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LITERACY HAS FALLEN: How to Rescale the Learning Ladder

“The fate of empires depends on the education of youth.” – Aristotle   Today I write to you about something that worries me deeply. Literacy has fallen. Aussie kids are meant to be living in a place that gives them the opportunity to have one of the best standards of education in the entire world.…

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Context for a HSC English Essay: How to Guide

Context. There’s a great word! But what is it? If you are an Advanced or Extension student, you have probably been wondering about how to use context for a HSC English essay. Let’s start with the basics. Regardless of the complexity of a topic, every piece of learning in the study of English as a…

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How to Prepare for the HSC English Trials

One of the great sadistic joys that a teacher can feel each year is watching students dodge, dip, dive, duck, and dodge away from their responsibilities as the exam period looms closer and closer.  Where I see most students falter is in their dismal lack of planning for the HSC English trials. The Higher School…

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Video Lesson – SparkNotes vs reading texts

There is no denying  that reading sure can be a chore. Before 1990 or in other words ancient history, people didn’t have the internet freely available to give them a video lesson or information by the bucket. In this age books were the obvious choice for the consumption of ideas. Thankfully, we no longer need…

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HSC Notes – Take Note!

It’s a trope of this postmodern century and millenarian End-Times world that just about everything is designated as an “art” or “art-form”. Think “sandwich artists”, as if a stuffed roll, toasted or not, could suggest anything about your meagre existence other than its primal appetitive drives. Do we really think that munching on leavened bread…

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The 7 Habits that All Teens Should Adopt

Without having a tutor to guide you through high school and give you good habits throughout your teen years it can be really hard to figure out exactly what you are capable of and how to get where you want to go. The truth is, you are at a pivotal point in your life. Most…

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