what is composition writing

How to Score ‘A’ For Primary School Composition Writing

One way of writing a composition is to create a narrative piece that shows a series of events revolving around a topic. At Lil’ but Mighty, a composition typically has four to seven paragraphs and a structured pattern, depending on the level of the students. Students are encouraged to use their creativity to craft the plot.

How to Plan and Write an English Composition?

Start by analysing the given topic and pictures ensure that your composition can accomplish the given objectives. Short notes should be written down as part of planning with the plot curve to visualise the story’s flow. It is important to spend only 10 minutes on planning to ensure that there is sufficient time for the actual writing.

How to Enhance your English Composition Writing

Pinpointing the aspect of the composition you are struggling with can improve your overall composition.


Consider opening with a rhetorical question to create suspense and grab the reader’s attention. Alternatively, use a thought-provoking dialogue or climatic action to establish the setting and tone for the rest of the composition.


Remember that your character should be attempting to overcome a conflict. What is a problem which your character faces? Using plot twists to surprise your readers and showing them an unexpected turn of events will spice up the climax. Alternatively, use a flurry of emotional dialogues to build up suspense and emotional impact before the most crucial scene.


After the plot has reached its climax, the protagonist must combat an opposing force to end the conflict. If there was a problem, how was it solved or did it remain a problem? Provide a satisfactory resolution to show the reader how the protagonist finds a solution and the consequences which follow.


If you have been following the above tips, do not scrimp on writing the conclusion. Without adding any new points, write a summary of what transpired from beginning to end. Don’t forget to restate the given topic! Consider sharing your own thought-provoking observations or reflections to leave a memorable impression.

General Tips and Best Practices

Record Useful Phrases

Keep a record of at least 3-5 phrases that can be applied to general scenarios. Start with descriptions of feelings which are needed in all stories! Examples include “a chill ran down my spine” and “my eyes brimmed with tears”.

Focus on one conclusion

By writing just one thoughtful conclusion, your writing makes more sense to the reader and is easier to comprehend.

Keep your sentences concise

It is best to avoid extended sentence structures. Instead, use concise sentences to prevent your writing from sounding wordy and complicating the story.

Write from what you read

After observing a story’s flow and writing techniques such as the hooks and sentence structures used, you can use these insights to enhance your own writing ability.

How Lil’ but Mighty can improve your child’s composition writing skills

As one of Singapore’s leading English tuition centres, Lil’ but Mighty takes pride in sharing with students effective techniques in bite-sized pieces. If your child is struggling with writing compositions, consider enrolling your child in our English tuition classes. Our knowledgeable and approachable tutors will lead your child through every step of the way while incorporating fun learning techniques to help them enjoy the process. We also offer classes both on-site and online to meet your child’s learning needs. Book a trial with us today to learn more about how to improve your child’s English composition writing abilities and transform your child into a wordsmith.

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