How can I better prepare myself for the A level Economics Essay section?

I have written extensively about this in other sections of the blog, but just 5 quick tips that’ll get you there.
  1. Get exposure to many different types of questions and try to understand what each one requires.
  2. Thinking about how Economics is relevant to the real world. For example, why might some market structures be more suitable for certain industries? (in the sense that the outcomes are desirable to society.) Or for Macro — how does the US raising interest rates affect Singapore? How does the change in price of oil affect global trade and growth?
  3. Practice. Writing fast and also thinking fast.
  4. Learn how to critique your own work. Try peer assessment. Get your hands on good answer keys but don’t abuse them (i.e. don’t memorise full answers.)
  5. Choose the question wisely. I like to avoid 25 marks because they are less scaffolded. Also, just pick the ones you can answer, not the hard ones.

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