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Are you ready to take your child’s composition writing to the next level? 

Crafting memorable characters is not just about stringing words together—it’s about bringing stories to life. 

In this guide, we’ll explore how you can help your child create vivid characters that leap off the page and captivate readers. 

From understanding key challenges to mastering the EduEdge #CAB formula, we’ll equip you with the tools and techniques to enhance your child’s writing skills for the PSLE English exams.

Understanding the Challenges

Creating compelling characters can be a daunting task for young writers. Many students struggle with knowing what to describe and how to bring their characters to life. 

Without proper guidance, they may fall into common pitfalls that result in lacklustre character descriptions which are vague (or fuzzy).  

As a parent, you play a crucial role in helping your child overcome these challenges and unlock their full potential in composition writing.

Example of a Poor Character Description

Imagine reading a story with characters that feel flat and uninspired. Without clear descriptions of their traits, appearance, and behaviour, it’s difficult for readers to connect with the characters on a deeper level. 

Here’s an example of a poor character description:

Sarah was a girl. She had brown hair and blue eyes. She liked to play with her friends.

Can you visualise Sarah based on this description alone? 

The lack of detail leaves much to the imagination and fails to evoke any emotional response from the reader.

The EduEdge #CAB Formula

Now, let’s turn our attention to crafting effective character descriptions using the EduEdge #CAB formula. 

The #CAB formula stands for (1) Character Trait(2) Appearance and (3) Behaviour—a powerful framework that helps students create well-rounded characters that resonate with readers.

(1) Character Trait: Start by identifying key personality traits that define your character. Let’s revisit Sarah:

Sarah was a girl with an adventurous spirit. Fearless and always up for a challenge, she embraced every opportunity to explore and learn. Whether it was climbing trees or discovering hidden treasures, Sarah’s curiosity knew no bounds.

By adding the character trait of adventurousness, we’ve instantly given Sarah depth and complexity. Readers can now connect with her on a more personal level, making her a more engaging and relatable character.

Appearance: Provide vivid descriptions of your character’s physical appearance. Consider details such as hair colour, eye shape, voice and clothing style:

With a crown of sun-kissed curls framing her face and eyes that sparkled like sapphires, Sarah’s vibrant energy was reflected in her cheerful, mismatched outfits. Her infectious laughter echoed in the air, leaving an indelible mark on everyone she encountered.

These details not only create a vivid mental image of Sarah but also convey her vibrant and energetic personality.

Behaviour: Show, don’t tell. Use actions to reveal your character’s personality and motivations:

One sunny afternoon, Sarah spotted a forgotten garden at the edge of her neighbourhood. Instead of passing by, she couldn’t resist exploring the overgrown path and discovering the hidden blooms within. With a heart full of wonder, she shared her findings with friends, sparking a shared sense of curiosity and adventure.

This behaviour exemplifies Sarah’s adventurous spirit and her passion to share joy with others.

Elevating Your Child’s Writing Skills

At EduEdge, we comprehend the vital role of nurturing young writers, equipping them not just for academic excellence but for a lifelong love of language. 

Our Primary English tuition program stands out by imparting many  powerful formulas, and the #CAB Formula is just one among them. 

These formulas offer numerous benefits because they serve as thinking steps that are not only easy to remember but also easy for students to apply during exams.

Don’t let your child struggle with English any longer. Unlock their full potential with EduEdge’s PSLE English tuition.

Empower them to become a creative writer, effective reader and critical thinker.

Schedule a Diagnostic Consultation & Assessment (DCA) Session Today

Ready to embark on your child’s journey towards English excellence? Schedule a Diagnostic Consultation & Assessment (DCA) session with our English Language Tuition Specialist today. 

During the DCA session, we’ll assess your child’s current proficiency level, identify areas for improvement, and tailor a customised learning plan to meet their unique needs.

Don’t let uncertainty hold your child back. Empower them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to excel in the O-Level and N-Level English exams. 

Together, we can help your child unleash their full potential and achieve academic success.

Remember, understanding the latest MOE Secondary English Syllabus is just the first step. 

The next step is to give them English tuition support to cope with the changing demands of the O-Level / N-Level English syllabus and unlock your child’s bright future.

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