Android Apps for Karangan Deskriptif (N Level Format)

We have published our new Karangan Deskriptif (Format N) apps for phones and tablets on Google Play.


This apps contains a collection of descriptive essays employing Karangkutu writing technique for descriptive questions based on N level format. The list of descriptive essays is available here.

Search “karangan deskriptif” or “karangkutu” on Google Play from your mobile devices.

[N Level] Karangan Pelajar: Semasa dalam perjalanan pulang dari sekolah, MRT yang kamu naiki berhenti dengan tiba-tiba. Asap tebal kelihatan keluar dari bahagian enjinnya di bawah gerabak. Gambarkan suasana yang mencemaskan itu sehingga kamu dan penumpang lain diselamatkan.


Click the pic above to view the full karangan.

This karangan was written by Syazana who has graciously agreed to share with all.

The context of the karangan question is fixed and confined. It is meant to help student to stay focus and not stray out of point. This is a typical N level descriptive question. For O level, the descriptive question is more open, and candidates are expected to show maturity in choosing context appropriate to the question; so an added cognitive load there. Still, they can expect a N level typed descriptive question for O level too as they need to demonstrate competency in writing both open or fixed and confined context typed descriptive question.

Syazana has demostrated in this excellent piece that foregrounding a theme in fixed and confined descriptive question is possible. In doing so, Syazana has enhanced her writing piece by several notches. That is why we place so much importance in theme in our descriptive writing strategy.

For your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

[Infographic] Senarai Tema Untuk Karangan Naratif & Deskriptif

Students will find this resource useful when they think about theme. Each theme is hyperlinked to an Internet resource that provides a story context. To access the story context, click on the image below for a pdf version of the file. Hyperlinks work in a pdf file but are hidden in an image file.
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[Infographic] Bagaimana Menulis Karangan Deskriptif Distinction

The infographic below details briefly the steps we discussed in our 5 series video on Teaching Descriptive Writing. We look forward to share with participants how we employ flipped classroom approach using these videos to develop writing mastery in our students.

Do sign-up for our workshop via TRAISI if you are interested. Btw, please help share the news around.

Workshop details:

TRAISI Code: 12719
Date: 15 Sep 2016
Time: 2.30 – 5.30 pm

Insyallah, see you soon!

Teaching Descriptive Writing Using Flipped Classroom Approach

In this video, two students shared how we taught descriptive writing using flipped classroom approach, and how they have benefited from it. We have submitted a proposal to the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) to share our teaching strategy with fellow teachers. We are hopeful to be given an opportunity to share at AST again next year.