Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Organising your personal electronic files

Dear students,

I have been looking at some of your personal electronic files and I would like to address those of you who have been rather conscientious in your filing so far. 

Even among the most conscientious students, I have noticed that there is insufficient organisation of your files. You have simply parked all or most of your files in the existing master folders I have created for you. This will eventually result in an untenable mess as the number of files you have continue to increase. As a good housekeeping practice, you need to periodically reorganise your files into sub-folders. And you are free to create your own under the existing master folder structure I have set up for you! 

If you are clueless about how this can be done, refer to the class materials folder. Take a look for example at the writing folder found here. You can simply follow the structure I have set up to organise my materials for the class.

For those of you who are not keeping up with your filing, please start to do so after your common tests. I will be doing another round of checks from Week 9 onwards and I will contact your parents directly this time if I find that your file is not up to scratch. It is important that you maintain your files because you need your materials for revision. 

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Fwd: Preparation for Term 2 Week 5

Reading Tasks

In view of the upcoming MYCT, Reading Tasks will be temporarily suspended.

Editing Practice
Please complete the following Editing Practices by 2300h on 20 Apr (Mon).

We will do feedback for Project Ace and the CHIJ St Joseph's MYCT 2014 Paper 2 which you just submitted this week.

Those who did not submit Project Ace are to submit your work here. I will only mark these late work after the deadline for the second submission is over.

Those who have not completed the comprehension, ensure that you have done so by the second lesson of the week. 

Disciplinary actions will be taken against the recalcitrant. 

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Preparation for Term 2 Week 4

Comprehension Practice
The full comprehension practice distributed in class is due on 14 Apr (Tue). The EL rep is to collect the comprehension as a class and submit it to my pigeon hole by the end of recess. 

First 50 min lesson
No preparation needed. I will share another useful skill for the spoken interaction component of the oral exam. You need to bring your LDs. You also need to make sure you have at least 2 free mindmaps on mindmeister under you SST account. You can check by clicking here

Second 50 min lesson
Lesson on  Attitude & Tone which you already prepared for Term 2 Week 3. 

100 min lesson
1. Balancing the essay - Read the handout found here and prepare your answers for all the practices. Upload your preparation in the relevant folder found here.

2. Tools for Writing Intro & Conc - Read the handout found here and analyse all the samples given. Upload your preparation in the relevant folder found here.

3. Do complete essay plans for the following questions and upload your plans here:
(a) Parents often believe it is better to be safe than sorry. Do you consider young people to be too protected? (Cam 2013)
(b) 'The way we dress reveals who we are.' What are your views? (Cam 2013)

NOTE: For all the work you upload as preparation for lessons, please ensure you use "Shift Z" to park the same set of notes in your Personal Electronic File. 

Friday, 3 April 2015

Preparation for Term 2 Week 3

Reading Task
For this week's reading task, read the second article given out during morning assembly. The title of the article is "Survey of Talent" and the article is about meritocracy. Answer the application question at the end of article and upload your response in the relevant folder here

Lesson 1
No preparation needed. Continue with oral practice. You need to bring your LDs. 

Lesson 2 & 3
Complete the worksheets below in the given order.

Upload your preparation in the relevant sub-folders found below. 

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Project Beta (Due on 6 Apr, Mon)

This is Part 1 of your homework this weekend. Part 2 will be out by tomorrow. 

I have consolidated the work done in class this week for reflective writing to create two sample plans (incomplete ones) and two sample paragraphs. They can be found here.  

The instructions for Project Beta can be found here