Singapore Poly : Creative writing for television and new media

Is there life after O/A-Levels? Definitely! How well a person does in tertiary education is correlated with job opportunities open to the person. Discuss issues pertaining to nstitutes of higher learning here.
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Re: Singapore Poly : Creative writing for television and new media

Post by magic mushroom » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:01 pm

Thank you. Likely we will check out Singapore Poly open house in Jan.

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Re: Singapore Poly : Creative writing for television and new media

Post by hercules » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:10 pm

jedamum wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:49 am
My sister is a hands off parent.
My sis also a hands off parent. My niece first got admitted to a first tier JC, then went in and felt the environment too competitive that she would not have time to pursue her outside hobby. So she transferred herself to a second tier JC, still felt the same. At the end, she got herself into a third tier one and stayed happily there.

My sis told me she only knew that my niece got her to sign this and that form and kept seeing her changed school uniforms in those initial weeks of JC.

Niece was an 'enlightened' one who knew how to study smart to ace her ways in O and A Levels and Uni while playing hard in non-school related activities (did 'selective study' for major exams).

As all these kids grew up and started working, I observed their 'happiness index' is similar regardless of whether which JC, Poly, Uni, each graduated from. Salary also seems like 'within range' tho some need to work longer hours coz of the industry that they are in (the finance industry). What put them apart in subsequent years probably is the EQ part when papers don't matter anymore (my this 'enlightened' niece did better in terms of reasonable working hours and salary as compared to my other nieces and nephews from top tier JC).

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Re: Singapore Poly : Creative writing for television and new media

Post by magic mushroom » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:57 pm

Yes. At some point in time, we will have to allow them to make their own decisions.
Attending the “best” schools may not guarantee the best results nor success.
We can only pray for wisdom over all our children to make the right decisions

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Re: Singapore Poly : Creative writing for television and new media

Post by hercules » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:51 am

magic mushroom wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:57 pm
Yes. At some point in time, we will have to allow them to make their own decisions.
Attending the “best” schools may not guarantee the best results nor success.
We can only pray for wisdom over all our children to make the right decisions

Talking about wisdom, it must be genuine wisdom instead of 'conventional wisdom' that sometimes is just incorrect or unnecessary (due mainly to fear of not acting, to instinct herd).

I enjoyed reading this book, Freakonomics, and this is the ending, sort of summary of the book:

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It tallies with my observations of many families and my personal experiences of bringing up kids (incl of how I was being brought up in a family like Roland G.).

*Ted Kaczynski
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kaczynski

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Re: Singapore Poly : Creative writing for television and new media

Post by magic mushroom » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:58 am

so true, there will always be exceptions. until then, we as parents should bend together and learn from one another to prevent loonies :))


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Re: Singapore Poly : Creative writing for television and new media

Post by jedamum » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:25 pm

hercules wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:51 am


*Ted Kaczynski
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kaczynski
For Ted, i interpreted from the wiki that he was accelerated and admit into higher/more rigour study programmes/as research subjects with disregard about his emotional age and readiness. Plus bullying cases. Being unable to feel accepted and only being viewed as a brain, that could have pushed him off the track.

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Re: Singapore Poly : Creative writing for television and new media

Post by hercules » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:11 pm

jedamum wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:25 pm
hercules wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:51 am


*Ted Kaczynski
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kaczynski
For Ted, i interpreted from the wiki that he was accelerated and admit into higher/more rigour study programmes/as research subjects with disregard about his emotional age and readiness. Plus bullying cases. Being unable to feel accepted and only being viewed as a brain, that could have pushed him off the track.

I found his 'manifesto' (on ecology) is brilliant / farsighted for his time. He might be the Einstein who could actually contribute a lot to our environmental issues if he had not gone extreme.

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Re: Singapore Poly : Creative writing for television and new media

Post by LobbyWolf » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:48 am

So many useful recommendations. Much obliged for your input

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Re: Singapore Poly : Creative writing for television and new media

Post by SeongheeKim » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:35 am

Personally I think a general mass comm diploma is better than this.
This diploma is too specialised.

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