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Choose your friends carefully

I'm writing in response to the letter 'Mingle and look for suitable friends' (Young Post, August 21). Writer Chan Shun-wa refers to a saying that goes: 'Youth is a blunder, adulthood a struggle, old age a regret'.

Saturday, 8 September, 2007, 12:00am

Time management is the key to success

Students don't always manage their time well. At the weekend, most of them spend their time with friends, play computer games or sleep.

Most only start worrying about their homework on Sunday, and then start regretting the time they wasted the day before.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Stay focused

We live in a world full of distractions. Television used to be a student's No. 1 enemy. But the world is now driven by information technology and temptation comes in many forms - and much of it through your computer.

Students are easily tempted to surf the Net, chat on MSN or play computer games when they should be doing their homework.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Shock! Horror! Chinese tabloid reporter does her homework!

One of the best pieces of investigative journalism done by the Chinese tabloids lately is discovering that model Lisa Selesner (below) used to date actor Adrian Brody, before he became famous and before his Oscar.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

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Everyone benefits from ecotourism

Ecotourism is good for our visitors - and good for Hong Kong.

Firstly, the tourists can get in touch with nature. There are many beautiful places in Hong Kong to enjoy, from mountains and beaches to countryside and wetlands. These places are full of butterflies, dragonflies and other wonderful insects.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Find out about teens in other countries

I think students in this city are very different to those in other countries. Let me tell you about their behaviour.

I have noticed that Hong Kong students misbehave more when they get to secondary school. They also swear a lot, but this is a common trend among teenagers in Hong Kong.

25 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


What do you think of the new grading system for the Certificate of Education Examination?

I read with interest the public reaction to the new grading scheme adopted in the current Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination for the English language.

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

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Cost of ignoring timely advice

One night I worked until 2am in order to finish my homework for the next day.

My parents kept telling me to switch off the computer and go to sleep.

But I was so caught up with the work that I ignored them.

It did not occur to me that my parents were worried about me not getting enough sleep.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Finally, a true gauge of language skills

Students who have completed five years of secondary education will know today how well they performed in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination. As they get their result slips this morning, the media will turn the spotlights on the top scholars who have scored straight As.

8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Cheats always lose out in the end

I strongly disapprove of some students paying other people to do their work. While others do their work for them, these lazy students play online games or listen to music.

Don't these students realise how lucky they are to have the opportunity to study in a nice, comfortable classroom, without great cost to their parents?

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Report card

The pass rate of Hong Kong students sitting A-level English has dropped to the lowest level in 12 years. What do you think can be done in our schools to reverse this decline in English standards? Write to us.

2 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

A-level English pass rate at a 12-year low

Exam results decline continues

The pass rate of Hong Kong students sitting the A-level English exam has dropped to the lowest level in 12 years, figures revealed yesterday.

This year's pass rate was 4.3 percentage points below that of 1996 and 0.6 percentage points down from last year.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

US does less with more in numbers game

The numbers just aren't adding up for maths and science education in the United States. Despite increased funding for education over the past two decades, US school students lag behind their counterparts across the Pacific in both maths and science performance, according to an Asia Society study.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Rewards for good grades get a mixed reception

New York

Think about this: if little Johnny can make some money for himself and his family by attending school and achieving good exam results, will he love his textbooks as much as his Xbox? Or will he one day shout 'show me the money' to his teachers, the way Tom Cruise did in the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire?

19 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Q & A

I am a parent of a child in Primary Three. I am concerned about the amount of homework my child is receiving. My child is frequently up until after 11pm completing her homework. I think this is too late for a child of such a young age. She is tired in the morning when she gets up. What can I do to get the school to understand the problem?

16 Jun 2007 - 12:00am