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The Rationale Thinking Learning Centre currently offers 'A' Level General Paper tuition, IP Year 3 and 4 English tuition and Upper Secondary English tuition. Find out more about each tuition track under Our Programmes tab.

Many students in Singapore struggle with mastering the Language subjects. The English language is arguably the most important subject in Singapore as it is the most common medium of communication. Furthermore, the daily use of Singapore Colloquial English (Singlish) is exacerbating the problem further. A strong foundation in the English language is vital to acing other subjects such as General Paper, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, etc. and ultimately getting placements in Ivy League Universities. At The Rationale Thinking, we specialise in coaching our students in the English Language and General Paper. Our specially curated curriculum aims to break down the complexity of mastering the English language and General Paper to give our students the confidence to attain their Distinctions.

We pride ourselves in not just enabling our students to score Distinctions for their 'O' Level English Examinations and 'A' Level General Paper. We also believe in moulding the next generation to become Global Thinkers. With our carefully curated inhouse notes, we train and impart our students with skills and knowledge that are not taught in school. Not forgetting to build up a good character to prepare them for their future careers in the world’s leading industries.

All of our tuition classes offered are group tuition. We believe in the cross-fertilisation of ideas while studying for your English Language and General Paper. Unlike Science and Mathematics, the English language and General Paper requires more than just rote learning of formulas. As a group, our students are exposed to varies ideas and opinions. This will ultimately aid them in their 'A' Level General Paper and 'O' Level English examination. Our class sizes are also well controlled to ensure that no student is left out and will leave each class every week with new knowledge.

Mr Edwin Wong coaches his students for both the English tuition and General Paper tuition programmes. He is a well sought-after English language specialist, revolutionary thinker and transformational Teacher. He has helped many students achieve Distinctions in their 'O' Level English Examinations and their 'A' Level General Paper. Many of his students have went on to secure placements in competitive academic courses in local universities or obtained Public Service Commission (Overseas Scholarship) with Ivy-League Universities.

Before revising intensively for my forthcoming mid-year examination, I procrastinated by taking a test which offered to diagnose procrastination habits specific to myself. The remaining time after having completed the test was charged with a perceptible awareness of the clock ticking down towards the deadline I had set; perhaps it was for this burst of urgency which galvanised me towards—albeit frenetic—productivity for which I could empathise why some might even vouch for the value of delaying tending to what we know is pivotal until the last minute. I do however, find my opinions to align mostly with the numerous studies and surveys on the subject, all unanimous in expressing procrastination to be something less than desirable.

 

Procrastination seems to be a primeval characteristic intrinsic to humanity. In his book The Thief of Time, James Surowiecki writes how as early as 1400 BC, the message ‘Friend, stop putting off work and allow us to go home in good time’ was read in multiple hieroglyphs, sculpted in relief. Six hundred years later, in 800 B.C., the early Greek poet Hesiod voiced a similar sentiment, warning us not to “put your work off till tomorrow and the day after, for a sluggish worker does not fill his barn, nor one who puts off his work.” In 44 B.C., Cicero deemed “slowness and procrastination” always “hateful.”

 

Procrastination runs rife through the fabric of the 21st century. In the survey called Patterns of Academic Procrastination, published on 2000 in the Journal of College Reading and Learning, only one percent of college students claimed to have never procrastinated at all. Philosophers and Psychologists alike concur that the prevalence procrastination bespeaks for its true insidious nature. Philosophy Professor, Chrisoula Andreou in an interview with Journalist Ian Crouch posits procrastination to be the product of choices that seem individually negligible, aiding its conquest in ensconcing itself in everyday life by masquerading as something less resolute/ dramatic than other acts of senseless self-destruction. Andreou cautions that the amassing of such negligence can lead to tangible devastating effects. An example of such in shown in a study done by Caroline P. D’Abate published in 2007, Engaging in personal business on the job: Extending the presenteeism construct. The study shows the average employee spending about an hour and twenty minutes each day putting off work; that time, in turn translates to an annual loss of nine thousand dollars per worker. In her article Getting Over Procrastination, published in July 22, 2014, Maria Konnikova writes that about ninety-five per cent of people who procrastinate wish they could reduce that tendency.

 

How then can we attempt to best what has stubbornly clung to humanity’s lineage? Piers Steel, a Psychologist at the University of Calgary, in his interview with Maria Konnikova, suggests that a shift in our definition of procrastination might be helpful—not as a lack of intention to work, rather as the difficulty of following through on that intention. With this new definition in mind, Steel suggests breaking down large life goals into a procession of specific short terms goals that scaffold into the next. NYU pyschologists Oettingen and Gollwitzer suggest restricting one’s life so that its distractions are minimised. Philosopher Mark D. White adds to the repository/ archive by stating there is no one-size-fits-all solution, pointing to how one’s struggle with procrastination often emanates from the personal and is therefore idiosyncratic. He stresses that individual awareness and initiative is essential if one is to triumph against his own demon. 

 

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If not for the last minute, things would never get done. How far would you agree that can be a good thing?

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