Last week, we posted our exclusive audio series on Power "Insider" Tips to Boost Secondary School Writing. It was a blast, and so many parents commented that they love it! However, they also asked for the transcript for the audio clips.
Unfortunately, we don't have it. But what we can do is to put up the salient points together with the link to the clip again.
The second tip was on Situational Writing, and how much writing the Cambridge marker is looking for in an exam script.
Listen to the audio clip here: https://youtu.be/HJIiFb7NyCM
1. Recap. Situational Writing is one Section in English Language Paper 1. It consists of 30 marks.
This component is further sub-divided into 2 sub-components - Task Fulfillment (or the evaluation of content and ideas), worth 10 marks, and Language (meaning, grammar and vocabulary), worth 20 marks.
2. A Task Fulfillment question usually comprises a short paragraph of text, followed by some bulleted points. These bulleted points are given to guide your child's thinking, planning, brain-storming and eventually writing the paragraphs out.
3. The tip is - regardless of the number of bulleted points provided in the question, your child must minimally elaborate on 5 of them. 5 points worth 2 marks each make up the total 10 marks in this sub-component.
The mistake that many students make is to elaborate on 4 or less points.
Also, in his elaboration, it is important that he uses original, specific and creative ideas. If these are done properly, your child can expect a grade of at least a high band 2 or even a band 1 for this sub-component.
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