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Important tips on reading

Elaine Chiew is an author, researcher, educator and an arts and culture reviewer. She has written a number of short stories, several of which have won international writing awards. She also edited the anthology Cooked Up: Food Fiction From Around...
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Your Child May Just Be a Startup Founder

Recently, we came across a number of interesting infographics showing how startups were formed and how they developed into full-fledged companies. Here are two of them: Source: Best Friend Bible Source: Best Friend Bible In today’s world where the start-up...
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Developing an Innovator’s Mindset in our Children

Many of us are familiar with the Growth Mindset, discovered by Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology. Such a mindset is encouraged in both children and adults because it is the belief that the “most basic abilities can be developed through...
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Writing Can (and Should be) Planned

There’s a famous saying that goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” While this paints the worst case scenario, planning before writing can certainly improve the quality of the writing and also make the process easier. Here’s...
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Common Mistakes in Writing

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Common Mistakes in Writing Based on our observations, many students (both upper primary and lower primary students) make these mistakes unknowingly and it is hard to reverse these mistakes when they become bad habits. However, with the right...

A Good Writer: Does your child have what it takes?

There is definitely more than one way to gauge whether your child is or can be a good writer. Some may argue that if a student consistently scores high marks for Paper 1 (the written component of the English language...
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5 Elements of Good Storytelling

What does it take to write a good story? Perhaps, you could start with these five essential elements of storytelling. 1. Well-rounded characters Well-rounded characters are based on real life characters. Take a look at your favourite characters from books...
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5 things to know before signing your children up for writing classes

It is undeniable that writing is an extremely important skill that every child should acquire to not only excel in the present but also to be future-ready. Perhaps, you are a parent who has been considering writing classes for your...
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Our Customised Teaching Approaches

At Artistic Strategies Academy, we recognise that every child is different and would have different learning needs. Therefore, after conducting a diagnostic test for our students, we are able to ascertain the strengths and areas of improvement. We then customise...
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Enrolling Children in Writing Competitions

The idea of entering a writing competition may seem daunting to many (adults and children alike). However, at Artistic Strategies Academy, we believe in creating opportunities for our students to participate in writing competitions, both local and international. Here are three...
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Tips for Editing Writing

Editing is an essential process in writing. When done right, editing can make the difference between poor writing and good writing or even between good writing and great writing. Many people believe that editing just involves correcting grammatical and spelling...
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Bond with your child in creative ways

Bond with your Child in Creative Ways Here are a few activities that both parents and children can do during the last week of the June school holidays! These activities enable you to spend quality time together while igniting your...

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