How to Answer O-Level Effective Language Use Questions

Effective language use questions are without a doubt much more challenging than conventional questions of standard written English. This is due to the fact that they focus on accomplishing specific rhetorical goals through the use of the language. The language is effectively used when the expression is precise and concise, when the style and tone…

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Pitfalls To Avoid in Your Narrative Essay

These are the most common plot holes student make in their narrative essay. Take heed of these hazards, and you’ll certainly improve your narrative writing. A character is unexpectedly in possession of knowledge or facts they were not in possession of earlier. A character behaves in a way not suggested by earlier actions or expressed…

Most Common O-level Mistakes

Following the immense popularity of the Most Common PSLE Mistakes List that I compiled last month, my O-level students have urged me to write a similar article for them. After weeks of painstaking effort, here it is! Even though the earlier list was termed ‘for PSLE’, I earnestly recommend all O-level candidates to read that list…

How to Write a Good Résumé?

Let’s start with an interesting case Imagine you are the HR manager of Deloitte LLP, a leading auditing firm. You are looking to hire an Audit Executive to perform the following responsibilities Assist Audit Senior/Manager in carrying out the audit Follow up with clients on audit & related issues Job Requirements: Diploma in Accountancy/Business Management/Finance…

Develop Your Basic Essay Writing Skills

Mastering the basic writing techniques trumps that of  advanced writing skills. Indeed, when your writing fundamentals are weak, you often struggle to get your ideas across to your audience. Even then, the fear of miscommunication or misinterpretation perpetually keeps you on tenterhooks. This article thus aims to  remind students to stay focused and grounded to…