MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

982 views

How can I use the PEAL chain to avoid waffling?

It can often be difficult when answering an essay question to clearly phrase your answer without losing sight of your main point and waffling. An incredibly helpful way of improving your writing style is to follow the PEAL chain rule within each paragraph. PEAL stands for: 

P - Point. Begin the paragraph with the overall point you want to make.

E - Evidence. Find evidence of your point such as a quote from within the text.

A - Analyse. Analyse your example from the text and how this reinforces your initial point.

L - Link. Remember to check that your paragraph is answering the question and ends in a way that you can link it to the opening of your following paragraph.

In following these steps, you should be able to decrease repetition and overwording your paragraphs, allowing you to write clearly and concisely.

Hope C. A Level English tutor, GCSE English tutor, A Level History tu...

2 years ago

Answered by Hope, an A Level English tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

51 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£20 /hr

Barney M.

Degree: English Literature (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered:English, Psychology+ 3 more

English
Psychology
English Literature
English Language
Biology

“I am an English student at Durham University and hope that my love of English can inspire a real enjoyment of the subject for you too.”

£20 /hr

Cathy T.

Degree: English Literature with TESOL (Bachelors) - Exeter University

Subjects offered:English, Maths

English
Maths

“Fun, engaging tutor with a focus on making materials that genuinely help with exams whilst retaining the interest of my tutees in their subject!”

John D. GCSE English tutor, A Level English tutor, GCSE Biology tutor...
£30 /hr

John D.

Degree: English language and literature (Bachelors) - Oxford, University College University

Subjects offered:English, English Literature+ 3 more

English
English Literature
English Language
Chemistry
Biology

“Hello hello About me: I am a third year English Literature and Language Student at University College, Oxford. Amongst the things I feel most strongly about our drama, literature and teaching. I am a student ambassador at my college ...”

About the author

Hope C. A Level English tutor, GCSE English tutor, A Level History tu...

Hope C.

Currently unavailable: for regular students

Degree: English (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered:English, History

English
History

“Hi there, i'm Hope, a friendly and enthusiastic tutor of English currently studying at Bristol University.”

You may also like...

Posts by Hope

How can I use the PEAL chain to avoid waffling?

What to consider when analysing poetry

Other A Level English questions

Analyse F.R. Leavis’ description of ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ as being ‘a complete break with the nineteenth-century tradition’.

How can I use the PEAL chain to avoid waffling?

How does 'Jane Eyre' demonstrate the qualities if "rebellious feminism"?

How do I structure a convincing essay?

View A Level English tutors

We use cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok