Essay Practice

As a moment of coalescence in the process of responding to the novel “Touching the Void” the students have two periods to write an essay using questions from prior exam papers. The essay will then be marked  and used as a basis for an essay writing development workshop next week.

The students could select from the following Questions:


How does Simpson show how difficult it was for him on the mountain after he was injured?


How does the writer portray Simon in the book?


Choose a passage from the book which you find especially tense or exciting. Write about the methods Simpson uses to create tension or excitement in this passage.


What is the significance of the title in “Touching the Void”?


About Christopher Waugh

Challenging the norms of secondary teaching. Publishing every single thing my students and I create. Live in Wanaka, New Zealand - the best place in the world.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s