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Saturday, April 07, 2012

GP Tips, Advice, Topics, Guidance, Discussions etc.

For the benefit of readers, I would like to inform everyone that I am now based overseas, but will continue to offer free GP advice on this website/blog.

I used to be a full-time GP tuition teacher in Singapore and have had students from VJC, RJC, YJC, TPJC, JJC, SAJC, NYJC etc.

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Humans vs Animals

Some believe that humans are similar to animals in many ways.

Humans need to eat, so humans go to work to earn money, then use the money to buy food and other things deemed important to us. Animals hunt or graze to get food.

Humans guard their territories with force, just look at how some countries are so sensitive when neighbouring countries test fire missiles close to their borders. Or how people at work guard their territories (job positions) when they sense that someone else is a threat to them. Or how gangs guard their territories when rivals step into their areas. Animals are super sensitive when other animals come into their territories. They would physically fight them.

Humans procreate just like animals. Males fight with other Males to win over Females.

Humans do not fear others when they sense that they are bigger, larger, stronger, in a larger group etc. Animals react similarly.

The list goes on.

The difference is that in most civilised human societies, there is Law and Order. Laws are made in parliament, enforced and carried out by the country's courts and police force.

This is what makes humans different from animals. The fact is that there are consequences to actions taken. Therefore, humans think twice before taking action, animals do not.

In uncivilised societies, Law and Order does not exist, over there, one can witness the brutality of human behaviour. An example is the Somali Pirates, they attack, hijack, and kidnap people to either rob them or demand a ransom from their loved ones or countries.

PS: The above is from the perspective of the world and has no connection to religion. From the perspective of religion, humans are very different from animals.



Sunday, April 01, 2012

Answering The AQ

There are some techniques required for answering the AQ appropriately.

First, you have to understand the passage(s) well enough to form an opinion.

Second, you have to understand the AQ and what it is that it is actually asking.

Third, the AQ will usually ask you if you agree with the author(s) or do not agree? And with which author do you agree more (if there are 2 passages)? Answer the AQ according to steps (1) and (2) above, that is, your overall opinion of the passage(s) and what the AQ is actually asking you.

Fourth, Write with materials from the passage(s), in your own words, to support your opinion and which author you are in agreement with, also, write why you do not support the other author (not too much, but do write as well).

Fifth, besides using materials from the passage(s), use relevant current affairs/events (from news, newspapers etc) to show the marker that you have the necessary knowledge to be worthy of a good score for the AQ.

PS: I am based overseas now, but will continue giving free advice on this website/blog whenever I have the time.