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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Writing Essays

The boy is required to write Chinese short essays in his current school.  That is something new to us as he did not have this in his former school which I think it's good to prepare him for standard 3 where they are expected to write more essays. 

Topics assigned  by his teacher revolve around topics on their day to day life (生活点滴) and they are expected to write at least half a page on the assigned topics. With the help of free research papers and http://www.nciku.com/, we find writing good essays not as hard as we first thought it was.  From a C, he now gets A and A+ for his weekly essay writing, not without coaxing and loads of the mother's patience though. :)  It is a different scenario when it comes to English, his preferred language.  He can spend hours churning out loads and loads of stories without being told, with cartoon drawings included to comprehend each story.  He even asked me to get his stories published so that he can earn himself some pocket money!

I hope that he would gradually take up writing as a hobby and not see it as a chore like what I did during my college days. 


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3 Comments:

Blogger Sheoh Yan said...

Guess now Ian has completed his exam. Wish you guys have a nice weekend. By the way, Astro didn't chose April's drawing.

October 15, 2011 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger reanaclaire said...

I am here visiting... have a nice Sunday!

October 15, 2011 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger Mummy to QiQi said...

another cheating way is to write in english and then translate everything at one go to chinese at http://translate.google.com/.

Still, the grammer is not very correct, but at least it gives him an idea what to elaborate in mandarin since he can do well in english, hehe...

October 16, 2011 at 9:21 PM  

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