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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby moomoo2 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:27 am

phtthp wrote:Is comprehension, not compression


Sorry, type too fast... :imsorry:

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby Musicstar » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:37 pm

moomoo2 wrote:
Blessedwife wrote:Hi Jedamum,

Can you also help to PM me any good recommendation for English creative writting

Thank you in advance :)


Hi Jedamum,

Can you also help to PM me your recommendation for English and chinese creative writing(compo) , compression and grammer


Thank you in advance


Hi all,
Are you talking about books or tutor?

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby Musicstar » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:30 pm

The tutor told me cannot memorise phrases to apply on writing? Any opinion? She said can give my girl idioms to memorise only.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby Musicstar » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:16 pm

Can help to recommend me home tutor at woodlands for English writing?

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby strawberrycupcakes » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:23 am

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FantasyLandDreams wrote:I mean I only know TAS and MS offers creative writing courses but after browsing their materials for P2 at their centre, I feel that each has its pro and cons that I like/don't like. Hence would like to hear other recommendations/options for both english and chinese creative writing courses from other experienced mummies here. Prefer location in the East. Thanks.


im new to this thread.. What is TAS and MS??
Anyone can also share if there are Sept holiday Creative Writing programs around East?



Hi just pm u

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby strawberrycupcakes » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:27 am

Musicstar wrote:The tutor told me cannot memorise phrases to apply on writing? Any opinion? She said can give my girl idioms to memorise only.



depends on what the tutor wants. My kids tutor prefers to correct their sentence structures. She believed that the kids should be instill with proper writing skills, not memorising other people's work.

I do agreed with it.

Do PM me if you need any contacts :)

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby sembgal » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:30 am

quixation wrote:
FantasyLandDreams wrote:I mean I only know TAS and MS offers creative writing courses but after browsing their materials for P2 at their centre, I feel that each has its pro and cons that I like/don't like. Hence would like to hear other recommendations/options for both english and chinese creative writing courses from other experienced mummies here. Prefer location in the East. Thanks.


im new to this thread.. What is TAS and MS??
Anyone can also share if there are Sept holiday Creative Writing programs around East?

Hi, you can check out British Council website. There is holiday writing workshop in Nov/Dec 2014.

http://www.britishcouncil.sg/english/courses-holiday

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby slmkhoo » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:11 am

strawberrycupcakes wrote:
Musicstar wrote:The tutor told me cannot memorise phrases to apply on writing? Any opinion? She said can give my girl idioms to memorise only.



depends on what the tutor wants. My kids tutor prefers to correct their sentence structures. She believed that the kids should be instill with proper writing skills, not memorising other people's work.

I do agreed with it.

Do PM me if you need any contacts :)

Memorising will make the writing sound forced. If you have time (not just before exams), get the child to read more and internalise the vocab, expressions, grammar etc. The writing will sound more natural.

I realise that memorising is used a lot for Chinese writing, but that is because Chinese formal writing actually requires much more use of standard phrases and expressions, and that is considered good style. It's different for English.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby Musicstar » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:44 pm

The school teacher gave my dd remark to write more vocabulary and phrases. In my opinion, if did not memorise the phrases how to remember what to write. Is reading story book help in writing?

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strawberrycupcakes wrote:
Musicstar wrote:The tutor told me cannot memorise phrases to apply on writing? Any opinion? She said can give my girl idioms to memorise only.



depends on what the tutor wants. My kids tutor prefers to correct their sentence structures. She believed that the kids should be instill with proper writing skills, not memorising other people's work.

I do agreed with it.

Do PM me if you need any contacts :)

Memorising will make the writing sound forced. If you have time (not just before exams), get the child to read more and internalise the vocab, expressions, grammar etc. The writing will sound more natural.

I realise that memorising is used a lot for Chinese writing, but that is because Chinese formal writing actually requires much more use of standard phrases and expressions, and that is considered good style. It's different for English.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Postby slmkhoo » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:30 pm

Musicstar wrote:The school teacher gave my dd remark to write more vocabulary and phrases. In my opinion, if did not memorise the phrases how to remember what to write. Is reading story book help in writing?

Reading builds up language skills overall, but the child must make the effort to notice and remember the words and phrases, and practise using them in speaking and writing until they are internalised. In a way, this is memorising, but they must be in context and not isolated phrases and sentences which are forced into a piece of writing. I suppose writing them into a notebook and reviewing them may help, but you lose the context. My kids learned all their vocab from reading and from speaking with us at home.

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