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HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD DURING THE STRESSFUL EXAM SEASON

1. Provide healthy snacks In the midst of studying for their exams, students often neglect healthy eating habits. Some may focus so intently on studying that they forget about certain meals, or lose their appetite due to the stress of exam season. On the other hand, some students may indulge in unhealthy snacks and beverages

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4 COMMON MISTAKES IN ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY WRITING

1. Unpack key terms in the question Before delving into the actual essay-writing, take a few minutes to examine the question and dissect it. Single out the key terms in the question and try to unpack them by pinning down a definition for each key term. Once you’ve done that, figure out how you can

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MODEL ESSAY: EXPOSITORY (REFLECTIVE)

iThink 20/21, p. 18-19 In our last post, we discussed how a good personal recount essay looks like. In this post, let us now turn to a model expository essay. From the very beginning, we can see how the writer starts off with an interesting and relevant quote to hook readers into reading on. Further,

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MODEL ESSAY: PERSONAL RECOUNT

Inspire 19, p. 17-18 With the exam season nearing, let’s take a look at a personal recount essay from a previous issue of Inspire magazine. This essay effectively uses the three-act narrative structure by identifying a problem (or inciting incident), vividly describing the rising action leading to the climax, and finally, nicely resolving the story.

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5 COMMON ERRORS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN EDITING

Wrong preposition – https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/probPrep.aspDifferent word classesSubject verb agreementNegative prefixesArticles – a, an, theHave you ever attempted an editing practice or examination question where you thought there was some error in a line but couldn’t quite pin it down? Here are some common errors you can look out for in your next editing exercise. 1.Negative prefixes

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SELF-CARE: HOW TO RELIEVE STRESS

1. Exercise You’ve heard this over and over again – “Exercise is good for you” – and you might already be scoffing at this pointer. But heed the old adage because there is truth to it! Get outside or get your yoga mat out within the comforts of your home and do some exercises corresponding

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3 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR SITUATIONAL WRITING (FORMAL PROPOSAL)

For all you secondary school students out there – here are some ways you can make your situational writing better. 1. Analyse the promptThe first thing you should do while reading the situational writing prompt is to analyse it carefully. This will help you to get into character and be mindful of your tone while

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COMMONLY MISSPELLED WORDS

Some commonly misspelled words, accompanied by misspelled mnemonics to help you remember them! 1. AccommodationTwo ‘c’s, two ‘m’sEvery accommodation needs a comfy couch and matching mattresses. 2. AggressiveNot ‘agressive’, two ‘g’s, one ‘r’, two ‘s’esA good girl rarely ever said something in Victorian England. 3. CalendarNot ‘calender’There are two a’s in calendar, one for April

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