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Lessons
 
 
Grammar
Reading & Vocabulary
Writing
 The Online Grammar Page 
Basic definitions and examples
 CNN Newsroom:  
Vocabulary and Grammar Exercises plus an archive of previous lessons.
 Basic Guide for Essay Writing  
Provides an easy step by step procedure for essay writing.
Guide to Grammar and Writing:  
Comprehensive with explanations and tests
Vocabulary University  
Three levels of challenging exercises. Tough but rewarding if you persist
 Five Tools for Writing Timed Essays  
Tools and tips that JC students will find useful.
 Deadly Sins of Grammar 
Common but mortal errors. 
Wide World of Words  
Discussion of some current words and usage
 The Argumentative Essay  
A bit wordy but some good advice.
 . English Grammar Clinic  
A good place for discussions on grammar rules and usage. Good FAQ as well
 Doyle's Essay Tutorial  
How to write that Introduction? What to say in the Conclusion? Find out at this site.
 CNN Newsroom:  
Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises plus an archive of previous lessons.
 Usage Notes 
Clear some of those confusions
 Occasions for Expository Writing.   
 Good overview of what is required. Not much on the how to, though.
 Grammar Safari  
Go hunting for examples of usage of words in actual documents. Good resource for those sentence construction exercises..
Reading and Vocabulary Texts.   
 Authentic texts with vocabulary defined, although the articles are dated.
.Elements of Style  
Old but valuable book on good writing.  
 
 Cobuild Home Page  
A page by dictionary publiher Collins. With "Word for the Day", definitions, and much more.
 Words  
A chapter from "The Able Writer" on figurative language. Begin here and explore the rest of what is available.
 Common Errors  
Collection of misspelled words and confused pairs
 
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Newspapers & magazines
 
 
The Straits Times
Time
One of the best 
The Times of London
Registration is required, but free of charge
Asiaweek
New York Times
Registration is required, but sometimes you get in free -- worth a try.

 

Economist
Restricted number of articles, if you want more you pay.
The Australian
New Internationalist
Everything you will need for GP can be found at this site
Asahi News
English version of the premier Japanese newspaper
 Scientific American
New York Times 
Text version 
Discover Magazine
 
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Essays and Articles
Essays marked * are TPJCian essays/articles

 Essays on a variety of topics and written in a variety of styles

Some of these essays / articles come from sites where there are others like it, so if you like the article, explore the site.

 

Are general elections democratic?
Characteristics of an Intelligent Person: Duane Bristow
Culture is Destiny: A Conversation with Lee Kuan Yew
Eugenics: The Public Policy of Eugenics Eileen Manion
Events Leading to the Attack on Pearl Harbour: Ulysses Alltrades
Globalization: The Loss of Cultural Diversity? Bernhard Serexhe
Gene Logic: Hoffman
Human Rights and Asian Values: Amartya Sen
Human Rights and Asian Values: Diane Mauzy
Is Anyone Listening? Issac Asimov
Is Cyberspace Destroying Humanity? Sven Birkerts
On Being the Fat Girl: Aino Schoeniger
On the Merits of Racial Identity: Tomas Sandoval
Relax, It's only Stress: V.F. Libassi
Slow Progress..Have People Changed over the Centuries?: J. M Sieber
The Effects of Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug Offences:
The End of Life as We Know It:: Kimberly Brown
The Future of the First World: Gary Kline
The Importance of Play: Ludicity and th Anti-work Ethic: Laura Martz
The Sex Trade: Whoring in Uthopia Pat Califia
Work or Die: Annalee Newitz
 
 
 
 
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Discussions you can take part in

Please note that there are different forums here, each with its own format and rules for participation. You may want to take part in one or some of these but please observe netiquette and go by the rules. If you are unfamiliar with the rules there are always explanations --just follow the links.
 

TPJC Discussion Board    Continue a discussion or start a new topic here

Sintercom (Singapore Internet Community) forum on Singapore and World Issues (Unmoderated)-

The "Good" Singaporean Woman (Moderated)
Do Singaporeans Really Yearn for Greener Pastures? (Moderated)
Myanmar: Engagement or Isolation (Moderated)
Race and Religion in Marriage (Moderated)
School Ranking: (Moderated)
 
Time Magazine's Boards (You need to sign up to participate but it's free of charge). Under each category you will find a host of issues to discuss. Try it.
  1. Crime
  2. Faith and Religion
  3. Social Issues -- Education, Drugs, etc
  4. International Politics
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Interesting Sites to Visit
Danger: You may spend hours exploring these sites:
Enjoy
 
Science Web: Explorations in Science and Technology
Alternative Medicine Home Page
Health and Medicine Page
Patton's Argument Clinic
Ctheory Page
Virtual Science Centre
Fiction Site
Women in Classical Mythology
Classical Literature
Gender and Sexuality Page
Ancient History of Athens
The Wisdom Page
Alexander the Great
Windows to the Universe
The Rome Project: Ancient Rome
The Why Files
Industrial Revolution
World War I Site and Links
World War II
Sinternet. Music Weekly
 
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Reference Materials
http://www.refdesk.com/myency.html
 
Martindale's Reference Desk
Word Frequency Counter
Language Translation On-line
Terminology Dictionary (Organised by Fields or Areas)
Webster's On-line Dictionary
Roget's Thesaurus
Virtual Encyclopedia
The Web Dictionary
Smithsonian Institution
Hyper History On-line
Calculators and Science Tables
 
 
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