadily build up a bank of ideas to draw upon.
  4. Learn to self-reflect and critically appraise written essays to identify areas of improvement.