What Makes A Good Story

So what makes a good story ? Read this 2-part essay to understand how students can become better writers and story-tellers. In this, they are advised to follow a narrative structure which all good stories possess, and how they can also find their personal voice to write with confidence and ease.

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Why Students Write Poor Composition

Parents often lament that their children score poorly in composition examinations. Naturally, most of these parents are anxious to try to find out why their children are simply not scoring in their compositions despite the regular library trips or getting supplementary help through various writing workshops and tuition classes. There are several reasons which can account for the poor results suffered by these students.

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Tee off on the T-score

Taking a major examination is not unlike being a golfer about to tee off on the course. Your child sits at his or her desk, pens poised to dive into the answer booklet, which is a little bit like a golfer standing at the ball, club poised for tee off .....

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How to Help Students Write Better

One of the most important skills that students learn in school is writing. It is a lifelong skill that will always be practical. However, students who score poorly in writing often lament and say  "I stink at writing !" or "I'll never be a good writer." Any teacher knows it is nearly impossible to teach a student with very little confidence in his or her own ability to write.  Nevertheless, there are several ways for teachers and parents to help these students become more confident and better writers

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TIMSS validates Singapore's innovations in maths education

TIMSS_thumb.jpgIN the latest worldwide Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) done in 2007, 58 countries and educational regions participated at grade (primary) 4 or at grade 8 (secondary 2) or both. TIMSS 2007 is the fourth global survey of mathematics and science prowess of students all over the world carried out since 1995 by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. The IEA is an international organization of research and government entities from various countries. So where does Singapore stand in this latest global survey?

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