Secondary School Literature

PSLE marks the graduation of Primary school students and their entry into Secondary schools as teenagers. Discuss all issues about Secondary schooling here.
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6thisnthat9
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Re: Secondary School Literature

Post by 6thisnthat9 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:07 pm

Lord of the flies
Animal farm
Local stories by local author Catherine Lim

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Re: Secondary School Literature

Post by sunny » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:38 pm

Thank you

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Re: Secondary School Literature

Post by nesame » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:20 am

Hi,
Can pm me details for Sec 2 english tuition? Tks
D3@n wrote:
TKC wrote:Hi D3@n,

I would like to find out more about your lit tutoring. Can you send me some info and details including your charges ?
Thanks for your interest.
PM sent :-)

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Re: Secondary School Literature

Post by D3@n » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:07 am

nesame wrote:Hi,
Can pm me details for Sec 2 english tuition? Tks
No problem. Thanks for your interest. PM sent.

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Re: Secondary School Literature

Post by deardear07 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:19 pm

D3@n wrote:
slmkhoo wrote: taking Lit at least to O level gives the person greater breadth and is important developmentally.
Totally!

Aptitude/Performance aside, I'd like to add that Literature is actually a "lighter" subject compared to Geography and History.
You only need to read one book for both Secondary 3 and 4 if you choose it as part of Combined Humanities; and 2 if you do it as a Pure subject. Of course there is the unseen poem element, but no textbooks or content-heavy notes to memorise.
but need flair n good writing skills to score...? if have interest but not as strong in writing then might not score as well..


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Re: Secondary School Literature

Post by D3@n » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:15 pm

deardear07 wrote: but need flair n good writing skills to score...? if have interest but not as strong in writing then might not score as well..
I think you need good writing skills to score in any humanities subject.
One misconception people have with regards to Literature writing is that it has to be full of style and flair. With academic writing, you are supposed to express and present your arguments in a clear, concise and well-structured manner. Literature is of no difference. You don't need fanciful ramblings and bombastic words. Appropriate language use is the key. Impress with your clear arguments, with detailed elaboration and solid evidence from the text, and then link it back to the essay question. Basically adopting your PEEL format. You'd be able to score well if you do that.
Having an interest is already half the battle won, and writing skills can be honed.
I understand the pressure of needing A1s to get to the next level, but it's really a shame if Literature is sacrificed. It is the only academic subject (at least up to our A Levels) that heightens our sensitivity and empathy, and makes us understand what it means to be human.

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Re: Secondary School Literature

Post by wieixy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:50 pm

D3@n wrote:
nesame wrote:Hi,
Can pm me details for Sec 2 english tuition? Tks
No problem. Thanks for your interest. PM sent.


Hi Dean,

Please PM your contact and details as well. Appreicate it!

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Re: Secondary School Literature

Post by cherrygal » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:20 pm

Please PM me too for both EL and Lit. cost and location too. Thanks D3@n

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Re: Secondary School Literature

Post by D3@n » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:18 am

wieixy wrote: Hi Dean,

Please PM your contact and details as well. Appreicate it!
Hi wieixy,

Thanks for your interest. PM sent.

Kind regards,
Dean

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Re: Secondary School Literature

Post by DTx » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:53 pm

Not sure if this is the correct section to post. I am looking for Sec 3 English Literature book Fiela's Child by Dalene Matthee for my DD. It is ok for second hand with notes or highlights/writings in it. If you are selling, pls pm me.Thanks.

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