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Postby lovejoypeacce » Mon May 16, 2011 2:04 pm

Anyone try this centre at Goldhill Centre?

Good?

thanks!

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Re: Science Heuristics

Postby Jennifer » Tue May 17, 2011 9:36 am

Pardon me for riding in this thread.

I saw a publication titled "LiSC* Answering Technique for Upper Primary Science" sold by this centre. Its selling points are:
1. The First and only definitive Science answering technique handbook
2. Link learnt concepts to Higher Order qns using the highly acclaimed LiSC Answering technique
3. Minimise loss of marks due to incomplete, non-precise or inaccurate answers.

Are these claims really true? Anyone has 1st hand experience to share or know of someone who has used this handbook?

Its website www.scienceHeuristics.sg
Appreciate your sharing.

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Re: Science Heuristics

Postby pixiedust » Tue May 17, 2011 10:22 am

Lovejoypeacce, I was hoping to get some feedback too as their class fee is not cheap.

Jennifer, yes I did. It was recommended by Chenonceau. I wrote my personal opinion in this thread:
http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... hilit=LiSc

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Re: Science Heuristics

Postby Jennifer » Tue May 17, 2011 11:12 am

pixiedust wrote:Lovejoypeacce, I was hoping to get some feedback too as their class fee is not cheap.

Jennifer, yes I did. It was recommended by Chenonceau. I wrote my personal opinion in this thread:
http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... hilit=LiSc


Thank you for the link.

$40 :siao:

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Re: Science Heuristics

Postby Brenda10 » Tue May 17, 2011 5:34 pm

Jennifer wrote:
pixiedust wrote:Lovejoypeacce, I was hoping to get some feedback too as their class fee is not cheap.

Jennifer, yes I did. It was recommended by Chenonceau. I wrote my personal opinion in this thread:
http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... hilit=LiSc


Thank you for the link.

$40 :siao:


True especially we only left 5 months to go.

Noted they have workshop for two days (11am - 6pm with one hour break) but is no cheap. :moneyflies: Will only consider if dd really done badly in the open & end sections in this SA1 paper.

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Re: Science Heuristics

Postby cimman » Wed May 18, 2011 10:36 am

Brenda10 wrote:
Jennifer wrote:
pixiedust wrote:Lovejoypeacce, I was hoping to get some feedback too as their class fee is not cheap.

Jennifer, yes I did. It was recommended by Chenonceau. I wrote my personal opinion in this thread:
http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... hilit=LiSc


Thank you for the link.

$40 :siao:


True especially we only left 5 months to go.

Noted they have workshop for two days (11am - 6pm with one hour break) but is no cheap. :moneyflies: Will only consider if dd really done badly in the open & end sections in this SA1 paper.


frankly, if one does badly in Science, I don't think 2 days is going to produce any miracles. Learning takes time and miracles takes more time. Best the parent attend the workshop to learn about the methods and apply them at home on an extended basis.

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Re: Science Heuristics

Postby Brenda10 » Wed May 18, 2011 4:26 pm

cimman wrote:frankly, if one does badly in Science, I don't think 2 days is going to produce any miracles. Learning takes time and miracles takes more time. Best the parent attend the workshop to learn about the methods and apply them at home on an extended basis.


Hi cimman

Thank you for sharing your view. DD has scored 35/40 in open & end questions in this SA1 and we will use this holiday to revise at home lah.

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Re: Science Heuristics

Postby cimman » Wed May 18, 2011 9:44 pm

Brenda10 wrote:
cimman wrote:frankly, if one does badly in Science, I don't think 2 days is going to produce any miracles. Learning takes time and miracles takes more time. Best the parent attend the workshop to learn about the methods and apply them at home on an extended basis.


Hi cimman

Thank you for sharing your view. DD has scored 35/40 in open & end questions in this SA1 and we will use this holiday to revise at home lah.


well, congrats on your daughter's grades. I always believe that behind every successful student is a committed parent.
Since your daughter has done so well in OE, I guess you'll save some money this holidays.

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Re: Science Heuristics

Postby cimman » Wed May 18, 2011 10:12 pm

Jennifer wrote:Pardon me for riding in this thread.

I saw a publication titled "LiSC* Answering Technique for Upper Primary Science" sold by this centre. Its selling points are:
1. The First and only definitive Science answering technique handbook
2. Link learnt concepts to Higher Order qns using the highly acclaimed LiSC Answering technique
3. Minimise loss of marks due to incomplete, non-precise or inaccurate answers.

Are these claims really true? Anyone has 1st hand experience to share or know of someone who has used this handbook?

Its website http://www.scienceHeuristics.sg
Appreciate your sharing.



The book is aimed at a very high level conceptual method of answering OE questions. It does have sample questions to illustrate how the concepts are applied and there are practice questions, though not enough, in my opinion.
The concepts are easy to understand as they are very logical. For example, they emphasize looking for key words, and linking the answer back to the question.
I would prefer to have the book go on a topic by topic approach, as this would shine some light on key words for a particular topic. Unfortunately, it is not. So parents will have to figure out what are the essential key words for each topic.
This book is for P5-P6 level as most of the sample questions covers topics at that level. Though a P3/P4 student can use it with the guidance of a parent who has internalized the concepts.
In summary, I would say the book outlines the guidelines for answering OE questions, but it is left to the parent to translate that to a step by step instruction with a child who needs help in OE questions.

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Re: Science Heuristics

Postby Jennifer » Wed May 18, 2011 10:27 pm

cimman wrote:
Jennifer wrote:Pardon me for riding in this thread.

I saw a publication titled "LiSC* Answering Technique for Upper Primary Science" sold by this centre. Its selling points are:
1. The First and only definitive Science answering technique handbook
2. Link learnt concepts to Higher Order qns using the highly acclaimed LiSC Answering technique
3. Minimise loss of marks due to incomplete, non-precise or inaccurate answers.

Are these claims really true? Anyone has 1st hand experience to share or know of someone who has used this handbook?

Its website http://www.scienceHeuristics.sg
Appreciate your sharing.



The book is aimed at a very high level conceptual method of answering OE questions. It does have sample questions to illustrate how the concepts are applied and there are practice questions, though not enough, in my opinion.
The concepts are easy to understand as they are very logical. For example, they emphasize looking for key words, and linking the answer back to the question.
I would prefer to have the book go on a topic by topic approach, as this would shine some light on key words for a particular topic. Unfortunately, it is not. So parents will have to figure out what are the essential key words for each topic.
This book is for P5-P6 level as most of the sample questions covers topics at that level. Though a P3/P4 student can use it with the guidance of a parent who has internalized the concepts.
In summary, I would say the book outlines the guidelines for answering OE questions, but it is left to the parent to translate that to a step by step instruction with a child who needs help in OE questions.


Many thanks for your sharing.

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