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PSLE Composition – 4 Story Starters You Should NEVER Use

PSLE Composition – 4 Story Starters You Should NEVER USE
One Day…
Starter 1: One day…
Learnt this in primary one or two?
Easy to learn and understand – it has ONE adjective and ONE noun.
But it doesn’t say a lot…
Plus, it’s kind boring…
And it doesn’t add to the word count – only two words!
Starter 2: One fine day…
The problem is, the word ‘fine’ has got multiple meanings…
Especially if you are staying in a country like Singapore…
Where you may get a FINE for just about everything…
Litter…fine. Spitting…fine. Smoking…fine.
If you park at the wrong location…FINE (summon).
So you might get what you ask for – one BIG FINE day – if you are not careful.
Starter 3: One fine sunny day…
To prevent confusion, students add the word ‘sunny’ to their story starter.
Now it becomes “One fine sunny day”…
It’s better now but still not quite acceptable.
Because it is still kind of boring…
And it doesn’t really grab the reader’s attention.
So let’s improve it!
We write “One fine sunny day, I ate a fine sunny-side up egg.”
And your teacher goes, “Are you trying to be funny?????!?!?!?”
Just forget it!

Starter 4: Once upon a time…
You are not writing a fairy tale.
Once upon a time means a REALLY REALLY LONG time ago.
And you are probably too young to be writing a recount using this phrase.
So unless you are writing a novel, never use this phrase in a composition.
Once upon a time, I used ‘once upon a time’ and never really got any marks for it.
So, don’t be like me.
Forget about it!