Saturday, 31 October 2015

TIPS : Writing in English.

Assalamualaikum WBT,

A reader emailed me and asked me about writing in English.

Well, as far as I am concerned, if you are a good reader, you will remember the sentence structures of the piece that you have read. Imagine that you've read several books already and that would be amazing, because, you will be familiarised with the sentence structure. 

But then, in the email, it said that he wanted to know about how I get the ideas to write in English.

Now, writing in English is just the same as writing in other languages. You need to have the knowledge because having enough is not enough nowadays. You need to have more knowledge to become a knowledgeable person.

Let say the question in SPM is about pollution in general. Now, what you need to do is, first, define what pollution is, since pollution has three elements which are air, water and sound, you can write about these three in three different paragraphs. So, plus introduction, you now have four paragraphs. Then, put another paragraph for Hope or Recommendation and now you have five paragraph and add another for the conclusion. Voila, you have a passage worth marking. Haha... seriously. 

See, writing is all about planning. You need to spend at least 5 - 10 minutes for each question to find the points you need to write your passage. How to get solid and strong points? Through reading. Yes, it does not have to be textbooks, but any kind of writing materials. It could be a newspapers, a simple passage or even through you own rational thinking. Who knows right? Even television would be a helping hand in triggering the ideas for you writing but make sure that you watch something that really helpful and informative, not Keeping Up With The Kardashians, okay?

Good luck dear readers for your exam on Monday, right?

Assalamualaikum WBT

p/s: I will write more tips for your sake. Ok?


  1. Hi Akmal.

    Ni sekadar nak berkongsi je eh. jangan marah orite? :)

    Belakang English tu, takyah follow up dengan language. "Writing in English" dah cukup.

    Pastu, ni kira sebagai "language-hack": lepas would, kalau ade -ing lepas would, letak "be".
    so ayat dia, berdasarkan ayat Akmal adalah, "would be amazing".

    Yang lain-lain kita boleh bincang melalui emel.

    Jangan marah eh. Ikhlas nak bantu.


    1. hi Clive, mad, no lah.. how can. Haha, I am glad people pointed out the mistakes that I made... at least I know that people read my writings. Hahaha, sebenarnya, i usually proof read my writings, tapi entah kali ni.. banyak nau salah I made.. hahaha.. thanks tau.. sure do, I will email you. Love it.

    2. kudos to you. saya suka semangat nak belajar macam gini. two thumbs up.