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Nov 2016

Subject Overview C (e.g. Computer Science)

Essentially, computer science is the study of the principles and use of computers. The subject itself spans theory and practice, and requires thinking in both abstract and concrete terms. The study of computer science relies heavily on the systematic study of the theory of computation and the design of computational systems.  The study of computer science fundamentally aims to design new software, solve computing problems,...

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Nov 2016

Subject Overview B (e.g. Geography)

Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that foremost seeks to understand the Earth and all of its human and natural complexities. The word geography is derived from the ancient Greek word geographia, which literally translates as the “earth description”. In essence, geography is the study of the physical features of the earth and it’s atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by...

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Nov 2016

Subject Overview A (e.g. Economics)

Economics is a form of social science, which uses paradigms to determine production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The word ‘economics’ is derived from ancient Greek word oikos nomos, which translates as ‘rules of the house’. The first documentation of economic writings were written by Mesopotamian, Roman, Greek, Indian, Chinese, Arab, Indian subcontinent, and Persian civilisations. Modern economics depend heavily on a combination of...

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14

Nov 2016

Early Rising

Waking up early may sometimes feel like a chore, but scientific evidence suggests that rising early in the day can benefit one’s life in many ways. Waking up early has been scientifically linked to long life, as well as financial success.  Sleep and the longevity of life have long been synonymous, and recent scientific studies have backed up this theory. According to the University of...

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Nov 2016

Speed Reading

Speed reading is a technique used to improve the ability of reading quickly. The most common methods of speed reading are known as skimming and meta guiding. The technique is usually taught through training programs, including books, software, videos, and seminars. Skim reading is when you take the main ideas from the reading material without reading all of the words. The term skimming comes from...

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