Planning your CUEGIS essay

Planning your CUEGIS essay

Before you start your essay, it is worthwhile doing a quick plan. Simply having paragraphs in an essay does not mean that your ideas flow well. Criterion D (structure) requires you to write “fit-for-purpose” paragraphs. This means that you must write with clarity, with each paragraph clearly addressing the essay question.

To score maximum marks, you must have:

  1. An introduction to the essay
  2. A main body (with around 3 or 4 paragraphs)
  3. A conclusion
  4. Fit for purpose paragraphs

Source: 50 Excellent CUEGIS Essays, by Alric Chong & Lois Johnston-Walker

Reproduced with permission from Level7 Education (

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