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  1. (FAQ) What makes the magazines at ilovereading.sg special?
    10
    Feb

    (FAQ) What makes the magazines at ilovereading.sg special?

    "I have already subscribed to other English magazines (like Reader's Digest and TIME). What makes the magazines at ilovereading.sg special?"

     

    Our magazines offer a full package solution to your child's reading needs, from articles written in different styles (narrative, expository, argumentative, etc.) to additional resources such as videos, audio recordings and worksheets to supplement their learning.

     

    One parent, Angela, said she was "pleasantly surprised by the rich content, interactive resources and well-delivered worksheets linked with the articles". Her child subscribes to the iThink magazine.

     

    Our magazines are also conceptualised and written in Singapore, setting them apart from other magazines. We have MOE-trained worksheet writers and editors who work hard to provide you with content that is

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  2. 10 Tricky Spelling Mistakes to Remember for Your Essays
    07
    Feb

    10 Tricky Spelling Mistakes to Remember for Your Essays

    Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but are spelt differently, and have different meanings.

    For example, “access” and “excess” are read the same way, but take note of their different spellings. While the spellings of some pairs of homophones are easy to remember, some of them do get us confused. As you read the pairs of homophones below, try to put them to memory so that you will know which one to use when you’re writing your essays (or maybe even your text messages!).

     

    It’s vs Its

    It’s: this is a contraction - it is
    Its: this is a possessive pronoun

    Who’s; Whose

    Who’s: this is a contraction - who is
    Whose: this is a possessive pronoun

    You’re; Your

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  3. 10 Fun Idioms You Can Use in Your Essays
    20
    Dec

    10 Fun Idioms You Can Use in Your Essays


    “Let’s call it a day.”
    “Don’t beat around the bush.”
    “That’s the last straw!”

    You’ve no doubt heard some of these expressions before. They’re known as idioms - expressions with figurative meanings that differ from their literal meanings (according to Grammarly). Adding a few idioms to your writing can help “add colour” to your essay. So the next time you’re writing a creative piece, try inserting one of these idioms appropriately to spruce up your writing.

    A bag of bones
    Meaning: someone who is extremely thin
    Example sentence: She has lost so much weight. She is turning into a bag of bones.

    A bitter pill to swallow
    Meaning: something that is very unpleasant but must be accepted
    Exa
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  4. Spelling (‘ie’ or ‘ei’)
    05
    Nov

    Spelling (‘ie’ or ‘ei’)

    ‘i’ Issue 10 p. 41

     

    Unsure as to when you should spell the word with ‘ie’ or ‘ei’? Read this guide to clear up any confusion!

    The general rule is that in words where i and e are next to each other,
    i will always appear before e unless the preceding letter is c : i before e except after c.

     

    Note the following examples:

    ie

    achieve

    thief

    grief

    piece

    believe


    ei (after ‘c’)

    receive

    deceive

    receipt

    ceiling

    conceive


    However, this rule only applies when the sound represented is ‘ee’.

    It does not apply to the following words, where the sound represented is not ‘ee’:

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  5. How to support your child during the stressful exam season
    25
    Oct

    How to support your child during the stressful exam season

    How to support your child during the stressful exam season

    studying, exams, stressful exam season, support your child, encouragement, motivate your children

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  • 4 Common Mistakes in Argumentative Essay Writing
    18
    Oct

    4 Common Mistakes in Argumentative Essay Writing

    1. Unpack key terms in the question

    Before delving into the actual essay-writing, take a few minutes to examine the question and dissect it. Single out the key terms in the question and try to unpack them by pinning down a definition for each key term. Once you’ve done that, figure out how you can link and synthesize all of them to come up with your points of argument and points

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  • MODEL ESSAY: EXPOSITORY (Reflective)
    09
    Oct

    MODEL ESSAY: EXPOSITORY (Reflective)

    iThink 20/21, p. 18-19

    In our last post, we discussed how a good personal recount essay looks like. In this post, let us now turn to a model expository essay. From the very beginning, we can see how the writer starts off with an interesting and relevant quote to hook readers into reading on. Further, we can see that her three points of argument are very clearly signposted with the following: “To begin”, “In addition”, and “Finally”. Such explicit and direct signposting helps readers follow the flow of the essay easily and informs them of what to expect. Within her paragraphs as well is a very cle

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  • Model Essay: Personal Recount
    27
    Sep

    Model Essay: Personal Recount

    Inspire 19, p. 17-18

    With the exam season nearing, let's take a look at a personal recount essay from a previous issue of Inspire magazine. This essay effectively uses the three-act narrative structure by identifying a problem (or inciting incident), vividly describing the rising action leading to the climax, and finally, nicely resolving the story. The next time you're planning out a

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  • S P Jain Global ranked #12 in the latest Forbes ranking of the world’s Top International MBAs
    23
    Sep

    S P Jain Global ranked #12 in the latest Forbes ranking of the world’s Top International MBAs

     

    Singapore, September 23, 2019: S P Jain Global’s flagship Global MBA program climbed four places to be ranked #12 in the world in Forbes’ latest ranking of the world’s top 1-year international MBA programs, ahead of Hong Kong University, HEC Montreal, Erasmus (Rotterdam), Cass and Hult.

    Forbes’ biennial ranking of the world’s best 1-year and 2-year international MBA programs is based solely on the return on investment achieved by business school graduates. This year, the Forbes ranking compared the earnings of the Class of 2014 in their first five years post-MBA. S P Jain’s Class of 2014 reported a net gain of USD 61,300, even higher than the 2-year MBA programs of NYU, USC, Georgia Tech, UNSW Business School, Schulich School of Business, Penn State and other top international busi

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  • 5 Common Errors to Look out for in Editing
    20
    Sep

    5 Common Errors to Look out for in Editing

    Have you ever attempted an editing practice or

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