Tuesday, 8 September 2015

September Hol: S3 EL Writing Remediation

Dear all,

If you would like a copy of the materials gone through during today's writing class, you may access them here. Use these for self-practice over the break and feel free to clarify with me, especially for the answers to the Quizizz test:
1) Presentation Slides
2) P1 Assessment Rubrics
3) Oxford Practice Grammar Intermediate and Advanced Diagnostic Tests (with answers at the back, so attempt first of your own)
4) Quizizz Questions (on common mistakes)

Thank you and continue enjoying your break, everyone.

- Mr Pan.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

September Holiday Activities

Dear all,

As you take a short break during the upcoming September holidays, you may want to revise some important grammar rules so as to help your own writing. To that end, attempt on your own the exercises at http://www.chompchomp.com/exercises.htm. Pick the grammar items you think you often struggle with, and I would be more than happy to clarify or even discuss some of your answers to these exercises.

Note: This is to complement your other practice, which is for comprehension, since the official holiday homework is already the emailed 2013 GCE 'O' Level EL Paper 2. Remember that the answers are to be submitted online at http://goo.gl/forms/uvdu6hfvGw by 23:59 on Sep 15th (Tue).

On a separate note, those of you who have been identified for EL remedial on Sep 8th (Tue) from 10:00 to 11:30, please remember to upload here by 23:59 on Sep 5th (Sat) any three pieces of your previous writing. This is to help me compile your commonest errors so we can go through these during the remedial.

Thank you and enjoy your break! :)

- Mr Pan.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Due T3W10: P1 Section C Practice (Expository Writing)

Dear all,

As spoken in class, you will need to write one full expository essay in preparation for the EOY. This task is to be completed before the September holiday. Here are the instructions:
1) Make a copy of the task sheet in your own Drive.
2) Share the document's editing (not just viewing) rights with me at pan_ping_rui_perdana@sst.edu.sg.
3) Complete the task analysis and plan using the tables provided. For your plan, you may choose to do this in point form.
4) Clear your plan with me first before you start writing your essay.
5) After I have given you the clearance, write your essay, and this task is to be completed by 23:59 on Friday, Sep 4, 2015.
Note: For me to focus on the more macro things instead of the more mechanical grammar errors, use http://www.grammarly.com/edu/ to 'scan' your essay for these things first.

Have fun and all the best with your EOY preparation! :)

- Mr Pan.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

T3W4: Extra Passage for Practising Tone

Dear all,

For those of you who would like to stretch yourselves by applying to a longer passage the close reading skills we learned these two weeks, you may want to attempt this practice here. Feel free to contact me should you require clarifications about this.

All the best too with the rest of your Level Test revision!

- Mr Pan.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

T3W4: Visual Text and Comprehension Revision

Dear all,

In preparation for the upcoming Level Test 2 (which comprises two parts only: Visual text and narrative-based comprehension, that is, Section A and Section B of 1128/02), you may find the slides used during our lesson on visual text here. The last slide includes one practice for you to try on your own. If you would like another practice for visual text, you can also access the PDF here; the last page includes the suggested answers.

Now, for those who need some extra practice for narrative comprehension (i.e., Section B), you may want to attempt Commonwealth Secondary School's 2014 Prelim here (and its insert here). After you are done attempting the questions, you may then check the answers, which I will send to you via email by no later than 19:00 on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015. Yes, I know that the paper is intended for Sec 4 students. Yet, this being a practice for you to consolidate your learning, the extra difficulty should only stretch yourselves further.

Thank you, and all the best with your revision!

- Mr Pan.

Monday, 13 July 2015

T3W2: Resources for Qualifiers

Dear all,

Although you will also receive a hard copy of this set of notes on qualifiers, you may also wish to see its Keynote accompaniment here.

Thank you!

- Mr Pan.

Friday, 3 July 2015

T3W1: Resources for 100-Min Banded Lesson on Modes of Reasoning

Dear all,

If you would like a copy of the slides used for this week's 100-min banded lesson on modes of reasoning, you can access it here.

Thank you!

- Mr Pan.

T3W1 Homework

Dear all,

Please complete Section B of Crescent Girls' School's Sec 3 EOY2013 over this weekend before we go through the answers next week (T3W2). If you have not already gotten your copy of the questions, I will pass it to you by the end of today (03/07/15).

Thank you and have a restful weekend! :)

- Mr Pan.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

T3W1: Types of Support Slides

Dear all,

You can also access here the slides used for our lesson on types of support. Have a great weekend ahead!

- Mr Pan.