How to Make Effective Study Notes For Secondary School Students
Secondary (13 - 17) | Study Skills | Teenagers

How to Make Effective Study Notes For Secondary School Students

Ever wonder how some students are more successful academically than others? The secret lies in note-taking. Taking notes help you recall information taught in class. Every student needs a good note-taking system. Knowing how to take good notes can help you to: prepare before the lecture review key concepts after a class stay focused during…

11 Introduction Ideas to Begin Your English Compositions
Education | Empowering Kids | Primary (7 - 12) | Study Skills

11 Introduction Ideas to Begin Your English Compositions

A compelling start to your story grabs your reader’s attention. The readers in this instance, are most likely your school teachers. Having read hundreds, if not thousands of primary school compositions, the ability to still arrest your school teachers’ attention gives your composition an edge in grades over your peers. Your introduction should be interesting….

English: How To Ace In Oral Exams
Education | Primary (7 - 12) | Secondary (13 - 17) | Study Skills

English: How To Ace In Oral Exams

Of all the examinations your child has to take, English Oral is the easiest one to ace. Kids who come from families with a strong English background have a strong advantage here. English Oral makes up 25% of the total English marks. It takes the least amount of prep time and is probably the easiest…

Students Guide To Managing Time
Empowering Kids | Study Skills

Students Guide To Managing Time

Time management is a life skill that can be learnt. This aim of this post is to offer simple steps that you can coach your kids to form good habits in managing their time. Children linger during meal times, dawdle when it comes to working on their school work, drag their feet to the showers,…

10 tips to help your child manage stress – A Student’s Guide
Empowering Kids | Study Skills

10 tips to help your child manage stress – A Student’s Guide

Kids experience stress just as adults do. The only difference is that kids may not recognise the emotions or symptoms of stress or know how to manage them. That’s when we see meltdowns or manifestations of undesirable behaviours like lethargy, being snappy and irritable, rebelliousness etc. What stresses kids out? Kids get stressed out the…

5 Basic Study Skills for Primary 1 to 3 Students
Empowering Kids | Primary (7 - 12) | Study Skills

5 Basic Study Skills for Primary 1 to 3 Students

Want to help your kids to score well in primary school? Here are 5 basic skills parents can foster to ensure that they have a smoother academic path in their future school years. 1) Reading Skills Reading is an essential skill for every subject that your child will study now and later in Secondary school. Other than reading to…

PSLE: How To Score A-star in Composition Writing
Education | Primary (7 - 12) | PSLE | Study Skills

PSLE: How To Score A-star in Composition Writing

“Scoring an ‘A’ or ‘A*’ in his/her composition writing is achievable,” says my son’s English form teacher at the beginning of PSLE year (2016). The skeptic in me though was not convinced. While English has always been my son’s strongest subject, he still struggles with composition and hovers in the above average marks. Having a…

Students Guide To Setting Goals For Academic Success
Empowering Kids | Study Skills

Students Guide To Setting Goals For Academic Success

Successful people set goals that they can achieve. They aim for it, plan a strategy to achieve their goals and work in that general direction. Even if they do not achieve their goals, they are heading in the direction that allows them to enjoy success. Top athletes, successful businesses and inspiring youths like our very…

Exam Tips: How To Prep Your Child For Exams
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Exam Tips: How To Prep Your Child For Exams

Exams are an inevitable part of a student’s life whether they like it or not. And in the Singapore education system, that is twice a year: one mid-term (May) and one final (Nov). Having experienced six years of primary-school exams with two kids, here are my takeaways as a parent: Primary school students need guidance to prepare for…