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Improving your essay skills
English

How to Write Better Essays

“When you writing, it’s rather like going on a very long walk.” Roald Dahl You are writing your English paper 3 exams (the essay and transactional writing paper). This can seem overwhelming, especially when you are going to be assessed on your ability to write a well-crafted essay following all those daunting English grammar rules. […]

22 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Chess

Chess Pieces and Their Power

Chess, once again, finds itself brightly lit up in the international spotlight. The game has been brought to the foreground, not by a movie, book or the latest Chess World Tournament, but by the very popular Netflix series, The Queen’s Gambit. Everyone is looking at chess with new eyes. Interestingly, the main character, who is […]

21 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Computer Programming

Computer Programming for Kids

Computer programming for kids is a hot topic given the importance of the digital landscape today and the impact that it will have on our future. Think about it, children of today will be responsible for the greatest technological advances of tomorrow, so why not equip them in tech-literacy from as young an age as […]

20 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Learn to play any kind of musical style with the Piano
Piano

Versatile Songs to Play on Piano

Schubert, Bach, Debussy, and Mozart are just a few of the musicians who have contributed to making the piano one of the most famous instruments in all of history. Many children start practising songs to play on piano at a young age. They also learn how to play scales, hold their hands in the proper […]

16 Jul 2021 ∙ 12 minutes reading time

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English

How to Improve My English

Are you finding it impossible to wrap your head around story ideas for your Creative Writing exams? Perhaps expressing the lifestyle of the Victorian elite society from the novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” in the form of a literature essay is extremely difficult. Are you looking for ways to improve your ability to write […]

16 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Improving your essay skills

How to Write Better Essays

“When you writing, it’s rather like going on a very long walk.” Roald Dahl You are writing your English paper 3 exams (the essay and transactional writing paper). This can seem overwhelming, especially when you are going to be assessed on your ability to write a well-crafted essay following all those daunting English grammar rules. […]

22 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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How to Improve your Vocabulary

Not everyone is a natural essay-writer. People would even employ someone to write an essay for them. The problem with that lies in the fact that, during an exam, you can’t do that. Finding the right words to express exactly what you would like to convey, comes easier to some than others. Have to compose […]

22 Jul 2021 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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How to Improve English Grammar

If your aim is to do better at your studies or to improve your writing skills, then a great place to start would be to improve your grammar skills. The effort, required to improve your coursework or essay writing is surely worth making if, at the end of the day, it positively impacts on your […]

22 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Computer Programming for Kids

Computer programming for kids is a hot topic given the importance of the digital landscape today and the impact that it will have on our future. Think about it, children of today will be responsible for the greatest technological advances of tomorrow, so why not equip them in tech-literacy from as young an age as […]

20 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Chess Pieces and Their Power

Chess, once again, finds itself brightly lit up in the international spotlight. The game has been brought to the foreground, not by a movie, book or the latest Chess World Tournament, but by the very popular Netflix series, The Queen’s Gambit. Everyone is looking at chess with new eyes. Interestingly, the main character, who is […]

21 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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How do you Win Chess in 3 Moves?

If you want to prove to your friends that you're the king or queen of chess, then you’ll want to have some aces up your sleeve. One of the best ways to demonstrate your chess iq and prove that you know what you’re doing is to master one of the quick-win strategies. Yes, you read […]

20 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Skills that Kids Learn at Chess

As far as games go, chess has to be one of the most beneficial for kids. That isn’t to say that there is no educational value in Minecraft, but video games pale in comparison to board games when it comes to learning opportunities. Every game of chess is a strategic challenge to overcome, full of […]

20 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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How do you Win Chess in 2 Moves?

Chess is a game that can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 55, or even longer! It’s a board game that requires a lot of deliberation and problem-solving, so games can be drawn out sometimes and take up a whole morning or afternoon. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could taste victory in just two […]

20 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How do you homeschool children?

Homeschooling Tips

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” - Gandhi Let’s start by saying that there’s no such thing as a typical day of homeschooling and that’s probably why you’re interested in it. These tips are here to help, but you don’t need to follow them […]

29 Mar 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Why should you use smartphone apps to learn?

Reasons to Use Apps for Revision

“The unexamined life is not worth living” - Socrates No matter what kind of smartphone you have, you should be able to enjoy a variety of useful apps. Both the App Store and the Google Play Store have plenty of apps that you can use online and offline almost anywhere. Our phones are almost part […]

29 Mar 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How do you homeschool childre?

How to Homeschool Kids

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela 2020 saw a lot of parents having to homeschool their children more than they’d probably planned to. With the pandemic, some parents might be just thinking of keeping their children at home and teaching them themselves. Legally, it’s […]

29 Mar 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Which are the best apps for learning?

The Best Revision Apps

“The challenge for a human now is to be more interesting to another than his or her smartphone.” - Alain de Botton Maths, science, and English are still all subjects that you have to study and most parents would love to have enough time to help their children with every part of their schooling. After […]

29 Mar 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

What Are the Rules of Rollerskating?

"No rules, just right!" - Outback Steakhouse This advertising slogan for the Aussie-themed American steakhouse capitalised on the success of the Crocodile Dundee film that had smashed worldwide box office records two years before. Opened in 1988, this restaurant chain hoped to convey that it imbued the film's renegade spirit through its (utterly conventional) menu […]

24 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Derbies prove that skating is making a comeback

Is Roller Skating Making a Comeback?

What does roller skating sound like? We've all heard the assured thrumming sound of polyurethane wheels on pavement, with its rhythmic acknowledgement of every sidewalk crack. Without turning around, could you tell what kind of skate you're hearing? Inline skates, commonly called rollerblades, make a chunky bass sound while skateboards emit a higher-pitched, continuous hum. […]

24 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

80s skates reflected the decade's bright sounds and colours

80s Roller Skating

If it seems like I've been lost in 'let's remember'... Billy Joel, Keeping the Faith For some, recalling the happiest times of their lives helps to keep them sane and balanced when times are stressful like they've been over the past year. For others, generally of younger generations, hearing about how things used to be […]

24 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Indoor vs Outdoor Roller Skating

Summer is traditionally a time to be outdoors. Whether camping, hiking or just sitting in the park, abandoning the confines of our living spaces is made easier by summer's (mostly) fine weather. This year in particular, fleeing those confines will be especially sweet, won't it? The pandemic has caused us to rethink how we do […]

24 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Which are the best attractions in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong’s Best Attractions

“The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life. ” - Agnes Repplier Hong Kong is somewhere you have to visit as there are so many things to see and do once you get there! It's one of the most popular destinations in the world for tourism and people flock there every […]

28 May 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How much does it cost to visit Hong Kong?

The Cost of Visiting Hong Kong

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” - Unknown Hong Kong is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia and, while technically part of China, Hong Kong is very much its own thing. It’s a very unique destination with a wealth of things to see and do. This cosmopolitan […]

28 May 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Where should you stay in Hong Kong?

Places to Stay in Hong Kong

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin There are plenty of different options when it comes to finding accommodation in Hong Kong. Some are more costly than others, but you should be able to find something that’s right for you. Similarly, a lot of hotels […]

28 May 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Why should you visit Hong Kong?

Why You Should Visit Hong Kong

“Hong Kong cinema is something you can't duplicate anyway.” - Martin Scorcese Nicknamed The Pearl of the Orient, Hong Kong is the larger of China’s Special Administrative Regions. According to the Hong Kong Tourist Board, there were 56 million international visitors in 2019. With so many people deciding to visit Hong Kong, you’re probably wondering […]

28 May 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

musical style on the piano

Playing the Piano: Styles and Genres

As a fantastic musical instrument, the piano invites creative freedom to any musician. It also offers such a wide range of genres to explore for the student which is very motivating because you can learn to play your favourite songs. Whether that is Mary Had a Little Lamb, or the classical piano songs you are […]

19 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

become a professional pianist or musician.

Play Piano Songs Using Unexpected Styles  

To study the piano, you need to be available to learning different genres of piano music. This is part of the process that will take you from a beginner to an intermediate player and eventually an advanced player who is able to play piano songs that are in your favourite style. But as the saying […]

19 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Learn to play any kind of musical style with the Piano

Versatile Songs to Play on Piano

Schubert, Bach, Debussy, and Mozart are just a few of the musicians who have contributed to making the piano one of the most famous instruments in all of history. Many children start practising songs to play on piano at a young age. They also learn how to play scales, hold their hands in the proper […]

16 Jul 2021 ∙ 12 minutes reading time

children learn the piano from an early age

Find Your Own Style as You Play Piano

Many musicians have turned their passions into careers through playing classical piano or modern music on piano. Think about Bach, Debussy, Chopin, Mozart, and Schubert who made classical piano famous. Or think about Elton John or Lady Gaga who whose modern music on piano is enjoyed so widely today. These pianists have all contributed to […]

5 Jul 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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The Pro Bono Lawyer

“We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.” - Sir Winston Churchill Are you in desperate need of some legal advice? Does the idea of being served with a hefty bill when you visit an attorney scare you? If you are in need of a lawyer […]

13 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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A Law Scholarship

“Justice is incidental to law and order.” - J. Edgar Hoover Are you one of the grade 12 students dreaming about being an advocate in one of South Africa’s courtrooms one day? Having you been watching all the legal dramas that television has to offer? Well, with Lesley Pearse’s new novel, “Suspects," releasing this month, […]

10 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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The Types of Law

We hear legal jargon being splashed around on the television, in the newspapers, during daily conversations and we even find legalese on social media.  Maybe you are interested to know more about the field of law because you have a case to bring before the court or maybe you are in your matric year dreaming about […]

10 Jul 2021 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Justice may be blind, but she'll know your speciality!

The Different Types of Lawyers

To pay for your studies, you have started freelancing. Too bad, you didn’t think about how the onus fell upon you to pay your taxes. You received a notice from the South African Revenue Services (SARS). While negligence in paying your tax could lead to you being fined, as of 2021, a new law states […]

10 Jul 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

MOOC's in SA

All About MOOCs in Education

If you are interested in MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and you want to know whether MOOCs are available in South Africa, rest assured that this online method of learning is available everywhere nowadays. MOOCs were initially popularized in the US and Canada, however, you must remember that it was also Stellenbosch University that implemented […]

15 May 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Have you started learning online?

Does Online Learning Affect Students’ Progress?

A few years ago, it would be impossible to think that even learning would move online. Gone are the days where a teacher stands in front of a classroom and teaches. Would you have thought that you would prefer to meet your teacher virtually to learn Mathematics? We have started to include digital resources and […]

14 May 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

The online experience

What Are the Disadvantages of Learning Online?

The internet is taking over everything. If you have an eye infection, before you even visit the eye specialist for a diagnosis, you can self-diagnose yourself using research from the internet. In the same vein, high school and university students seek solace from the internet when they feel like they are finding it too hard […]

13 May 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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What Are the Advantages of Online Learning?

With Covid-19 putting the whole world in lockdown, families had to resort to getting academic help using unconventional sources and resorting to online platforms for academic lessons. Never before were people accustomed to using a Zoom meeting or the Google Hangout platform to learn an important subject like mathematics. However, Covid-19 made it a necessity […]

12 May 2021 ∙ 7 minutes reading time