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How to study for PSLE English

Parents: has your child started preparing for their Primary School Leaving Examinations [PSLE]? Here are some PSLE English tips that we would like to share with you.

Firstly, you could help your child to pay particular attention to:
* Comprehension Cloze
* Synthesis & Transformation
* Comprehension Open Ended

Why? These three sections are some of the toughest. And students could lose a lot of marks if they are not careful.

What you can do is to ensure that your child
[a] reads intensively and widely
[b] comprehends what he / she has read
[c] practices past years’ papers as many as they can

Please note, and we must emphasise that the entire PSLE English paper is important.

We hope you find the above tips useful. Feel free to contact us — by filling up the form below — if you think Your English Tutor @ SG could help further 🙂

 

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Why reading is important

This is what I have had always strongly emphasised to my students and their parents. And the Straits Times decided to highlight it: Reading gives brain a workout

Regardless fiction or non-fiction. Why? Besides improving one’s grammar and vocabulary; reading as an activity does help a student’s Composition or Essay Writing, and even General Paper:

.. reading across different genres exposes learners to a variety of writing styles.

Not to mention, their twice-yearly examinations’ Comprehension Open Ended section:

“.. Highly engaged people are said to be engaging in deep processing, where they read for meaning and context, and critique what they have read.”

“More engaged reading leads to better understanding and learning ..”

But before I end this post:

“The student should receive direct instruction on how to analyse written text and learn how to write for different audiences,” she said. “I feel that many students lack this.”

Feel free to contact us — by filling up the form below — if you think Your English Tutor @ SG could help your child further 🙂

 

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