The importance of Creative Writing and the use of Tutors
Many kids struggle with Creative Writing; it's a most challenging topic to master, yet an ability to write well is absolutely required for exams later on. Personal Statements for higher education institutions and job applications all depend on expert use of written English. It's no wonder, then, it's such a concern to parents. Our Tutors are fortunate enough, in this area, to be enclosed by a great number of exceptional first-rate educational institutions, - top independent schools, and community schools with parents equally determined and devoted for their kids. Parents from all of these schools invest substantially in out-of-hours tuition, and I see most of them in consultation. And there is one typical issue: Creative Writing. It is one of the primary reasons for stress. Parents claim that their kids 'take a long time to write', or 'have lots of creative ideas, but can't write'. It usually saddens me to meet up with kids who've been under a suppressed routine with enormous amount of homework, - in some cases reviewed by their parents, - and are very frustrated of it. And well they could be. Their 'creative writing' is uncreative, and boring. They are unable to produce the quantity needed within the time, and are struggling to structure an essay. I'm often questioned as to what should be done. Motivation and desire is paramount. Kids must be devoted and self-confident in their ability to talk, and to record their language. Their word power should be strong enough to help with their task, and offer them a range of vocabulary. This problem needs imaginative tactic. Art is crucial. The Achievers Creative Concept programed, which regularly produces remarkable results, is art-dependent. Even without such technical expertise, there's a lot parents could do at home to support their kids, and it is never ever too early to begin:
Persuade children to love using the library, and continue visiting it. Ensure they also read magazines and journals. Spend time there, check out the textbooks on the rack, and read them with your kid. Make up stories with younger kids, about their toys, pets or world around them. Draw along with your kid; speak about your drawings, using adjectives to expand thought and support your kid in getting to know brand new words. Write the adjectives, sentences along with stories on the paper, after that stimulate your kid to try and do the writing. Work on a sheet of A4 in three, clear written paragraphs. Be sure that your kid learns how to plan, and work towards five, well-structured paragraphs. Proceed with the art, and broaden the scope. Continue looking, in 'in depth' detail, which could be translated into writing. Keep discussing, to improve vocabulary and thought. Kids are naturally imaginative; - to write effectively they need to see the written word to be an extension of their typical level of conversation. Emmeline Gordon Reid is an Independent Educational Consultant and creator of the Achievers Educational Work system. She is Head of Preparatory Education at Camelot Progressive Education Ltd, where she runs Holiday Schools. Her work is internationally recognized. If you ever need further information in relation to our Tutors, you should get in touch on 020 3322 6734. Copyright @ Camelot Progressive Education Ltd
Published on May 2, 2014
Personal Statements for college or university and job applications all depend on professional use of written English.