Description: The Advanced GATE Writing Workshop is tailored towards the needs of Year 5 students sitting the GATE test and Selective Schools Scholarships. By this time in the year most students will have started working on their writing skills in preparation for the GATE and scholarship exams. This 2-day workshop is designed to fine tune those skills and ensure that the students are writing to gain the maximum amount of marks in the very short time frame they are given. It is important for the students to understand what they are being marked on so that they are able to ensure that their writing confidently shows the necessary skills. With so many students sitting the GATE test, it can be very hard to stand out from the crowd. Our program will look at various ways in which students can enhance their writing to showcase their actual writing skills in the 25 minutes given in the test. While this workshop can easily be attended as a student’s first writing workshop, it is designed to complement the previous workshops and fine tune the more intricate details of written expression for an exam. All writing pieces will be assessed and students will be given areas for development to work on with their writing in their continued preparation for the GATE and Scholarship exams.