Author Archives: GP

Paper 1 YES: SOCIETAL DEVELOPMENTS TODAY HAVE MISTAKENLY PRIVILEGED THE WELL-BEING OF CRIMINALS OVER THEIR VICTIMS, LEADING TO INJUSTICE. 1. In some liberal countries, legislative systems provide excessive chances for convicted criminals to appeal against their sentences, inevitably lengthening the time lapse between crimes and justice, thereby preventing victim closure. 2. The opinions of academics […]

Paper 1 YES: SPEEDING UP THE PACE OF LIFE BRINGS MANY DISADVANTAGES AND PROBLEMS FOR MODERN SOCIETY, MAKING THE ADVANTAGES OF SLOWING DOWN A COMPARATIVELY ATTRACTIVE ONE. 1. In many of our economic activities and work-lives, excessively speeding up the pace of life has resulted in disastrous financial and health consequences, making the act of […]

Paper 1 YES: STUDYING MATHEMATICS PROVIDES IN-DEPTH VIEWS INTO THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE DISCIPLINE AND IS INTELLECTUALLY SATISFYING BUT ULTIMATELY LESS USEFUL TO MOST INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETAL WELL-BEING. 1. In many acclaimed educational systems worldwide, the foundational levels of mathematics contain many topics that may engage youths’ intellectual curiosity but prove less useful if they […]

Paper 1 YES: THE TOURISM SECTOR IN SINGAPORE REMAINS LARGELY COMMERCIALIZED AND SUPERFICIAL, LEAVING MANY TOURISTS WITH A SURFACE RATHER THAN AUTHENTIC PERSPECTIVE OF THE COUNTRY AS SEEN BY SINGAPOREANS. 1. The tourism sector in Singapore is highly commercialized and supported by various industries, such as hotels, food, beverage and retail, which largely direct tourists […]

Paper 1 YES: MANY ASPECTS OF HUMAN INTERACTIONS TODAY DEPEND ON THE ADEQUATE SOURCING, SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION OF OIL, TO THE POINT THAT MINOR DISRUPTIONS AT ANY STAGE PARALYZE OR GREATLY REDUCE OUR CAPACITY TO FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY. 1. Most of our energy supply comes from the use of oil to generate electricity and even the […]

Paper 1 YES: HOSTING MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS IS A HUGE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGE IN ITSELF, FOLLOWED GENERALLY BY HARMFUL AND UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES BOTH FOR THE HOST AND HUMANITY. 1. The financial resources expanded into hosting major sporting events often drain the national budget, leading to constraints on other forms of essential public spending. In some […]

Paper 1 YES: MEDICAL SCIENCE HAS ADVANCED RAPIDLY AND RAISED OUR POSITIVE EXPECTATIONS OF IT TO AN UNSUSTAINABLE POINT. 1. Advances in medical science have provided cures to many diseases and good health is now taken for granted by many individuals, who mistakenly believe that undergoing medication or medical procedures can replace healthy living. 2. […]

Paper 1 YES: THE ARTS PLAY A HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN NURTURING AND ENRICHING SINGAPOREAN SOCIETY. 1. The arts are vital in educating Singaporean youths holistically and an increasing number of educational institutions and programs have allocated significant resources towards promoting the arts in students. 2. Commercialization of the arts has contributed significantly to the […]