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How do you use model essays to write creatively? The trick is to SCAMPER.

Recall the story of Romeo & Juliet written by William Shakespeare.

SCAMPER Strategies Application


Substitute  Parts Create parallel roles
 People
 Animals E.g.
 Places Romeo & Juliet
→ David & Mei

E.g.
A city in Italy called Verona
→ Jia Xiang food court

Combine  Parts Combine the ending of Model


 Ideas Essay 1 and the beginning of
 Uses Model Essay 2
 Purposes

Adapt  Parts Adapt the setting


 Ideas
 Characters E.g.
 Values → discotheque in the heart of Orchard
 Ending Road in the 1990’s
 Setting
Modify  Modify certain Retain the family feud but modify
elements in the story it with an element of social
 Exaggerate some parts prejudice and inequality
 Change the rules
E.g.
→ David is the heir to a rich tycoon. Mei
happens to be the daughter of the tycoon’s
chauffeur, who has been suffering 25
years of contempt and oppression from
his boss.
Put to other  Put common elements E.g.
in the story to different →Use the potion which puts Juliet to
uses uses sleep temporarily → deadly poison for
Mei
Eliminate  Characters Eliminate unnecessary characters
 Parts of the story line E.g.
→ Friar Lawrence
Rearrange  Reverse roles David experiences a change of heart
 Reverse character traits under all the social pressure. He feels that
 Rearrange the Mei’s death will eliminate al the misery
chronology of the story they have been going through.
How do you use model essays to write creatively? The trick is to SCAMPER.
Recall the story of Romeo & Juliet written by William Shakespeare.

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