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In Praise of Tests: Michael Gove says Tough exams and learning by rote are the keys to success

Education secretary praises traditional exams as he explains the philosophy behind his shakeup of GCSEs and A-levels Peter Walker The Guardian, Wednesday 14 November 2012 Learning facts by rote should be a central part of the school experience, the education … Continue reading

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Why American Students Can’t Write: Response From A Teacher in Chile

Why American Students Can’t Write Source: The Atlantic In “The Writing Revolution,” Peg Tyre traces the problems at one troubled New York high school to a simple fact: The students couldn’t write coherent sentences. In 2009 New Dorp High made … Continue reading

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Cambridge ESOL Exams: PET & FCE Writing

PET is an exam for people who can use everyday written and spoken English at an intermediate level. It covers all four language skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking. Preparing for the exam is a popular way to develop … Continue reading

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