5 Steps to Improving Second Language Skills

Second languages are a cause of much frustration to parents. Unlike science or maths, there is little that can be memorised to pass language subjects. Even if a child commits rules of grammar to memory, this will not help with vocabulary, or the large number of exceptions that exist in any language. Here are some

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4 Simple Steps to Finishing Your Homework Faster

It’s a common complaint that Singaporean students have too much homework. But how is it that some children seem to have a lot of free time, while others don’t? The real reason lies in the process. Some students just have a better system:     1.    Get Approval on Essay Outlines BEFORE Starting When you’re

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4 Ways to Score Better in English Composition

4 Ways to Score Better in English Composition Composition writing is an oddity in exams. Few students fail composition, but at the same time few are capable doing well – the majority of students are always stuck at a B average. In this article, we look at some simple ways to reach that elusive A:

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How to Turn Your Child into a Skilled Reader

It is a common complaint that children don’t like to read. This is a natural consequence of the environment we live in – thanks to distractions like TV and video games, even adults find it hard to concentrate on books. With a few lifestyle changes however, you can help any child catch the reading bug:

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The 3 Secrets Top Students Know that You Don’t!

Time to let you in on a dirty secret: top students aren’t always the brightest, or even the most hardworking. In fact, there are students out there right now who, despite having the brain capacity to be a surgeon, are racking up C minuses in Biology. It all boils down to technique, and here’s how

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The 5 Most Common English Mistakes of Singaporean Students

We’re going to be frank with you: English is one of the hardest languages to learn. It’s grammatical rules are quite arbitrary, there are long debates on what constitutes a “real” word, and the word “debt” only has a “b” in it for obscure Latin reasons. Even the experts thing it’s a mess. But address

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