Situational Writing

Writing Confidently is simple once you understand what you are writing for. Situational Writing is specific to the situation that students are presented with and who they are addressing. Some students have a hard time figuring out which information is needed and how can the information be put across in a suitable tone.

Total: $190

Class Schedule and Time Slots


5-days Situational Writing

 1) Formatting Errors 

A letter is different from an e-mail and report, postcard, diary, message, procedural text, and newsletters and all these will be covered in this one course.  

Students will be exposed to the 10 different formats and understand the tone needed for the different types of writing. For letters and e-mails, they are divided into two more sections: formal and informal.  

The rules are clear, no abbreviations even when it is informal, and use only Yours Sincerely / Yours faithfully to sign off when it is formal. However, which one exactly should the student use? When it is informal, are greetings such as "Cheers!" allowed?  

Get the answers from our experts and bring a fully-marked, filled with examples and templates from the coursebook provided home.


 2) Time Management 

The recommended duration a student should allocate for Situational Writing is 20 minutes or shorter so that they can spend more time on their composition. In these 20 minutes, they are expected to analyze the question, look out for important information as well as craft the letter or writing in a formal or informal manner while bearing in mind the format, tone, and purpose of the letter. This a challenging task especially when students are not clear exactly the requirements of Situational Writing. 

Students will be taught strategies to do these steps in a short amount of time and will be given time to practice these strategies in class.


3) Grammar and Spelling mistakes

Grammar and spelling are the two most overlooked sections of English. A skill many has learned since young, it is often taken for granted when one can write and spell with ease. However, in Situational Writing, this becomes the defining factor of whether a student is able to get full marks. Many students will not realize that this is a weakness that they have because they perceive spelling and grammar as something natural that comes with practicing the language. 

This is not true. Just like any component of a subject, students need to be trained to spell correctly and use the correct tenses. Though the content of the letters or e-mails will and should be the same, only those who will look at every minor detail such as punctuation will be acing their test. 

In this course, students will be pushed to look at every aspect of their writing and rectify their mistakes as they attempt each practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Usually in the midst of the first lesson, teachers can already identify their learning style and would tweak the lessons according to what the students need to stay engaged.
Students can bring snacks from home to eat during break time. They can also purchase snacks to fill their tummies from our cafe.
No homework shall be given and your child will be getting booklets which contains questions and notes regarding each topic of the subject.
Our Learning Lodge treasures our relationship with parents as we know that parents play a major role in educating our students. Should there be any concerns, feel free to raise the issues and we will be united in dealing with any complications.


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