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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Emission-Based Vehicle Taxation System

 Fri evening class: this is the emission-based tax system that I was talking about just now...it will kick in Jan next year. Together with the compulsory fuel-efficiency labelling on vehicles sold in Singapore, it will go towards raising awareness and promoting green behaviour in Singapore.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Some Articles for the 2010 Cambridge P1

For those whom we discussed the 2010 P1 qns recently, check out this article here which I had actually posted in an earlier entry. In the second line of the 4th column, the term 'crime against humanity' crops up. You can use this interesting example for the qn on "How far can an individual be held responsible for crimes against humanity?"
Check out also another earlier entry posted on Tue 28 Feb 2012 titled "TUE Class- technology qns". There are some good articles on To what extent has technology had a negative impact on the skill level of people?  (Robotics surgery and impact of the internet on our thinking and reading ability)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

2010 Cambridge 'A' level Paper 1 Essay Answer Key

Click HERE to access.....

Monday, June 11, 2012

Examples of Arts


Do you agree that the arts allow us to understand the world better? This is a qn which I showed
most of you recently. It is a qn which you may not want to attempt during the exams, but for those with the inclination, here are a few examples (some of which surfaced in the papers today) which are worth knowing....(note that u can use these famous examples to open or close ur essay with a BANG!)



Pic 1:
This is that hauntingly poignant Photograph of the buzzard looming behind a starving Somalian child -- often cited as a metaphor for the plight of the country.


Pic 2: The Photograph that supposedly ended the Vietnam War by alerting the Americans at home to what their soldiers were doing to the people (and innocent children) of another country.





















Pic 3: Punk Music -- often seen as subversive and anti-establishment, but can be a force for good if the govt in qn is corrupt.



Pic 4: Another powerful war Painting (mural to be exact). In fact, this is often deemed THE war painting, as it's by Picasso and it depicts the horrors of the Spanish Civil War at Guernica. The artwork is entitled "Guernica".

Friday, June 01, 2012

Fri Afternoon Class AQ Ans Key

Check out the AQ answer key here.....