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The Art of Studying (And How the Smartest Students Do It)

Consider the fact that the end-of-year examinations are approaching and that if you haven’t started revising for examinations, it’s about time you got started. As chronic procrastinators often tell themselves: better late than never. Furthermore, do consider the fact that, with ever-increasing demands on our time, and with our second

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Knowledge & Power

How Does An Asian International Student Get Into Harvard, Yale or Princeton (HYP)?

Mention the Ivy League in any part of the world and almost anybody will know what you are talking about: those hallowed institutions in the Northeast of the US that ostensibly produce the next generation of global talent. (Oxbridge and the rest of the Russell Group in the UK, of

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Announcements

June Holiday Programmes

This June, we invite your child to participate in a transformative experience. It is with immense pleasure that we at Academia announce our classic holiday programmes for aspirational students with their sights set on becoming global citizens. Your personal identity is bound up in the character-defining schools you attend and

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Personal Branding & Well-Being

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Myself

In summer, the weather in Princeton is far more oppressive than ostensibly tropical Singapore. The neo-Gothic architecture does not necessarily lend itself to air-conditioning, so the dorms turn into ornate stone ovens. This also explains why the verdant lawns are a sea of polychromatic Ralph Lauren sundresses, polo shirts and

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Announcements

March Holiday Programmes

The most sophisticated March holiday English programmes. Designed with a difference. Our workshops combine essential writing practice, literary techniques, and personal feedback that channels expertise into your child's own learning process. All these elements come together to add that undefinable and intangible quality to your child’s personal portfolio - a

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A 360° Learning Experience

5 Things You Must Know For The General Paper Essay

Writing a great essay is absolutely essential to General Paper. However, it’s not as easy as it seems – many students get it wrong at the very start, and have already doomed themselves to a mediocre grade even before they have written their first word. Don’t be one of those

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Knowledge & Power

I Grew Up Gifted. It Was Terrifying.

Imagine that, one day, you awoke to find yourself transformed into a seven-year-old child. Yes, an adult, cognitively speaking, trapped in a child’s body. How terrible, how incomprehensibly terrifying, would it be? I am perfectly aware that in Singapore, people love to talk about giftedness all the time. The power

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Announcements

2017 Annual Report

CONTEXT This year, Academia took in a large number of new students in the first quarter of the year, representing almost 30% of our total student population at its peak. Many of these students came to us because they were performing weakly and/or dissatisfied with their results after being at

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A 360° Learning Experience

Musings of an Ex-Vice-Principal: Learning About Learning

I had a whale of a time discussing Comprehension and Composition strategies with our valued clients, as well as visitors, at my last Parents' Workshop. No gimmicks, no grandiose claims: just a talk to share my insights on the English syllabus. It's our way of sharing knowledge with parents and creating

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General Paper by Dr Neil Coomber x Academia

Real notes and essay plans, created by experts. Real writing, done in class, with detailed feedback and analysis. Real insights on what the Cambridge examiners are looking for. This is how we think it should be done. Introducing General Paper by Dr Neil Coomber x Academia. The most rigorous and

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A 360° Learning Experience

Video: 10 Tips for SA2

It's that time of the year again and we're burning the midnight oil, too! Sherman and Johann discuss 10 tips that we want our students to remember for SA2. (So that we can nag them even when they're not at the centre.) Happy studying and keep your spirits up!

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