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Creative Writing for Primary School Students

Learn how to write narrative essays that will impress your teachers and help you ace your examinations!
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Created by Mr Jerry Lee
Last updated 7/2015
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This is the first and only online Essay Writing Course catered to Primary and Lower Secondary school students of Singapore.

This course will teach you how to write a proper Narrative Essay to score good grades for your essay writing examinations. This course is open to Primary / Elementary or Secondary / Middle School students. Parents who wish to tutor their child in Narrative Essay writing can also learn from this course.

The techniques taught in this course have been successfully applied by students, (especially those who need to take PSLE exams in Singapore), and they have all seen a remarkable improvement in their grades. The essay writing techniques taught here are simple, effective and easy to apply.

If you have any questions, you can post questions onto the discussion board of the course and he will answer them there.

In this course, you will learn the following:

- How to tackle the new PSLE Format

- Avoid common mistakes and clichés made by other students

- Planning your essay ( breaking your essay up into 4 parts, what are the key points to consider when planning each part of your essay.)

-How to write 5 different kinds of Introduction ( Easy to learn and apply!)

- Building suspense (Breaking up sequences, Dropping hints, Character's reactions).

- Writing the most exciting part of your story ( Describe the Climatic moment)

- Additional Complications ( Make the Problem or Conflict worse!)

- Proper paragraphing

- How to give detailed descriptions ( Slow-motion, 5 senses.)

- Resolving the Conflict / Problem ( Keeping it simple and logical, other ideas)

- Give a satisfying ending (Tying up loose ends, Reflections, Future plans)

After going through the lessons, you will be able to write beautiful essays that will impress your teachers or examiners. All you need to do is just apply the simple techniques taught in this course!

Who is the target audience?
  • Primary School Students
  • Elementary School Students
  • Lower Secondary School Students (Sec 1 - 2)
  • Middle School Students (Lower levels)
  • Parents who wish to tutor their child in writing essays
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What Will I Learn?
Plan for an essay by breaking it down into 4 parts
Write 5 different kinds of Introduction
Create suspense and build the story up to a climatic moment
Resolve the conflict and give a satisfying ending
Avoid all common mistakes made by other students
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  • Students should be able to understand English
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 51 Lectures Collapse All 51 Lectures 01:45:05
Is this course for me?
1 Lecture 01:20

This course is created for students who do lots of composition writing. It will benefit Primary/Elementary School Students. If you are taking PSLE, this course will be useful for you as well!

For parents, you can sign up for this course on behalf with your child and let them watch all the lessons.

Preview 01:20
Planning for Your Essay
10 Lectures 20:56

- The importance of Planning

Preview 01:16

- The benefits of planning for your essay.

Preview 01:25

- Common essay themes normally found in Primary School / PSLE essays

Preview 03:27

Break your essay up into 4 parts

- Introduction

- Conflict/Problem

- Resolution

- Conclusion.

4 Parts: Introduction, Conflict/Problem, Resolution, Conclusion.

Planning for Introduction

- Setting


- Timeframe

Planning Your Introduction

Planning for Conflict/Problem

- Make the conflict/problem worse!

Planning Your Conflict/Problem

Planning for your Resolution

Planning Your Resolution

Planning for your Conclusion

Planning for Conclusion

Some points to take note of when you are planning for your essay.

Some Reminders about Planning

How to tackle the new PSLE Format as of year 2015.

- Approach each theme by considering a problem / conflict related to the theme.

- Without problems / conflicts in your story, your essay will be very bland.

Preview 03:47

Some questions on Planning for your Essay

Planning for Your Essay
4 questions
Writing an Introduction
14 Lectures 31:06

- The importance of the introduction.

- The purpose / objectives of an introduction.

Writing an Introduction - Purpose / Objectives

You DO NOT want to write these cliches!

Avoid These Cliches

- Highlighting 5 different ways to start an essay

5 Styles of Writing an Introduction

How to write an introduction using Description


- Character(s)


Description - an Example

- How to give a reason(s)

- an example

Give a Reason

Another example using Give a Reason

Give a Reason - another Example

How to write a flashback

- Trigger

- Do not reveal too much!

Flashback (Part 1)

- Examining the breakdown of using Flashback.

- Selecting the appropriate Flashback

Flashback (Part 2)

An example of Flashback

Flashback - an Example

How to write an essay using Into the Action.

Into the Action

An example using Into the Action.

Into the Action - an Example

-Introduction using Dialogue

- Mix and Match


Summary and recap of How to Write an Introduction

Summary of How to Write an Introduction

A quick quiz to test you on the key points of writing an Introduction.

Writing an Introduction
5 questions
7 Lectures 12:40

Some points to take note of when attempting a Build Up to the Conflict/Problem.

Build Up to the Conflict/Problem (Part 1)

-Breaking up a sequence of events

- Dropping hints

- Reactions

- Creating tension

Build Up to the Conflict/Problem (Part 2)

An example of Build Up to the Conflict

Build Up to the Conflict / Problem - an Example

What to take note of when describing the most exciting part of your essay.

Description - Detailed / Slow-Motion

An example of a detailed, slow-motion description.

Description - Detailed / Slow-Motion - an Example

- Make the problem worse

- Keep it Logical!

Make the Conflict / Problem Worse!

- Summary of how to write the conflict/problem of your essay

Summary of the Conflict / Problem

A quiz to test your understanding on how to write the Conflict / Problem

Conflict / Problem
3 questions
Words and Sentence Structure
6 Lectures 10:40

Choose the right words for the right situations. Every word has its own nuances and special meaning. Using the right word for the appropriate setting will have a greater impact on the reader. It will also better portray the message you are trying to convey.

Preview 01:48

Different words that describe emotion carry varying degrees of the stated emotion.



contented < happy

contented > satisfied.

Instead of using 'weak' words like happy or sad, try using more specific or stronger words to convey the character's emotions.

Choose the Right Words - Describing Emotion

Certain words have positive or negative connotations attached to them. Understand and consider these connotations when using the words.

Choose the Right Words - Positive / Negative Connotation (Part 1)

Certain words have positive or negative connotations attached to them. Understand and consider these connotations when using the words.

Choose the Right Words - Positive or Negative Connotations (Part 2)

Be aware of your own writing and avoid repetition of nouns, verbs, adjectives or adverbs. Think of synonyms or antonym phrases if you need to restate a similar word or phrase.

Avoid Unnecessary Repetition

Be aware of your sentence structures. Sentence structure variation will improve overall readability and ensure a smoother flow for your essay.

Sentence Structure Variation
2 Lectures 02:44

Objectives of Paragraphing

Some Notes on Paragraphing

An example on how to paragraph.

Paragraphing - an example

Just one question to test your understanding on paragraphing.

1 question
Resolution - Solve the Problem/Conflict
2 Lectures 03:56

Points to take note of when writing a Resolution.


An example of a Resolution

Resolution - an Example

One quick question to test your understanding of writing a Resolution

Resolution - Solve the Problem / Conflict
1 question
Conclusion - End it well
3 Lectures 04:45

-How to write a conclusion

Conclusion - End it Well

An example of a Conclusion

Conclusion - an Example

Additional guidelines for Conclusion

Conclusion - Guidelines for your Character

Some questions to test your understanding on writing a Conclusion.

2 questions
A Final Review
1 Lecture 02:58

Recap all that you have learnt so far

A Final Review
Extra Course Notes
3 Lectures 00:00

These mistakes made in Essay Writing will probably resonate with most of you...

Preview 4 pages

3 Tips to Boost Your Essay Marks
5 pages

Take a look at the following written dialogues to see if you can spot the mistakes. Answers are on the 2nd page onwards.

Preview 3 pages
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About the Instructor
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English Tutor, Writer, Director of Intellicat Tuition School

I am the Director of Intellicat Tuition School, Singapore. I graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelors of Engineering. I have been teaching English for more than 5 years. My key specialties are in Essay Writing - Narrative, Expository, Argumentative / Persuasive. I also specialise in Grammar, Synthesis and Transformation, Comprehension.

I currently have about 100 students attending my English and creative writing classes. I teach students of all levels: (Primary, Secondary, Junior College, Elementary, Middle School, High School.) 80% of my students who attend my Creative Writing course score top marks for their essays when they return to their respective classes in school.

I believe in using online education / online courses to reach out to more students. Online Courses also allows students to learn at their own pace and in the comfort of their homes. I am passionate about teaching students how to write beautiful, compelling and easy-to-read essays.

Feel free to message me if you need help in English or Essay Writing

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