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09 March, 2019

How to write a Perfect Letter in Waec English Language Paper

How to write a perfect letter in waec english

Wow! Do you know 60% of Nigerians find it difficult to write a letter? Well yes and am telling you that, and i would say it again. It's just so naughty don't you think. Well am not surprised. But our case study today goes to Waec students who want to get A+ in Waec English language Paper. And i am going to share a tip on how to write the perfect letter in Waec English Language paper, anytime, anywhere, any day.

Welcome to the altar of exam success, i am "Osas Divine" your Admission coach.

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Rules of writing a Letter in Waec English language paper.


  1.  You must not write less than 450 words
  2. You must not write more than 1000 words.
  3. You must not misspell anything.
  4. You must not miss any punctuation mark.
  5.  You must use different paragraphs for each point you raise in the letter. Don't write blah blah blah....
  6.  Don't repeat any point's you raise, write different points in each paragraph.
  7.  Use the topic as a guideline don't write off topic.
  8.  Follow the rule of informal and formal letter depending on which one the topic falls under.
  9.  Make sure you don't use words You don't know the meaning. Grammar makes your work professional but don't overuse it, write simple and understandable.
  10. Don't over cancel your writing

You must not write more than 450 words in the letter.


They would definitely signify this in your question paper.

The reason is that anything less can not effectively communicate your message.

However,  the examiner does not need bla..bla...bla ...i mean meaningless point's.

If you are doing the greeting make it short and appealing to the reader.
Those shits, such as "How's Tosin, how's Ikechi I hope they are still going to school,  what of baby Tayo, is she still crying."

Please save me those shits.

Students do this just to make the letter long because they are always lazy for ideas.

Writing more than 450 words is the first rule, but remember no exaggerating.

A perfect greeting in a perfect letter in Waec English language is " How is the family,  hope they're all having a splendid time, send my regards. ( full stop)

Exaggerating it like,  How is Tochukwu I hope he is now in school,  what about Ade, did he get his admission? I hope mummy too is doing fine if so am also doing fine extend my greetings.


This is what I mean by bla...bla all in the name of writing more than 450 words.

Why it affects you instead of increasing your score.


  •  You're indirectly telling the examiner you don't have enough points to use.
  • It makes the letter ugly and childish.
  •  Stories don't help,  even if you are writing a formal letter make sure it's professional.

You must not write more than 1000 words.

This is where you would find the officious letter guru's.

The one we call "Oversabi" or " I too know" in a layman language.

Most students like to do otherwise because they say don't write less than 450 words, they try to write terribly more just to impress the Marker/ Examiner.

Yes, that may be such a great idea but let me shock you.


  •  A letter that is too long goes out of point.  What a Nigerian person call "O.P"
  •  It will lose value in some areas and if the examiner comes across it, he would see it as an opportunity to reduce your mark.
  • It increases your chance of having a wrong spelling.
  •  The examiner would think you are trying to prove intelligence and you know it all, it would, therefore, draw more attention to what would have not been done.

Eg, he will check where you failed to dot your 'i' or cross your 'T'.

A perfect letter is within the range of 450 and 700.

Anything more than that would result in breaking another rule which is, you must not write off point.

You must not misspell anything.

It's fine though because I don't expect you to know everything.

But remember that Waec English language script markers are strict and they would always look for something to reduce your mark even if it's one mark, and this is common in letter writing.

They would circle each place you spelled wrong.  Some may not reduce mark unless it's too much some will remove Marks from each place you spelled wrong.

Such as spelling,  Believe as  Beleive.

So what this calls for is, write carefully after writing read it ten times if you have to but don't cancel too much.

Make sure you spell correctly,  I am not advising you to do this because most invigilators would frown at it, but if you can do it quietly and smart, you can ask a friend to spell for you,  but don't you dare ask the invigilator to spell for you

You must not miss any punctuation Mark

Just as spellings are deemed important,  the most significant of them all is punctuation and all examiners will watch this.

The priority for this is high. But many students don't know where to put some punctuation marks.

Wait you don't know what  punctuation means?
Punctuation is a mark used in sentence writing to pass a given expression, clarify meaning and give a structure to your writing.
Such as comma, apostrophe,  full stop or exclamation mark.

It's important to use them correctly in a letter, I mean very important.

Remember we are trying to write the best letter so you can score A+ in English.

In other, for you to understand where and how to use punctuation you must get acquainted with reading.

When you read frequently,  always watch the use of punctuation and master it.

Basic rules for using punctuation.


  • Whenever you end a Sentence use a full stop. (.)
  • Whenever you ask a question use a question mark (?)
  • Use a comma to break down a sentence in most cases and other signs for expressions.


P.s : Read out your sentence,  and follow the expression,  use a comma in the place you want the reader to pause a little.

Example 1.

In all due respect, I am writing this letter to ask for a favor, I hope it fits for your approval.

Example 2.

When I first met Sarah, I told her she is pretty and she replied, " you're pretty as well".

Always remember to put a full stop at the end of a sentence and all other marks too.

Use different paragraphs for each point and don't write blah blah...blah.


# RULE,  Do not write off points.

The best way you can impress your examiner and make your letter easy to understand is to have your point's in different paragraphs.

By so doing the examiner or reader would find a space to breathe.

If you don't know how to use paragraphs,  should i say go back and kindergarten? Anyway, let me guide you.

Use sentences to build your paragraph, it should not be overlong. Different points in a different paragraph.

After a Paragraph,  leave a single line and not more than that before writing the next paragraph.  Appropriate spacing makes your work neat, but watch your excesses and don't over compress a Paragraph.

A paragraph makes it easier to read.

Don't rewrite the same point in different paragraphs, use different points.

I have said this more than once.

Waec English language examination is not such a paper you must joke it, have it at the back of your mind that you're going nowhere without it.
So whatever is worth doing, is worth doing well.

The best letter that carries more mark is what am teaching.

Don't beat around the bush and don't write one thing ten times whether in the same paragraph or not.

Let me show you what am talking about.

In my school, the teachers are very strict and Mrs. Okoro the Physics teacher falls under this category, I really don't like strict teachers however am doing my best to cope, but don't you think it's bad to be strict while teaching,  strict teachers are bad. What do you hate about strict teachers?

This is an empty paragraph, it has no point and it carries no marks.

How about this.

In my school the teachers are strict. Take for instance Mrs. Okoro the Physics teacher who flogs students for failing a test, to me it makes a student get irritated at the subject.  I love a teacher who corrects and not only punishes,  what is your take In this?

Which of them makes sense to you?

There you go, never beat around the Bush.

It just like saying you are an amateur.
Make your work decent.

If the point you're trying to pass is ' You don't like strict teachers.  Don't occupy the whole paragraph with that.
Make it meaningful by telling us why you don't like the strict teachers, an example of who a strict teacher is In your school and what makes him or her strict.


But one reminder.

Whenever you're writing don't compose it just to impress the examiner.

Make it real as if you were writing it to someone. And stick to these rules.


Use the topic as a guideline don't write off topic.


Always recheck the topic to remember what you are writing.

If you ever write outside that topic,  you're making a delicious mistake.

E.g You are writing to your principal on reasons why he should change your English language teacher.

And you include reasons to change your physics teacher, then you're on your own. (O.Y.O)

Stick around your topic and give solid points not just anyhow points.

Follow the rules of informal and formal letter depending on where the topic falls under.

You cannot write both in the same way.


A formal letter.

Is a business or an official letter you write to an organization.

E.g A letter to your principal is a formal letter because the school is an organization.

A letter to U.B.A Manager is a formal letter because it's is considered official.

How to write a formal letter perfectly in Waec English language.


1.  Use two addresses, yours should be on the right-hand side and the organization address should be on the left-hand side.

2. Leave a line after your address before writing the receiver's address.
But remember to put the name of the organization in the address of the receiver.

3. Include a date under your address.

4. Use punctuation rightly.

5. After the address, salutation comes next even If you know the name of the person, don't use it in the salutation eg.

Dear Mr. Samuel,

Because it is official.

Dear sir, or Dear Ma'am, is the most suitable.
You can combine it if you don't know the gender of the person  Dear Sir/Ma'am.

6.  After your salutation, the headline comes next. The heading should carry the purpose/title of your letter. Ensure It is professional.
E.g 1 A LETTER OF REQUEST TO CHANGE OUR ENGLISH TEACHER 
E.g 2 A letter of Appreciation for the Award in the Quiz Competition.

Note these two titles.

Examiners will always check.

If you use small letter/lower case in your title you have to underline it.

But if you use Capital letter/Upper case don't underline.

Make sure your rulings are straight don't rule with your hand.

7. After the headline,  start with an introduction but make sure you don't start greeting like.

How is your friends and family,  or whatever?  A formal letter is straight to point. No beating around the bush.

Start by referencing something and stating the purpose of your letter e.g

A LETTER TO CHANGE MY ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER.
In reference to my result which was very poor Last term In English Language, i am writing this letter for a change of my English language teacher.

That is it, no need for more stories. You get your complete mark.

8. Next start the body of the letter, by giving your points why you want your principal to change the teacher and how it would help you more.

Make sure your body keeps all the rules I have taught you.

Don't forget to add a conclusive Paragraph,  that should carry something like you're hoping for a reply and the summary of your whole paragraphs.

9. After the body,  just appreciate the reader for his time and co-operation.  This is the conclusion aspect. Give it a good finishing touch.

10. Write the subscription.

Subscription is the part you end your letter.
A good letter that starts officially must end officially.

The appropriate subscription for a formal letter is Yours Faithfully,
Then your Full name,  if it is a business letter sign After your name, but not really important.

Make sure you don't write something like this.

Yours faithfully.
Or
Your's faithfully,


Why?

The first one would have been better but it should have a comma at the end, not a full stop.

The second one would have also been better,  but don't use an apostrophe in yours.

How to write a perfect informal letter.

An informal letter is written to your friends, close people or relatives.

1. It only has one address which is Yours.
2. After your address, write the salutation. The salutation must, I repeat must have the name of the person because in this case, you know the person,  you can also use a pronoun instead of a noun.

Examples.

Dear Titi,
Dear Mum,
Dear Tutor Okoro,

That shows it is an informal letter and it shows the examiner that you know what you're.

Dear Sir or Dear Ma'am are reserved for formal letters in the most suitable way.

3. Don't include a headline in an informal letter, start with a simple greeting.  Likewise,  don't beat around the bush too much, make it simple. 

Note: Don't use extend my greetings,  it is an old fashion way. Instead, use Send my regards.

4. After greetings, the body should open with your purpose of writing the letter in one paragraph.

5. Next, the main body should carry your point. 

In a formal letter, abbreviations can be used partially. 
But I prefer you don't, just write it in a friendly manner. 

6. Conclude your paragraph with a summary and hope for a reply if it applies to the topic.

7. End with a good subscription. 
Yours sincerely, for friends and relatives. 

Yours truly, very close relatives

Yours affectionate,  to your father,  mother,  sons, and daughter. 

Yours obedient, in a letter from a student to a teacher. 

Make sure you don't use words you don't know the meaning. 

I like using grammar/vocabulary in my sentences because I study them. 

You can use grammar in a formal letter on average but in an informal letter,  it is best to use a simple language. 

Using words You don't know the meaning just because you have heard before is silly.

Avoid Cancelling or rough work. 

It best to write your letter in a rough sheet before transferring it finally,  if it would waste time then be extra careful. Cancelling kills the beauty of your letter,  if possible just use a single straight line to cross it.

Conclusion.


A good Waec English language letter must be convincing and clear don't tell stories. 

How to make sure your letter is more than 450 words and less than 1000 words

It's not sensible to start counting the number of words to be exact 450 or above and no examiner would do that. Yes, they won't because if they have to do so how many can they count because they always mark more than one script. 

The right reason for this is to tell the candidates not to write a letter,  one paragraph, two and that's the end.

But trust me a good examiner can tell the number of words in your work by looking it at it without counting. Not that he will know exactly how many words.

Just make sure you write enough meaningful points.

Today you have learned how to write a perfect letter in Waec English language paper. 

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08 March, 2019

How to get A+ in Waec English Language

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Come to think of it, English language is a very important and core subject in the West Africa Examination Council.

Aside from that, i don't need to tell you that when it comes to Admission processing in Nigeria institutions, without a pass/credit in Waec English Language, it would be impossible for you to study anywhere, even abroad.

In a nutshell, today i am going to teach you how to get A+ in Waec English Language Paper, in one sitting. But if this is not your first sitting, no problem, ride on.

Welcome to the center of excellence, i am "Osas Divine" your Admission coach.

Keep reading.


Strategies on how to get A+ in Waec English Language Paper



I have discovered, many students have little or no knowledge about English language, and so, therefore, they really think they can use cheats to pass waec.

Because of this, and for any other problem you would have a problem in other subjects, i wrote a very powerful guide that would suffice. You can check below.

" Cheats on How to Pass waec and get A+ in all Subjects"

Nigerian students are poor English speakers and at the same time poor writers.

Don't forget the importance of English, it's not a must you malpractice or cheat, believe me, it's very easy to fail when you malpractice because wrong answers come and examiners are very strict these days/

Before i unveil the whole secrets on how to get A+ in Waec English Language paper, let me show you the structure of the exam.

Structure of the Examination( Theory)

In the examination, you will have to answer two papers.
PAPER 1 AND PAPER 2, this would be packed in a single section paper, which is usually written in the morning.

But after you submit that paper, you would have to wait for paper three later in the day, which is strictly Oral English.

Don't worry we will iron all.


So let's start with Paper Two.

Note: You just entered Our Classroom so behave like a student, sit down comfortably like to a queen or king, if you like get a glass of wine, cross your leg but don't cross your mind and let's learn. It's time to claim your success. 

Lack of Preparation leads to destruction, so let me prepare you now.

You're going to be given three sections in the exam, SECTION, A B AND C.


THE INSTRUCTION WOULD COME IN THIS MANNER:"Answer three questions in all: one question from section A and all the questions in section B and C.
Note: Could be switched at any time.
Paper 2: Section A

  • The first question and any other question is usually A letter: Eg " A friend of yours wants to study in your school and has written to you for information and advice. Write a reply to him, telling him all that he has to know about the school." So there is a possibility you would be given two letters, you would decide which one you would answer


  • The second question or third question would likely be an article: Eg. " write an article suitable for publication in a national newspaper on the topic: The importance of national sports festival.


  • Then you will also get a question from a Debating topic. Eg. You're a principal speaker in a debate, on the motion: Instead of free education, we should have free medical care. Write for or against the motion.


  • The last section would be a story eg. Write a story ending with the statement: We apologized to each other and reconciled.


Good news! You must answer only one from this section and whichever you are writing, it must not be less than 450 words.

I am only going to give you a basic foundation on how to answer questions from this section.
Because i have covered each of them in a separate article.

Click here for " How to Write a perfect Letter in Waec English Language 
"Click here for " How to Write a Perfect Debate Topic in  Waec English Language" 
Click here for " How to write a perfect Article in Waec English language 
"Click here for " How to answer a perfect Story in Each English language Paper" 
MAIN INSTRUCTIONS FOR SECTION A

  • Do exactly as you are told. For instance, you're told to pick one from section A, make sure it is only one, doing otherwise all in the name of getting more marks is " I too know and will only yield to deduction of marks"
  • You are told not to write less than 450 words, that does not, mean you count every single word in your answer, that would be silly and time-wasting, it must flow naturally, by the time i teach you what you do, you will have a perfect idea of how to pass this instruction, but make sure you don't write heaven and earth, if not you're proving to the examiner that you're such a guru, and they will start checking your spellings and punctuations. So keep it natural.
  • In no account must you copy anybody, the examiners are very strict and intelligent. Suppose they see two same answers in this section, both you and the other person would be penalized. SO MAKE SURE YOU CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO LEARN HOW TO WRITE YOURS PERFECTLY WITHOUT COPYING ANYONE
  • Make sure your work is neat an sensible, don't write off point. Eg, describing situations that do not have any business with the topic. Always remember the examiners are strict. You can't bribe the examiners, because you can't know where they are going to mark your script. 
  • Feel free to answer anyone you know how to do best each question carry equal marks. The total mark for this is 50.




Paper 2: Section B and C

Section B is a comprehension passage with preceding questions, usually within the range of Letter A to I, i mean The questions under the passage would be, a, b, c sometimes to h or i.

This section carries 20 marks.

Most students find it difficult to answer the comprehension passage because sometimes to read and understand is a problem.

it's a good advantage if i was the one unlike Jamb Use of English where you have to answer in an objective manner, but in this case, you have to write out your answer with your own words.

There is a high chance you can make it because i have dealt with this topic already. Using the S.R.S.R technique, it works for any exam.

Click here for " How to Use the S.R.S.R. Technique to Answer Comprehension in any exam" This works for any examination.
For section which is a Summary Passage, the best thing is also to Use the S.R.S.R Technique to answer the question. It works like Magic.

SECTION CARRIES 30 MARKS

Paper 1: OBJECTIVES

So your remaining marks would come from paper 1, which are all objectives, good for you, but this where you need smartness not just intelligence, with cases of similar questions.



Overall Things to do to get A+ in Waec English Language Paper.

  1. Get Prepared before the examination.
  2. Study Words Meaning and spellings
  3. Study Sentence Constructions
  4.  Study Letter writing, debating topics, essay, and articles.
  5.  Practice Having a good Handwriting
  6.  Practice with Waec Past questions Many past questions.
  7.  Don't be too slow or over fast in the examination
  8. Write your answer in a rough sheet before filling it inside the answer sheet, so that you don't rough your answer sheet why cleaning mistakes.
  9. Tick with a sharp pencil, do not paint it. Examiners love clean work.
  10.  In your theory,  be very careful, don't spell wrongly,  quietly ask a friend if possible,  you would get a little minus score for your spellings, in section A for most examiners.
  11.  Let your writing has spacing, Don't compress your work too much all in the name of managing paper. Ask for an extra sheet if possible
  12.  Think before you answer anything. Don't be too much in a hurry.
  13. Don't get distracted by anyone remain focused.
This is the best tip I have for now on how to get A+ in Waec English Language paper, if you can successfully do as i say you would get A+ in one sitting.

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05 March, 2019

Waec 2019/2020 Cheat on how to Pass and get A+


Have you been searching for a cheat to pass waec 2019 Exam?

Today I am here to give you a very sure cheat that you can use to pass and get A+ In Waec/Ssce Examination.

Welcome to the center of excellence I am 'Osas Divine' your Admission coach.
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Today I have decided to clear the air because Early preparation always results in perfection, that is why I have taken the time to write this 2019 Waec guide.

Hey! Can I tell you something? if your mind has been stuck on how answers will be leaked in the examination or how to malpractice.

Then you are making a very big mistake.

Most students believe it's easy to use waec Cheat to pass the Exam and because of that mindset they don't prepare and many students have been writing the exam over and over.


Fact: In in the Presence of cheats in the Exam, there is still possibilities of failing the exam.

 But today you are lucky to be here because I am going to show you the exact cheat to pass waec.

First, I have to suggest the reason students fail waec.

4 Reasons Students fail Waec and Cheat to Pass Waec 2019/2020 Exam.



  • Lack of Preparation
  • Relying on Waec runz
  • Poor Handwriting
  • Not writing the whole subjects applied for


I believe if you look at these four reasons very well you will most likely agree with me that, these four reasons are the main cause of mass failures in Waec

In brief.

Lack Of Preparation:

Most Waec Students don't have time to prepare for the exam, otherwise, their mind is " We will surely get answers in the hall"

Some start preparing 1 month to the exam thinking it's the best strategy.

But today I am spelling it at straight, if you want to pass waec in 2019 then you must start preparing at most, 4  months before the exam.

I wrote a very important post on how to pass Jamb in 2020, where I shared 15 tips that will definitely make anyone score high.

Do you know the number one tip I shared?

This is it, Get drunk with Study.
Yes, you heard me right.

Success is not free, you have to pay a price for it.

Even in free town, you must pay the price for the price.

The same rule applies to waec.

Stop looking for waec cheat to pass the exam. The best Cheat is your brain.

To be frank, when I wrote my own exam, we were given waec cheat,  can I shock you.

60% of the answers were confirmed wrong.

Secondly, the school was penalized for examination practice and our results where withheld.
I had no option than to write Neco.
Waec has many easy ways for expo but yet it's the easiest exam to fail.

So don't joke with it, without it you can't get admission
Don't waste your time on things that don't mean so much to you.


Click here to Learn 15 Tips on how to pass Jamb


Relying on Waec Runz

Would you want to waste all your time and money?

Yes sometimes it's easy to get answers in the hall, and some times it is not.

The problem is, not all are solved correctly as in my case. Which means even if you were promised malpractice you have to still read very hard to pass the exam.

It's good to be on the safer side always.



Poor Handwriting.

To remind you, there is no such thing as a cheat to pass waec
Student's with bad handwriting always place adverse effects on their result.

Waec is a handwritten examination and for you to please the examiner to get a good mark you must be able to write clearly and smart.

This is why many students fail, they know the answers but due to poor handwriting, they get poor marks.

Take note: In Waec English Language paper you would be scored for your handwriting, in the letter writing aspect the most important thing to know is to spell correctly because examiners deduct marks from wrong spelling.

In overall before you write Waec learn how to write clear and boldly

Not writing the subjects you applied for

No subject is less important in Waec, in other to pass waec make sure you write all the subjects you applied for, you never know which will help you.

In a nutshell, write every subject perfectly

Cheats to Pass Waec and Conclusion to get A+


I will recommend you try to make Waec in one sitting, it really gives you more advantages in Examinations.


  1. Even if anyone promises Waec runz you still have to study and don't fully rely on them.
  2. Make sure you don't take any form of irregularities to the exam like phones or notes sneaked with you if you get caught by the supervisors you would be punished.
  3. Don't believe any website that promises to help you get answers a night before the exam, 87% of them are fake.
  4. Practicals give you mark more in Waec for the Science students, get your specimen ready in time, most schools can help with this, prepare for it before the exam.
  5. Answer carefully, it's good to start with the theory before the subjects
  6. Don't feel so intelligence as a friend if you can but silently in a way you don 't get noisy as it will be on your own if you get caught.
  7. Arrive in the hall in time and revise.
  8. I always say this and will always say this, it's not about intelligence but smartness
  9. Improve your handwriting.
  10. Pray and be Hopeful
My last words, read, read, read... This is the best cheat to pass Waec take it or leave it.

I hope I will see you at school next year?
There is no cheat to pass waec, prepare and write base in what you know, all the best.

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