Synthesis and Comprehension Workshop
September Holiday Workshops are full!
Register your interest for our October PSLE Marking Holiday Workshops now!
Camp fees: $300 (excluding GST)
Duration: 2 days X 3 hours 15mins a day (inclusive of a 15min break)
Level: Primary 5 / Primary 6
Workshop class size: 6 students
Workshop mode: Centre-Based
Blind practice DOES NOT make perfect.
I try so hard but I don’t succeed… (Coldplay)
Why is this so? Practising blindly without understanding your mistakes means that you are likely to repeat your mistakes over and over again. The solution is to understand why you were wrong and make sure that you avoid making that same mistake again when you have the chance to attempt another question.
Just read and do the question, NOT!
Whether it is a question on sentence synthesis or comprehension, reading it carefully is only the first step. To increase your chances of bagging that mark, you need to know the steps to arrive at the correct answer and minimise error. Even more importantly, how you can easily do so with the clock ticking in the countdown towards PSLE.
PSLE Synthesis and Compre Camp Instructors!
Get ready for your camp masters to get your adrenaline pumping at the PSLE Synthesis and Comprehension Camp! Learn the best strategies to understand a passage and question types, as well as steps to answering accurately and completely. At Lil’ but Mighty, the teachers find great fulfilment in helping lil ones grow in confidence to tackle commonly tested and challenging questions in the PSLE.
1. Focus on essential question types commonly tested in PSLE
Active Passive Voice
Conditionals (unless / until)
Transformation (e.g. change in word forms, Having…, Despite/ In spite of etc.)
Open-ended questions (direct, inferential etc.)
Table-form questions (True/ False, Cause/ Effect, Sequencing etc.)
2. Guided practice for both synthesis and comprehension
3. Overall synthesis quiz to assess learning
4. Annotated answer keys for child and parents as reference after the course
Here’s what parents have been sharing about us!
My kid enjoyed the S&T workshop. Topic covered is comprehensive and he finds it very useful and he learnt a lot. He’s looking forward to the rests of the workshops. Thank you!
“This workshop is an excellent revision during the holidays and also provides good notes for different synthesis and comprehension questions. My girl has benefited much from it. We are looking forward to Lil’ but Mighty’s online Synthesis course coming soon.”
“My daughter has benefited from the two days synthesis and comprehension camp. Under the guidance of Mrs chew and Ms Siow, my daughter has a better understanding of the rules applied on synthesis and answering techniques on comprehension.”
September Holiday Workshops are full! Register your interest for our October PSLE Marking Holiday Workshops now!
Is your child facing any of the following while attempting the synthesis and comprehension sections?
scoring 0 to 4 points despite repeated practice
unable to identify question types (e.g. active/ passive voice question)
confused about tenses required for the answer
unsure of sentence structures
missing out words and/or spelling given words wrongly in the answer
find the passage hard to understand
have no idea how to break down and check for understanding of the passage
unable to identify question types and requirements
not scoring for table-form questions (True/ False, Cause/ Effect etc.)
not giving necessary details to answer the question (insufficient details or too much details)
It is time to stop groping in the dark by working those questions with a clear idea of what they are and what needs to be done to find the answers.