Tips on Composition Writing and the Oral Component
After poring through the examination papers, our teachers have noticed the following problems students face:
1. During Essay Writing and Oral Practices, many students have memorised certain key vocabulary words and phrases, and try to force-fit these words and phrases. Sometimes, this can come off awkwardly. (e.g. John was over the moon to be punctual for school).
2. During Essay Writing, students conclusions tend to be cliched (e.g. I learnt that honesty is the best policy.)
3. During Oral-picture practices, while the students would give short and direct responses, they were unable to elaborate or think wider than the teacher’s initial question or prompts.
The following are suggestions to improving essays and orals:
The new PSLE syllabus has a stringent rubric. By applying the essential skills and techniques, students can break that 35-mark barrier in essay writing, thereby having the added advantage of clinching that AL1 in the English paper.
Here are more exam tips from our specialist teachers
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