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GENERAL
PAPER(GP)

We understand that GP is a difficult subject to master. But unlike most subjects, there is No Need for students to all register for a standardised weekly enrichment package or be limited to only one lesson of “free trial”.

  • Not sure what GP is exactly about and need someone to clarify?
  • Not sure what some of the concepts at the bottom of this page are but wish somebody could explain them?
  • Not sure whether you are on the right track in tackling SAQs?
  • Not sure if you just need a short crash course or a longer one?
  • Just need somebody to explain how to do a piece of GP homework?
  • Need a free “diagnosis”

JUST CONTACT US  

We have offered FREE ADVICE to many students for GP and PW before as we firmly do not believe that every single request for help should be chargeable.

* Year 1 students enrolled in our GP classes will be given free PROJECT WORK (PW) support/training automatically

What Will Be Included In This Package?

Paper 1

  • TOPICAL MODEL ESSAYS AND answering techniques for a range of topics (up to 40 KEY TOPICS)
  • Essay writing methods to be taught through a series of mini TRIAL EXERCISES in class across a range of topics
  • DEOSS(Definition-Existing situation-Opposing arguments-Supporting arguments-Stand) technique to write an effective introduction.
  • Mastering the Body of the essay: crafting clear topic sentences, structuring opposing arguments and effective rebuttals of these arguments. Students will also be taught to make arguments based on historical relevance of the examples, majority/ minority interpretation of examples, supporting arguments with international examples, strengthening supporting arguments with relevant examples.
  • Summary of the essay: listing and sieving out key arguments, what to avoid- introducing new ideas, preaching, making motherhood statements, muddying the stand.
  • Students will be given SUMMARY NOTES to aid in classroom discussions and debates. Issues and themes discussed for each topic will be sorted to link them to probable questions.
  • WEEKLY SUMMARY OF key news events by tutor will be distributed at the start of each class. Each news event will be sorted into the relevant Source Bank for each topic.

Paper 2

  • COMPREHENSION: techniques taught will include advanced level thematic analysis, phrasing lead-in anticipation, phrasing coding/ grouping, vocabulary training and paraphrasing mini crash courses. Summary techniques will also include identifying key arguments, checking for repetition, mid-analysis word gauge and thematic coding.
  • FREE EXTRA SESSIONS for vocabulary training and effective way of paraphrasing will be given if necessary.
  • Tutor will DESIGN OWN PASSAGES to allow students to practice specifically on questions involving inverted commas, italics, brackets and paradoxes.
  • There will also be targeted help for students weak in APPLICATION QUESTIONS (AQ). Most students are weak because they are unfamiliar with local issues/ news. A range of local-specific issues will be discussed and debated in class so that students will be able to handle AQ questions from any possible topic. Students will learn how to identify the relevant arguments made by the author or authors (in the case when students are given 2 passages) and they will be taught the 5 step answering model for AQ.

 

Deal with ANY AQ QUESTION by learning these CONCEPTS

  • The Ethos Of Economic Pragmatism
  • The Vulnerable State (Defensively, Economically, Socially)
  • Meritocracy and Pseudo-Meritocracy
  • Paternalism/Confucianism
  • Individualism vs Communitarianism
  • Primary vs Secondary Socialising Agents
  • Retaining Legitimacy In An Illiberal Democracy
  • Apathy vs Activism (Special Focus On Youths)
  • Cultural Relativism Vs UDHR
  • Ethnocentrism vs The Global Community
  • The Middle Class Myth
  • The Campaign Nation/ Campaign Fatigue
  • Sentencing Principles and The Evolving Legal System
  • Community Bonding: Countering Blasé Neighbourhoods With “Third” Places
  • Anti-Welfarism And The Minimum Wage
  • Traditional Vs New Media: Changing Roles
  • Post-Modernism, YOLO Subculture And The New Definition Of Success