Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How to write clearly.

Just want to share with you class on how to write clearly, it will benefit your GP, PW and also Economics. I was thinking about starting a library of books to improve your language skills, such as vocab, grammer and writing skills as most of you have weak GP score.

I seen a few good books. Please help to source for good books too... as for the cost, maybe we could have a class fund, or I can subsidise a bit. We can store the books in the class and you can draw it out for use during your IRP.

Can all of you reading this, please encourage the class to join the blogspot group.

and finally....

How to write clearly.
(1) Think before writing. You must have ideas before you can put them into words.
(2) Write simply. Choose and use words carefully to convey an idea accurately. Write clean, clear prose. Anyone who knows nothing of the subject should be able to understand you.
(3) Do not use big words. Use simple, not bombastic words.
(4) Edit your work. Simplify, polish and tighten your writing. Check for mistakes and typographical errors.
(5) Learn from your mistakes. You learn faster when others point out your mistakes. [Sources: The Straits Times, 27 Feb 09; Lee Kuan Yew, (2000), From Third World to First, Times Media Pte Ltd]

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Selling of coupons in secondary school

Dear 08S1,

Good news, the NE council and the teachers in charge of the sale of coupons are looking into this. They are also very impressed with your initiatives. Thumbs up for those who have come forward with this idea. For those, who have not, I would encouraged that you step out and join the gang as well. Do it for a good cause, do it for ST pocket money fund, help the needy students!!! Many of them are much more underprivileged than us.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Welcome everyone!!!! I got to write the first post again. Just a brief into of the features in this blog:

There is some news article at the bottom to improve your GP and I also include a wikipedia so you can search whatever you want easily (but it doesnt mean I encourage you to do that for PW) Many of you will also realise a slide show at the side, we can upload our (08s1) photos either to 'flicker' or 'photobucket', link the slideshow to that account and everyone can see the photos of 08S1. I will be adding a poll soon, so we can easily do a vote on stuff (e.g. what concert we want to watch).

Hmm.... so many things to talk about, I will leave it up to you to suggest the functions you want in this blog... cos i think im the only one who can change the setting. I will figure how to give access to change setting to some of you, so you all can help me manage the blog