HOW TO PRODUCE A GOOD PIECE OF WRITING?
1 CREATIVE Introduction
-to hold the interest of the reader
- can begin your essay by using direct speech, a question, stating your feelings etc.
You may begin your essay by using a question or stating your feelings :
How many of us can recollect our early experiences as a baby? For me, my earliest begin only at about the time when I could walk. Prior to that I cannot recall even a little bit.
2. EXPAND ideas by adding details - adjectives and adverbs
a. Add adjective to nouns
e.g. Ah Moi is a clerk.
Ah Moi is a hardworking clerk.
b. Add adverb to verbs
e.g Ah Moi walks to her office.
Ah Moi walks slowly to her office.
c. Add phrases
e.g. Ah Moi works in a school.
Ah Moi works in a school near a river.
3. Use a variety of sentence patterns
a. Simple sentence
e.g. Ah Moi is a Form 3 student. She likes singing.
b. Compound sentence
e.g. Ah Moi is tall and thin.
c. Complex sentence
e.g Ah Moi is a tall and thin student who likes singing.
4. CORRECT SPELLINGS
Do not be confused with Bahasa Melayu
e.g. television (televisyen)
5. USE FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
a. Proverb (short phrase that gives advice or general truth about life)
e.g. Ah Moi : Look at the students making so much noise when there is no
Ah Hua : Well, when the cat’s away, the mice
b. Idiom (expression which means something different from the
original meaning of each word)
e.g. She passed the examination with flying colours.
c. Phrasal verb (a verb that combines with an adverb or a preposition) to give
a new meaning)
e.g. I am sure you can count on him to help you.
d. Simile ( a comparison of one thing with another )
e.g. When she talked, her voice was as loud as thunder.
6. Use suitable connectors
a. Logical connectors
– As a result