Writing for the Selective Test

The majority of our students score in the highest percentiles, with some scoring 100% in the writing task. 

We provide the best writing tips and lessons, honed over a decade of high-quality experience. 

Writing in the Selective Test has changed. It is no longer open-ended creative writing, persuasive writing or informative writing. 

Your child might write a newspaper report / recount (2021) or a science-fiction diary entry (2022). Understanding of text types is therefore critical. 

Do you use literary devices like colour symbolism? Are you building towards a climax in your creative? Is there a complication that propels the protagonist on a journey of growth and challenges him or her?

Did you know that when Armstrong became the first man to step on the moon, when he said the famous words, “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” he was using a literary device called antithesis?

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