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 why planning should be done :1) The beginning is almost always the hardest and many students[…]

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[…]

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 charactersWell-rounded characters are based on real life characters. Take a look at your favourite characters from books or the movies. What are they like? What outstanding traits do they have and how do they[…]

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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,[…]