Composition Tip

Remember the teacher is marking zillions of papers for the examinations. He/she may not be able to read in detail what you have written; in fact, he/she may need to look through quickly before giving you a grade.So, impression counts. 1. Make sure there are no glaring grammar mistakes. When the teacher doesn’t have time[…]

Hidden Verbs

Your writing can be more rigorous and clearer when you find the “hidden verbs.” You can do this by changing nouns to verbs. Here are a few examples: 1. BEFORE: We made an application. AFTER: We applied. 2. BEFORE: We made a decision AFTER: We decided. 3. BEFORE: We will have a celebration. AFTER: We[…]

Comprehension Tips

When your comprehension segment, read through the passage once very quickly. Before attempting the questions, ask yourself: how do I summarise the story in one sentence? That way, you know that you truly understood the article. Try this during your practices. This is a good way to train yourself for the end-of-year examinations!

Vigorous Writing

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects[…]


Last minute tips for PSLE Maths

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,[…]