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Where kids learn to write well

If you are concerned that the prevalence of social-media lexicon is blunting your kid’s writing ability, you are not alone. Writing well is not just essential for improving exam scores; it could also be connected to maturity and important life skills.

Puzzled by abbreviations like AMA, OMG and LMK in the text messages your child sends you? You are not alone.

And if you are concerned that the prevalence of social-media lexicon is blunting your kid’s writing ability, you are not alone either.

Writing well is not just essential for improving exam scores; it could also be connected to maturity and important life skills.

In a study conducted by the University of Washington and published in the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation in May 2017, researchers concluded that reading and writing skills were associated with children’s self-regulation – their ability to focus, set goals for themselves and resist negative impulses.

NO LOST CAUSE

Writing can be a challenge for children who have not unlocked their creativity and discovered the beauty of the written word.

As early as primary school, students may struggle with writing compositions and using the right vocabulary. Some parents also observe a corresponding lack of interest in other parts of the English paper, or in other subjects. Because weak writing and comprehension skills may adversely affect grades in other subjects, a student’s self-esteem may also decline.

At WR!TERS @ WORK, students are encouraged to use written words to express their ideas.

Since 2012, WR!TERS @ WORK has established a solid track record. More than 92% of their students have achieved either an A or A* for English at PSLE. With centres in Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Timah and Clementi, WR!TERS @ WORK offers primary and secondary school writing and English classes.

The unique structure of the WR!TERS @ WORK writing programme includes experiential activities such as the use of dramatisation, visual aids and classroom discussion of real-life scenarios.

These engaging initiatives aim to stimulate students’ imagination, helping them come up with different ways to interpret and write compositions. Creating interesting stories becomes a fun and fulfilling activity.

A CREATIVE JOURNEY

Thinking of exciting, original story plots that stand out from the crowd can be tough during the limited time students have during the composition examinations.

WR!TERS @ WORK students have an advantage as they can draw from a library of ideas. At every lesson, students are introduced to a story with a unique title that gels the plot and vocabulary together. These form the fundamental building blocks for students to learn writing with ease.

If grammar is a weak spot, WR!TERS @ WORK offers comprehensive English classes for Primary 3 to 6 students.

Methodical training in the synthesis and transformation, cloze comprehension and open-ended comprehension sections of the PSLE English paper helps get students one step closer to that A* grade in English.

The WR!TERS @ WORK curriculum is results-driven, empowering students to seek perfection in every composition examination.

To help students apply the knowledge gained at WR!TERS @ WORK in school and improve their results, students are given opportunities to practise writing in structured weekly sessions. This helps them better process and retain the lessons learnt while also benefiting from their teachers’ guidance.

If a child requires slightly more guidance, the small class sizes ensure that they receive it. There are no more than 12 students in a classroom, so teachers have the time and bandwidth to offer personalised attention to every student.

Teachers are able to identify and maximise each child’s strengths, encouraging more advanced writers to push their creative boundaries while helping intermediate writers improve.

Visit writersatwork.com.sg to find out more.

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