Economics is one of the toughest subjects in school because it tests on the ability of students to apply the economics concept learnt in textbooks to current real-life situations in the business world.
Economics is one of the toughest subjects in school because it tests on the ability of students to apply the economics concept learnt in textbooks to current real-life situations in the business world.

Economics is one of the toughest subjects in school because it tests on the ability of students to apply the economics concept learnt in textbooks to current real-life situations in the business world. Often, these real-life situations have a “solution” that is being executed in the real world. Thus, it is very easy to be “answering wrongly”. Furthermore, students’ analysis and recommendation are vital pillars to writing a good essay. Mainly, students find Economics a challenge because of the following factors: 

Lack of Time and Discipline 

The two schooling years in every junior college is probably the highest commitment level needed from any student – with several subjects, compulsory Co-Curricular Activities, external events, social life all occurring at the same time. Economics, in particular, is a subject that requires a good and strong structure and framework that needs time to be built. Students who are over-exerted with their commitments find it difficult to devise a customized framework to study for each type of Economics questions. 

At ChampionTutor, lessons are structured and planned according to the student’s pace. This ensures that the students can study with highest efficiency and learn from the qualified tutors. 

Difficulty in Application to Real-Life Situations 

While it is easy to understand the theoretical part of Economics, churning out an Economics essay is a totally different issue. An analogy would be driving: it is easy to understand what is on the theory book, but when you put your hands on the wheels, there is so much going on simultaneously and you have to be able to link everything smoothly and correctly in order to have a safe and good drive. 

At ChampionTutor, our tutors will go through the concepts and ensure it makes sense to students by teaching in a simplified and straightforward manner. Following which, our tutors will make sure students learn to apply these concepts on real-life situations to use in examinations. There will be equal emphasis on the theory and application aspect, as opposed to how schools are mostly focused on theory rather than the application itself. 

Difficulty to Write the Correct Analysis 

Even the smartest of students could stumble when they write their first Economics essays. This is because scoring an L3 is as good as getting full marks for your Additional Mathematics question. After understand and knowing how to apply the concepts, students must be able to pen down their analysis in the way that hits every aspect of the rubrics and in the way that the marking teacher likes. At this point, students will ask for “model answers” to know what their teachers are looking out for. However, teachers will always refuse to give model answers – and they’re not wrong for doing so. Giving a model answer or template will see most students trying to fit into the rigid format such that they miss out on the logical analysis that differs from question to question. This is a cycle that disadvantages students – students want to know the format, school teachers refuse to give the model template. Students often only learn what they should write and what they should not after each test in school. However, how many of such tests or exams can students have before their A-Levels in the short span of 1.5 years in junior college? Unfortunately, it is not enough for students only to learn after the exam. 

At ChampionTutor, we see this challenge an our qualified Economics tutor singapore will guide students to write in ways that can score a high L2, and even an L3. Again, there is no one size fits all. Our tutors are dedicated in analysing the different forms of question types in A-Levels and predicting upcoming trends in the examinations. They could impart their knowledge and guide students on writing a convincing Economics essay.  

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