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Take breaks while you study

Posted onOctober 30, 2017bygptuitionsg

Dear students, As you head towards those stressful final exams, you might feel compelled to lock yourself in your bedroom from 8 am to 10 pm and stare at your textbooks for 4 hours at a time. That is not … Continue reading →

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‘Longer life expectancy creates more problems than benefits.’ Discuss. (A-levels 2016)

Posted onOctober 10, 2017bygptuitionsg

By Steven Ooi, website owner and GP tutor (retired) B.A. (First Class Honours), NUS Imagine waking up one day with your wife of 32 years. “Good morning, dear,” you say with a smile, as you have every morning for over … Continue reading →

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‘Human actions should be based on scientific fact, not religious faith.’ A model essay

Posted onJanuary 24, 2017bygptuitionsg

Note from author: This essay is over 1,800 words in length. Please do not feel that you need to write so much to score an A in GP. Indeed, a compact 750-word essay can do very well if it is of … Continue reading →

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In your society, how well are the demands of the economy and the environment balanced? (A-level GP exam 2015)

Posted onFebruary 24, 2016bygptuitionsg

In your society, how well are the demands of the economy and the environment balanced? A model essay (A-level GP exam 2015) By Steven Ooi, GP tutor B.A. (First Class Honours), NUS It has often been said that pragmatism is Singapore’s … Continue reading →

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Singapore is not an island

Posted onOctober 6, 2015bygptuitionsg

A must-read article for all Singaporeans and Malaysians alike, by one of Singapore’s foremost intellectuals, Mr Bilahari Kausikan. …… Malaysia is undergoing a systemic change that has profound consequences for Singapore What do most Singaporeans make of recent events in … Continue reading →

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Why should we be concerned with current affairs when most of them will soon be forgotten? (GCE A-levels 2013) A model essay

Posted onAugust 25, 2014bygptuitionsg

By Steven Ooi, GP tutor B.A. (First Class Honours), NUS The economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union, the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the manipulation of users’ news feeds by Facebook in an experiment … Continue reading →

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Read… and free your mind

Posted onApril 11, 2014bygptuitionsg

My fellow tutor-blogger Kevin Seah expounds beautifully on the sheer power of reading in this article. One of the things that most perturb me about our education system in Singapore today is that students hardly read anymore. I am not referring to reading … Continue reading →

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  1. Hey guys, I'll be taking English as a First Language for IGCSE this year and I'm hoping to get an A*. I want to know if I should write argumentative, descriptive or narrative for the composition part.

    Somehow my teacher keeps persuading us to write descriptive, but I personally don't think I'm good at descriptive considering the limited time given during exams. She says its easier to score in descriptive than argumentative. Is this true?

    Anyway, I tried writing a descriptive essay, do you guys think this would be good enough to get an A*? Your feedbacks will be much appreciated

    Descriptive Writing
    You arrive on an island. Write a description of your first impressions of the place and its people.

    As I placed one foot out from my wooden boat, and the next foot out, my feet decided to plant itself into the sand. My eyes felt like it didn’t know how to blink at that moment as I was awe-struck by what my eyes witnessed. In front of me was a place filled with the unending grains of golden sand, as if the whole island was made out of gold itself. Shimmering blue waters that sparkled in the presence of the sunlight encircled the island. Greenery spread out all around the island, with patches of different coloured flowers that grew among bushes occasionally. In a distant, was a majestic waterfall that looked like a sheet of blue velour swishing down, its edges hemmed with whipped-white lines. The water thundered down into the pool like a gigantic waterspout.

    Just as I arrived, it so happened the sky began to glow as the flaming orb rose from the horizon and ignited the sky, causing it to burst into a bright, passionate mix of scarlet and yellow. The clouds had no place in the morning sky as the majestic sun reigned supreme. The colours of the sky blended perfectly with the colours of the scenery. Its ineffable beauty was like a masterpiece painted by Picasso that came to life, lying right in front of my eyes.

    As I was finally able to take control of my body, I walked towards the island, with my feet brushing against the silky, smooth sand. The feeling of the sand in between my toes reminded me of my childhood where I spent a reasonable amount of time at the beach. The stream of dark, glossy waves falling over my shoulder swayed to one side as the gentle breeze blew. Palm trees swayed with synchronisation, as if it was choreographed dance.
    I rested my eyelids and instantly, my ears could pick up the unnoticeable sounds of nature. An orchestra of birds chirped harmoniously to a melody that soothed the ears of a person, the leaves rustled softly in the breeze as they fell and fluttered like snowflakes. The calming, repetitive sounds of the lapping waves came together in gently, a hypnotic melody, casting a spell of serene tranquillity over the mesmerizing scene.

    From a distant, I heard the sounds of words being said, though I could not make out what the words were. I started to regain my sight as my eyelids gradually lifted. Tiny figures from afar were nearing towards my direction. There were humans living in this place that seemed like a dreamed paradise, how fortunate for them to live in such a place, I whispered to myself. I jogged lightly towards them, eager to meet them.

    Finally, we were close enough to communicate with each other as we shook hands and introduced each other. The smiles and excitement on their faces were welcoming and inviting, as if they had known me for ages. As they spoke, they were filled with energy and liveliness, their personalities made one feel like a part of their family. Their characters fitted perfectly with the view of this paradise island, a place where the world seemed flawless, a world where there’s the insignificance of money and fame. After my personal encounter with this place, I finally believed there was a heaven on earth.
  2. I think that is for sure an A*!
    (Original post by Licialoves)
    Hey guys, I'll be taking English as a First Language for IGCSE this year and I'm hoping to get an A*. I want to know if I should write argumentative, descriptive or narrative for the composition part.

    Somehow my teacher keeps persuading us to write descriptive, but I personally don't think I'm good at descriptive considering the limited time given during exams. She says its easier to score in descriptive than argumentative. Is this true?

    Anyway, I tried writing a descriptive essay, do you guys think this would be good enough to get an A*? Your feedbacks will be much appreciated

    Descriptive Writing
    You arrive on an island. Write a description of your first impressions of the place and its people.

    As I placed one foot out from my wooden boat, and the next foot out, my feet decided to plant itself into the sand. My eyes felt like it didn’t know how to blink at that moment as I was awe-struck by what my eyes witnessed. In front of me was a place filled with the unending grains of golden sand, as if the whole island was made out of gold itself. Shimmering blue waters that sparkled in the presence of the sunlight encircled the island. Greenery spread out all around the island, with patches of different coloured flowers that grew among bushes occasionally. In a distant, was a majestic waterfall that looked like a sheet of blue velour swishing down, its edges hemmed with whipped-white lines. The water thundered down into the pool like a gigantic waterspout.

    Just as I arrived, it so happened the sky began to glow as the flaming orb rose from the horizon and ignited the sky, causing it to burst into a bright, passionate mix of scarlet and yellow. The clouds had no place in the morning sky as the majestic sun reigned supreme. The colours of the sky blended perfectly with the colours of the scenery. Its ineffable beauty was like a masterpiece painted by Picasso that came to life, lying right in front of my eyes.

    As I was finally able to take control of my body, I walked towards the island, with my feet brushing against the silky, smooth sand. The feeling of the sand in between my toes reminded me of my childhood where I spent a reasonable amount of time at the beach. The stream of dark, glossy waves falling over my shoulder swayed to one side as the gentle breeze blew. Palm trees swayed with synchronisation, as if it was choreographed dance.
    I rested my eyelids and instantly, my ears could pick up the unnoticeable sounds of nature. An orchestra of birds chirped harmoniously to a melody that soothed the ears of a person, the leaves rustled softly in the breeze as they fell and fluttered like snowflakes. The calming, repetitive sounds of the lapping waves came together in gently, a hypnotic melody, casting a spell of serene tranquillity over the mesmerizing scene.

    From a distant, I heard the sounds of words being said, though I could not make out what the words were. I started to regain my sight as my eyelids gradually lifted. Tiny figures from afar were nearing towards my direction. There were humans living in this place that seemed like a dreamed paradise, how fortunate for them to live in such a place, I whispered to myself. I jogged lightly towards them, eager to meet them.

    Finally, we were close enough to communicate with each other as we shook hands and introduced each other. The smiles and excitement on their faces were welcoming and inviting, as if they had known me for ages. As they spoke, they were filled with energy and liveliness, their personalities made one feel like a part of their family. Their characters fitted perfectly with the view of this paradise island, a place where the world seemed flawless, a world where there’s the insignificance of money and fame. After my personal encounter with this place, I finally believed there was a heaven on earth.

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