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Old 02-06-2012, 11:07 PM   #181
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nvr go lip lai ask for advice

i think the nice outline at the first page and citation at the back really helped alot, cos i swear my content is rubbish, and my grammar is cui... sometimes i dun even know whether to use have/had/has.. lol.. but i got follow the format for essay writing taught during jc lar...
me no jc kid somemore...
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:20 AM   #182
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poly ppl usually fail and need to take es1102 cos our language stop at O lvls then no more riao and they looking at GP kind of standard essay..

Those from poly pass 1 usually they come from angmo speaking family 1
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:14 PM   #183
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Don't worry...

Can pass is can pass, can't pass is can't pass...

Can't pass the penalty like almost no penalty one...
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Old 13-06-2012, 01:26 AM   #184
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Just follow argumentative format, intro, 1 or 2 para "for", 1 or 2 para "against", conclusion. Do your citations.

The data to base your essay is given, just know how to use the points presented and argue your way. Write a thoughtful conclusion.

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Old 13-06-2012, 10:04 AM   #185
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Citations?

Do we need to make up the citations for the sake of showing that we know how to do citations? In a project report of course we have real citations but in this essay which is done on the spot, assuming we state a fact ie.

Reseach has shown that 80% of people who take drugs do not live past the age of 65 (University of London).


Do we just make up a citation?
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Old 13-06-2012, 11:24 AM   #186
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Citations?

Do we need to make up the citations for the sake of showing that we know how to do citations? In a project report of course we have real citations but in this essay which is done on the spot, assuming we state a fact ie.

Reseach has shown that 80% of people who take drugs do not live past the age of 65 (University of London).


Do we just make up a citation?

they give u a few articles for the QET, if u quote anything from those article, jus cite it.
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Old 13-06-2012, 02:21 PM   #187
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Just follow argumentative format, intro, 1 or 2 para "for", 1 or 2 para "against", conclusion. Do your citations.

The data to base your essay is given, just know how to use the points presented and argue your way. Write a thoughtful conclusion.

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Or u could write a conclusion that say "What do you think?"

(Joking....)
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Old 13-06-2012, 08:35 PM   #188
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they give u a few articles for the QET, if u quote anything from those article, jus cite it.
OHH i see.

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Old 28-06-2012, 06:09 PM   #189
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:46 AM   #190
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hello, is it fine to use phrases like "I believe it is naive to think that blablablablabla"? will they have any issues with "I believe"?

or should i write something like "It is naive to think that blablabla" instead?
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hello, is it fine to use phrases like "I believe it is naive to think that blablablablabla"? will they have any issues with "I believe"?

or should i write something like "It is naive to think that blablabla" instead?
Refrain from informal writing in first or second person. You should use "It is naive to think that blablabla" instead.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:01 PM   #192
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Or u could write a conclusion that say "What do you think?"

(Joking....)
Immediate pass + exemption for any communications mods. lol
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:49 PM   #193
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uh can i check, are points awarded for planning on question paper? and drafts?
just want to clarify a rumor/claim by a friend of mine. Thanks!

2nd question, what is QET actually testing me on, my ability to generate a intellectual discussion within a piece of essay with respect to the sources given?

can i bring up points that i know on my own without proper citations, because i simply don't have the memory power to memorise where all my individual info comes from?

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Old 12-07-2012, 04:39 PM   #194
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Anyone able to check the venue and seat no.?
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:53 PM   #195
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Anyone able to check the venue and seat no.?
the website say available after 4pm. but where to check ? lol
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