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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby awfullyKS » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:04 pm

Yes, my neighbour is quite frantic. She tried 2 other centres and even got a personal tutor for a while but his grades were the same. Maybe improve by 2-3 marks then deprove again. And his teacher in school is not teaching well. Seems like he does not know some of the synthesis basics. I just got to know about TAS. But not sure if it is too late to help. Now only left with a few months. How is your friend's child's results? Does he have tuition?

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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby JKKiasu » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:08 pm

My friend's kid attended a few renowed enrichment centres. Heard his good results were unable to sustain as he progresses to upper level so my friend is very anxious esp PSLE is around the corner. He does not have any tuition. I have not tried TAS so cant quite recommend. He is rather weak in his compo, not so sure about his paper II though. Most centres seem to adopt quite the same "methodology" of giving good phrases and techniques. It's probably easier for adults like us to understand and to try and apply the concepts/techniques. But for average students, it can be quite a demanding and challenging skill. Wonder how kids can score 34 marks and above for compo?

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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby Ymy » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:52 pm

Hi! Any feedback on the lower peimary creative writing course at Learning partners Yishun branch?

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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby JKKiasu » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:00 pm

Hi any tips on how students can score above 30 marks for compo? Please help!

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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby kitty2 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:03 am

Ymy wrote:Hi! Any feedback on the lower peimary creative writing course at Learning partners Yishun branch?


Do you know who's the teacher?I heard Mrs Yeo is good and is a popular teacher there.She was an ex sch teacher.

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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby Ymy » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:25 am

Hi! Kitty2,

Thanks. I am not sure who is the teacher. Will go and find out.

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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby Ymy » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:53 am

My DD started to write picture composition in term 2. I heard that the weightage of the composition gets higher as they progress to P2/P3. Being a kiasu mum, I started to worry for her because DD is not a very creative person.

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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby awfullyKS » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:29 pm

JKKiasu wrote:Hi any tips on how students can score above 30 marks for compo? Please help!


Hi JKKiasu,

I also am not sure. it is not easy. I heard from a friend who has her child in Rosyth that for her son's class when he gets 29, it is considered good because the teacher marks very strictly. In the exam, he will get about 32 or sometimes higher.

How is your child doing now?

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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby awfullyKS » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:30 pm

wrong post- deleted it

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Re: English Creative Writing

Postby mum2010 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:50 pm

Laurenwkids wrote:Hi JKKiasu,

The teachers are trained by the boss. They are trained to teach in a certain methodology. When I wanted to sign my child up, it was also difficult to contact them as they have certain timings that they are off or the line is engaged. But after a few tries, i managed to get them and my questions were also answered well. From my experience of calling some other renowned centres, it is the same. Some never have their lines free.

You could try out their trial and see whether it suits your child.


Hi,
I sent my gal for the trial lesson. After the lesson, she was very happy as she told me the teacher taught a lot of descriptive words and phrases. So we decided to signed up for the class. And guess what? Till now, THAT was the only lesson the teacher was so enuthiastic in teaching the class descriptive words for compo.

Also she's yet to write a compo, this really upset her as she loves writing. There was one 'writing', they were told to copy the descriptive paragraph from onto foolscape for the teacher to mark n till now I've not seen the pieace of copied 'compo'.

Hope to share what we are going thro'.

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