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Good or excellent ESL learners have no or little problem to rewrite the content points for their summary. HOWEVER, MOST INTERMEDIATE OR AVERAGE LEARNERS ALWAYS HAVE PROBLEMS WHEN IT COMES TO REWRITING THE CONTENT POINT USING THEIR OWN WORDS.  As ESL teachers, how do you assist and coach your average learners to rewrite the summary points? In this write-up, I will share a tool which I have been applying for years to coach my average learners to write a better summary. It is called LDP VSS C. The acronym stands for:

L – USE LINKERS / CONNECTORS

D – DELETE IRRELEVANT PARTS / DETAILS

P – USE PRONOUN / NAME

V – CHANGE VERB FORM

S – USE SYNONYM

S – SEPARATE TWO OR THREE JOINED CONTENT POINTS

C – COMBINE TWO SEPARATE CONTENT POINTS

Most of the intermediate learners are able to identify the summary points. Nevertheless, if they are not guided well, they would simply copy the exact sentences in the text to present their summary points. As we know, if this happens, they may get a low language mark...

Continuous Writing questions are getting tougher these days. SPM candidates have to fulfil two or three requirements to complete their essay. Some candidates are careless that they do not fulfil one of the requirements. Consequently, their essay is marked down or given a penalty. Their case is regarded as partial treatment of subject matter and the essay falls under Band D (20-25 marks). Even if their language quality is good, the highest mark could just be 25/50.

Before I share more about KC, let us examine some of the past Continuous Writing questions in SPM.

SPM 2014

Describe an important family celebration (PART 1) and how you felt about it (PART 2).

SPM 2015

Write a story about someone you know who took a big risk (PART 1) and had a good result (PART 2). Begin your story with: “Everybody said that the plan would never work. It was far too risky...”

SPM 2016

There are many things to do after your SPM examination. Write about your plans for the next three months (PART 1) and the challenges...

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