- — Rhino Reads (@CarmenHaselup)Fri, May 13 2016 07:40:46Friend's yr6 pupil in bits over SATs bc he wants to be an author. Any authors out there with message of hope? I'll collate & send. Pls share
- — Tom Avery (@teamavery)Fri, May 13 2016 19:52:48@CarmenHaselup Sure, listen up in English classes. Sure, an understanding of grammar changes how I write. But I learnt it writing not by ...
- — Tom Avery (@teamavery)Fri, May 13 2016 19:55:43@CarmenHaselup I didn't know the difference between there and their till I was at university. Did it stop me? No. Read. Love writing. Dream!
- — Joanna Nadin (@joannanadin)Fri, May 13 2016 14:33:17@CarmenHaselup Real writing is about imagination, not rules. If anything, the best writing breaks rules. Also I just got 4 out of 10 on SATs
- — Abi Elphinstone (@moontrug)Wed, May 11 2016 10:36:09Jst took SATs tests. Failed Eng(40%) Maths(25%). Prefer Einstein's theory:'If u want ur children2b intelligent rd them fairytales' @adibloom
- — Lindsay Taylor (@MumsCreative)Fri, May 13 2016 15:21:51@CarmenHaselup as a dyslexic teacher & author who would never pass the y6 SATS have strength to know they're not important and go for it! 👍
- — Rachel Ward (@RachelWardbooks)Fri, May 13 2016 14:49:10@CarmenHaselup I like telling stories that involve, surprise & move. Grammar & technical issues are sorted by a good editor! Don't despair!
- — Richard Whittle (@richard1whittle)Fri, May 13 2016 13:56:34@CarmenHaselup He should just keep writing. Write about anything. Write what he feels, what he sees, what he hears and what he thinks.
- — Katherine Mendelsohn (@Katheri48033429)Fri, May 13 2016 13:35:11
- — Katherine Mendelsohn (@Katheri48033429)Fri, May 13 2016 13:37:03
- — Philip Ardagh (@PhilipArdagh)Fri, May 13 2016 13:24:01@CarmenHaselup It's all very well knowing the special names of clauses and past tenses and all those bits and bobs, but... [cont]
- — Philip Ardagh (@PhilipArdagh)Fri, May 13 2016 13:25:27@CarmenHaselup ...when you're writing, what REALLY matters is choosing the words that work best for YOU telling YOUR story... [cont]
- — Philip Ardagh (@PhilipArdagh)Fri, May 13 2016 13:27:32@CarmenHaselup ...regardless of whether they're adjectives, adverbs or the bloke next door. People get better at writing... [cont]
- — Philip Ardagh (@PhilipArdagh)Fri, May 13 2016 13:29:04@CarmenHaselup ...by writing, writing and doing yet MORE writing and NOT by doing tests. Read and write and ENJOY yourself. Good luck!
- — Aleksandr Voinov (@AleksandrVoinov)Fri, May 13 2016 13:17:00
- — Dr Lee Paul Freeman (@leepfreeman)Fri, May 13 2016 13:21:14@CarmenHaselup Jus completed PhD, co-edited a book and had poems in small press. I'd fail SATs. Try your best and just keep on writing.
- — Allie Spencer (@Allie1Spencer)Fri, May 13 2016 13:11:33@CarmenHaselup I'm a dyslexic who would have been hopeless at SATS - but I'm an author, a barrister and have English degree. Good luck xx
Writers give hope to future author
A year 6 boy dreams of becoming an author but SATs week threatens to squash him with rigid theory testing and endless pressure. Across social media, authors rally round to offer encouragement and advice. Authors prove themselves to be very awesome folk!
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