So what makes a good story ? Read this 2-part essay to understand how students can become better writers and story-tellers. In this, they are advised to follow a narrative structure which all good stories possess, and how they can also find their personal voice to write with confidence and ease.
Parents often lament that their children score poorly in composition examinations. Naturally, most of these parents are anxious to try to find out why their children are simply not scoring in their compositions despite the regular library trips or getting supplementary help through various writing workshops and tuition classes. There are several reasons which can account for the poor results suffered by these students.
One of the most important skills that students learn in school is writing. It is a lifelong skill that will always be practical. However, students who score poorly in writing often lament and say "I stink at writing !" or "I'll never be a good writer." Any teacher knows it is nearly impossible to teach a student with very little confidence in his or her own ability to write. Nevertheless, there are several ways for teachers and parents to help these students become more confident and better writers
"IT just makes me feel that I have done my best to prepare my children for stressful examinations", says a parent. No matter whether it is mathematics or Mother Tongue or perhaps every other subject, parents want the best for their children, especially when it comes to' education. This feature story brings together perspectives on tuition from education stakeholders like the Ministry of Education, parents and tutors, why parents hire tutors, and what makes a good tutor. See also story on Tutor hunt: What can you do first as a parent.
PRIMARY school users of thinkingMath books participated in a workshop to help them better apply the key strategies used in the books. All seats were sold and we apologise to many on the waitlist. Children from primary 3 to 6 attended the sessions held at Goldhill Plaza in the first half of the June school holidays.
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