The benefits of creative writing beyond the 11+: How to develop critical thinking & communication skills

published on 30 December 2022
Develop Creative Writing Skills
Develop Creative Writing Skills

Creative writing is more than just a pure necessity to get through the 11+  exams – it can also be a powerful tool for academic success. By engaging in creative writing, students can develop critical thinking and communication skills that can benefit them in a variety of academic subjects.

Here are a few specific ways that creative writing can support academic success:

  1. Developing critical thinking skills: Creative writing requires students to think creatively and to generate and develop ideas. This process can help students learn to think critically and analyse and evaluate information.
  2. Improving communication skills: Creative writing allows students to express themselves in a clear and concise way, using language to convey meaning and emotion. This can help students improve their writing skills and develop their ability to communicate effectively with others.
  3. Enhancing research and problem-solving skills: Creative writing can also help students develop skills in research and problem-solving, as they may need to gather information and ideas from various sources and use them to craft a piece of writing.

Examly's Writing Genie service can support students in developing these skills through personalized feedback and guidance from expert tutors. By incorporating the Writing Genie service into their study routine, students can enhance their critical thinking and communication skills and set themselves up for academic success.

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