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‘Practical ability is just as important as intellectual skills.’ How far is this true in your society? (model essay: N17 A-level GP exam)

By Steven Ooi Many parents in Singapore lament that children in our country today cannot enjoy their childhood. The emphasis on academic grades has risen steadily over the 50-odd years of our independence to the point that almost every waking … 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 most influential individuals in history are those who have caused the most harm.’ How far would you accept this view? (A-levels Nov 2012)

by Steven Ooi Each of us leaves his or her footprint on this earth, a mark in the hearts and lives of others, for better or for worse. Some individuals, however, leave an extraordinarily large and profound legacy, to the … Continue reading

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Pictures versus Words: a model essay

‘A picture is always more powerful than mere words.’ What is your view? by Steven Ooi In this age of multimedia and high-speed Internet, we are bombarded by images more than ever before. With the advent of the digital camera and … Continue reading

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‘Contemporary music and artistic value: a model essay

‘Contemporary music has no artistic value.’ Is this a fair comment? (A-level, Nov 2008) by Steven Ooi, retired GP tutor It is common to see older people shaking their heads at the kind of music young people listen to today. … Continue reading

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