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Class: A further discussion of ideas

For about a week or so, I was stuck with reservist training in camp. To get me through the lull periods, I borrowed a slim book that could be easily carried. 513 more words

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Writing Skills: Analysis Exercise (I) - Answers

Two weeks ago, I posted an exercise and asked that you try figuring out what went wrong with two given paragraphs. In this post, I organise my thoughts into a detailed commentary on the sentences themselves. 423 more words

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Writing Skills: Analysis Exercise (I)

In my last post, I talked about writing and rewriting. I also mentioned looking at other people’s work. Of course, it is nice to have model essays to study and emulate, but poorly written paragraphs can also serve as a good teacher so long as you can identify what is problematic about it. 254 more words

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Writing Skills: Writing and Rewriting

Last week, Time carried an article on improving one’s writing skills and proudly boasted “secrets” from Hollywood. There are at least two problems here:

  • Given the recent offerings from Hollywood, I wouldn’t really want to learn screenwriting from them.
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Writing Skills: What's in a sentence?

Although this post is classified under “writing skills”, it might more accurately be labelled “reading skills”. Regardless, this post is going to touch briefly on the topic of close reading. 652 more words

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Fallacies: Sunk Cost Fallacy

On Tuesday, you were asked to consider a scenario in which you could either choose to wait for the taxi or opt for public transport. If you haven’t seen… 560 more words

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Trivia Thursday: The Stanford Prison Experiment

(I hope you like spoilers. Also, I recommend watching the movie with parental supervision.)


In 1971, a professor of Psychology by the name of Philip Zimbardo carried out an unusual (and rather unethical) experiment to test the idea that certain inborn personality traits predisposes individuals to become cruel and abusive. 452 more words

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