Unfortunately, this is a classic example of the experience students have with English comprehension. Students would receive marked assignments with red crosses all over, alongside model answers or essays to refer to—without further explanation on why those are grade ‘A’ answers or essays or how to avoid making the same mistakes. They are practicing blindly without more specific steps on what to improve in their answers.
The tendency then, is for students to think “it’s just like that,” go by “feel”, or try to memorise model answers to help them tackle similar exam questions.
And when they leave the exam hall feeling that they have done well—their grades often say otherwise.
The truth is, as compared to Mathematics or Science where identifying the right topic, plugging in the right formula and solving the equation (without mistakes) will help your child secure the marks, there exists no clearly-defined way in school to help him/her nail an ‘A’ in English, until now.