All About English Creative Writing

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tsh0202
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Re: English Creative Writing

Post by tsh0202 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:07 am

Just to clarify. The Write Place which I mentioned is at Jurong East but the Writer's Place which SP Mummy asked is at Admiralty.

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Re: English Creative Writing

Post by Laya » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:28 pm

Do any one have suggestions about The write place@ jurong east vs Mind stretchers for P1 kid.

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Re: English Creative Writing

Post by 3Blessings » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:22 pm

Julie Kong wrote:Can anyone recommend good creative writing class in Bukit Timah area for Pri 4 &5? They are generally quite good in their English but I want to "buy insurance" for their creative writing. Super KS but I am very stressed up for their PSLE!


Hi Julie, you might want to try LCentral at Bukit Timah plaza. They have very good creative writing program I heard. :smile:

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Re: English Creative Writing

Post by catddy2002 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:21 pm

Hi,

Would appreciate feedback on creative writing by The Learning Edge Centre LLP at frontier cc.
They claimed their student will be good in both paper 1 and 2.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by iLoveChubby » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:10 pm

Hi!
Any parents have good recommendations/feedback on private tutors who can teach creative writing for a P3 kid, appreciate if you could pm me, thanks!


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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by vinegar » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:03 pm

my P3 DS dislikes writing compo. He is very dependent on us to guide him thru.I tried to give him some guidelines,reference books b4 he starts,but he still very reluctant.

He prefers to write Chinese compo instead of English compo.

how to cultiviate his interests in writing compo? I just engaged a english private tutor for him, but the teacher sound boring to him after 2 lessons.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by ChiefKiasu » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:25 pm

vinegar wrote:my P3 DS dislikes writing compo. He is very dependent on us to guide him thru.I tried to give him some guidelines,reference books b4 he starts,but he still very reluctant.

He prefers to write Chinese compo instead of English compo.

how to cultiviate his interests in writing compo? I just engaged a english private tutor for him, but the teacher sound boring to him after 2 lessons.


How about trying to get him to talk instead of write? Show him a diagram from picture compo books and ask him to make up a story to say about the diagrams. When he is done, explain how he can make his story more interesting and organised by helping him organise his points into 3 parts - intro, body and conclusion. Give him ideas of how to make his story funny or exciting. When you get him really excited and all pumped up about making a really good story, let him sit down and do the actual writing.

Try not to approach it as a test or exercise. Position it as how he gets to make his own stories.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by vinegar » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:32 pm

U've a good point.i've tried that but he finds it very sianz to write.....The tutor even had outlined the story into 3 parts as u mentioned.He just nid to put it into proper compo.He just refuses to write.Even if he starts to write,will take him 3 to 4hours to finish one compo.Drive me nuts.

Sometx,he takes two days to finish one compo....

Recently,he has this habit of keep sharpening the pencil while he is writing.He also very particular in his handwriting.When he writes a comma or full stop,he has to keep "darken" the dot.I keep asking him why he has such habit but he can't explain.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by boo » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:27 am

Any recommendations for p1 writing classes in the east? I signed my girl up for mindstretcher's writer's toolbox but am thinking of withdrawing. I'm not keen on her having to copy model compositions.

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Re: All About English Creative Writing

Post by toffee » Sun May 12, 2013 6:28 pm

Hi mummies and daddies,

Does anyone have experience with this school "Monsters under the bed" (MUTB)?

http://www.mutb.com.sg/index.html

I couldn't find any reviews on them, they seemed to have a lower profile compared to TAS, TLL, Mind Stretcher etc. But the fees seem to be on the high side ($320 for a month which makes it $80 for 1.5 hr lesson - comparable to TLL standard). But i was told the class size is smaller.

Any parents with feedback, please do kindly share! Many thanks!!

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