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Read… and free your mind

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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Cllimate change hits home

It had to happen sooner or later. The world’s climate has steadily grown more erratic and extreme over the last decade as scientists warned of the potentially devastating consequences of climate change. Reports of record droughts in Argentina, record floods in … Continue reading

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How far is increased prosperity for all a realistic goal in your society? (GCE A-levels 2013)

By Steven Ooi A playground for the rich. Disneyland with the death penalty. A vibrant city where East and West do meet. These are just some of the descriptions of Singapore by the world media over the years. My tiny … Continue reading

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Addicted to Money

IN my last year on Wall Street my bonus was $3.6 million — and I was angry because it wasn’t big enough.  I was 30 years old, had no children to raise, no debts to pay, no philanthropic goal in … Continue reading

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What does it truly mean to win for Singapore?

An excellent commentary on Yahoo! News on the issue of foreign talent in Singapore sports, and a question that will surely resonate with most Singaporeans: What does it truly mean to win for Singapore? While it is perfectly normal for … Continue reading

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Technology and skill levels: a model essay

To what extent has technology had a negative impact on the skill levels of people? (A-level 2010 question) by Steven Ooi With their amazing ingenuity, human beings have for centuries conceived, invented and designed machine after machine to make their … 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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