English tip: When to use past perfect tense: 1. Something occurred before another action in the past/Something happened before a specific time in the past. For example: I had never known what love is until I met my beautiful wife. 2. Something started in the past and continued up until another action in the past.[…]
English tip: When do we use the present perfect tense? 1) When the accompanying adverb refers to a period gone by, we would use the simple past. For example: I partied all night last Saturday. 2) With the time period starts from the past and continues to the present, we would use the present perfect.[…]
We are on the papers today! Thanks to The New Paper and Shereen for their kind coverage.
English tip: Regardless of what you have heard, "irregardless" is not a word. Please note dictionaries list it as INACCURATE or NONSTANDARD. Regardless means without regard/despite the prevailing circumstance. The prefix "ir" is negative. So if you add "ir" to a word like "without regard", it means "without without regard". That doesn’t make sense, right?[…]
“Last minute tips for PSLE Chinese It’s hard to make last minute efforts for languages- for Chinese or English, it’s important to have a good foundation and to practise regularly. It’s not easy to brush up a language in a short time, especially if the Chinese papers are just a few days away. The following[…]
Examination tips Manage your time You have 1hr 45mins for the Science paper. 56% of the marks are in the MCQ and 44% in the open-ended section. This means you have roughly 1min per mark (2 mins per question on the MCQ). The MCQ is the biggest component with 56% of the marks, and with each[…]
Revision tips Revise the following concepts – they are critical: Fractions, ratios and percentages Geometry – area and circumference of circle, breaking down a composite figure into circle, square, triangle, volume of cube and cuboid. Find unknown angles in squares, rectangles, parallelograms, rhombus, trapezium and triangles. Speed Algebra – representing an unknown with a letter,[…]
English composition tips: To ace at PSLE, one must be tactical in his approach. Today, we will teach you how to be exam-smart and how to behave on the actual day of the examinations. Time Allocation You are given 70 minutes to finish two essays: 1) Situational composition (15 marks) 2) Continuous composition (40 marks) I would advise you[…]
Maths tip: I got several questions on patterns. Here are some examples, hope they help!
It’s the PSLE English paper tomorrow. To help you with the paper, here are some quick tips for Paper 2. It’s difficult to do last minute revisions for languages as you need constant exposure to the language. I will focus on the few segments that we can be exam-smart on. Synthesis & Transformation tips: What[…]