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

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

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)

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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Describe how you celebrated an important family occasion. Why will this event always remain in your memory? (O-level English 2014)

Describe how you celebrated an important family occasion. Why will this event always remain in your memory? (O-level English 2014) By Steven Ooi All around was green and blue – the grass a blend of darker emerald and bright parakeet … Continue reading

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‘For the majority of people, the Arts are irrelevant to their daily lives.’ How true is this of your society? (A-level GP exam, 2014)

‘For the majority of people, the Arts are irrelevant to their daily lives.’ How true is this of your society? (A-level GP exam, 2014) By Steven Ooi Being a small state with no natural resources or strategic hinterland to fall … Continue reading

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“The pen is mightier than the sword.” Do you agree? A model essay

“The pen is mightier than the sword.” Do you agree? by Steven Ooi “Before all else, be armed.” Thus wrote the ruthless Florentine politician-philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli, a man famed for his unflinching pragmatism and grasp of the darker truths of life. … 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

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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