Weapon X to an A for English: Holiday Studying

After the year-end examinations, parents would typically open a door of leisure and merriment for their children. While this may not be a bad idea to relieve pent-up academic stress and foster family bonding, it is oftentimes forgotten that such opportunistic holidays could instead be used as a student’s strategic ‘Weapon X’ to getting ahead…

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Commonly Confused Words

Given that the English vocabulary has more than 1 million words, it is common for English language users to be confused with words that have similar meanings, sounds or spellings. To prevent such confusion, here is a compilation of the commonly confused words. This list is by no means exhaustive and it will be expanded regularly.…

Controversial Cambridge Questions

Cambridge questions can be controversial and to do well for such questions, it is crucial to understand the intricacies underlying each question and provide intelligent, original answers to them. Is it more important to focus on poverty abroad or poverty at home? Most people agree that poverty is a serious issue that warrants grave attention.…

Is science a threat to society?

This model essay aims to provide some useful guidance for writing an insightful and impactful argumentative essay on an A-Level essay question. The essay is periodically interjected with Teacher’s Comments (TC) to allow a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the content. Fully-Guided Model Essay The dawn of the twenty-first century has seen mankind's understanding of the…

Is democracy, as is so often assumed, often the best?

This model essay aims to provide some useful guidance for writing an insightful and impactful argumentative essay on an A-Level essay question. The essay is periodically interjected with Teacher’s Comments (TC) to allow a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the content. Fully-Guided Model Essay In ancient times, true democracy is one where the entire population has…

In your view, which three specific areas of scientific research should be mankind’s priorities in the next decade and why?

This model essay aims to provide some useful guidance for writing an insightful and impactful argumentative essay on an A-Level essay question. The essay is periodically interjected with Teacher’s Comments (TC) to allow a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the content. Fully-Guided Model Essay Scientific discoveries, technological breakthroughs, and innovation are the primary engines for expanding…

Ambiguous Cambridge questions 

It is interesting to note that Cambridge questions can be ambiguous and to do well for such questions, it is crucial to spot these ambiguities and provide intelligent, original answers to them. Can history stop the next war? 'Can' is an ambiguous word choice. It could mean: does history have the ability to stop the…

A-Level Essay Question: Is there a more urgent need for religion in today’s world?

This model essay aims to provide some useful guidance for writing an insightful and impactful argumentative essay on an A-Level essay question. The essay is periodically interjected with Teacher’s Comments (TC) to allow a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the content. Question Analysis Keywords to take note: more, today, world Issue: the boon of religion versus…

A-Level Essay Question: Technology is key to solving major issues facing mankind today. Do you agree?

This model essay aims to provide some useful guidance for writing an insightful and impactful argumentative essay on an A-Level essay question. The essay is periodically interjected with Teacher's Comments (TC) to allow a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the content. Question Analysis Keywords to take note: key, major, today Different levels of analysis: Level 1: Yes,…