All About English Composition

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All About English Composition

Postby 24hr-mum » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:44 am

is copying out model compo, doing a second draft, or memorising a compo, an effective to improve compo?

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Postby Rockdiva » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:20 am

nope, i dont agree on that..

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Postby tisha » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:15 am

I would say read a lot of model compo, and also read story books related to the same theme as compo and then try to write something on your own. I don't think memorising is a good options, as the secnarios will be different each time and the contents won't match.
Just my suggestion, I'm not an expert in this...

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Postby ppnqq » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:20 am

I would not say it's good or not but what I can say is, this is not a long term solution.

This method only helps temporarily, and it is useful to those slow learners but in the long run, if the students stick to just by memorising the compos, he is not getting anywhere. There is no way for him to advance his skill and creativity (esp) in compo/writing skill. His compo would be very 'rigid' and no surprises, if you get what I mean. So, they should not continue doing so after sometime.

The tutor or teacher should teach them the techniques, skill, vocabulary building and probably mind-mapping etc in order to improve on their compo writing skill.

JMHO.

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Postby 24hr-mum » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:38 am

mindstretcher's writer toolbox class teaches them the vocab, not sure abt mind mapping cos i nvr seen, but for hmwk they must copy model compo and redo 2nd draft. that's why i m still thinkg whr shd continue cos i like the bombastic vocab but its a chore to do the copying hmwk

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Postby ppnqq » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:42 am

24hr-mum wrote:mindstretcher's writer toolbox class teaches them the vocab, not sure abt mind mapping cos i nvr seen, but for hmwk they must copy model compo and redo 2nd draft. that's why i m still thinkg whr shd continue cos i like the bombastic vocab but its a chore to do the copying hmwk


Which was why I decided not to put my child with them after reading the feedback in this forum that they use this method. :roll:

Btw, where do you stay? I think TAS not bad but they have moved over to AMK. They are in this forum too. You can some thread started by them such as TAS and Creative Writing.

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Postby 24hr-mum » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:08 am

yes tryg out TAS next mth at amk.
its more ex, $388 per term of 10 lessons.

now sourcing convenient and gd math n sci classes. n chinese too. any recommendation? convenient as in just near mrt
stayg at bishan but may move to serangoon ctl area

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Postby Callie Tan » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:42 pm

24hr-mum wrote:yes tryg out TAS next mth at amk.
its more ex, $388 per term of 10 lessons.

now sourcing convenient and gd math n sci classes. n chinese too. any recommendation? convenient as in just near mrt
stayg at bishan but may move to serangoon ctl area


TAS is $388 for 10 lessons?? How long each lesson? I don't think it's expensive at all compared to TLL... and for your info, TLL also doing the same method, ie. copy and do 2nd draft.

I think it is ok because while copying, many skills and words etc will be reinforced. And I see that sometimes my girl will be able to recite a sentence out which might be a good thing.

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Postby metz » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:48 pm

TAS also requires the students to memorise model essays. At least that's how it is for the lower levels.
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Postby 24hr-mum » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:12 pm

the one that ask kids to copy model compo is mindstretcher, not TAS whc i hvnt started

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