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 intervention, it is possible. Here are some common errors to look out for in your child’s writing:1. Misuse of contractions:Contractions such as[…]

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 examination in local Singaporean schools), he or she is a good writer. While this may be[…]

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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 reasons why we enrol our students in writing competitions:1. It Builds ConfidenceWhen students win these[…]

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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 errors. However we believe that it is more than that. When editing a paragraph, for example,[…]

Creating a Descriptive Setting

The setting in a story can determine many things. It is not simply the time and place that the story takes place in. The setting also determines the mood and atmosphere in the story, affecting the characters and the plot. For example, if the plot is a tragic one, the setting might be dark and[…]