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Letters 31 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Writing naturally from reading

From JUST ANOTHER READER, Penang.

Letters 27 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Mastering writing skills

From Dr M.A. NAIR, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Bandar Muadzam Shah, Pahang

Community 27 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

A test of essay writing skills

Secondary school students from Negri Sembilan and Malacca took part in an essay writing competition at TAFE College here last Saturday.

Nation 17 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

40,515 in MUET Band Three or higher

A total of 40,515 or 45.12% of all candidates achieved Band Three or higher in the mid-year Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

Lifestyle 12 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

New edition with new additions

This new - and second - edition of the I>Macmillan English Dictionary/I(MED) continues to build on its successful formula of innovative features and user-friendliness that has won it several prestigious awards, including the ESU English Language Book Award (2002) and the British Council's ELT Innovation Award (2004).

Community 07 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Kindy kids show their writing skills

The Malim branch of United Overseas Bank (M) Bhd together with Tadika Malim jointly organised a colouring and Chinese writing contest at the kindergarten's premises in Malacca recently. About 80 children aged between four and six participated and the winners received trophies.

Lifestyle 28 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Up close with Joey

Music albums fresh on the racks this week include Joey Yung's I>Close Up/Iand Vanness Wu's I>V.DUBB/I>.

Lifestyle 28 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Time your writing went on a diet?

I RECEIVED a request for help and it went a little like this ... 'Can you help me improve my writing skills? My writing is too direct. I would like to write in a way where I use words that impress people.'

Lifestyle 24 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Eyes wide open

It's never too late, or too early, to write that novel! I>StarMag/I>'s fifth I>Reads Monthly/Imini pullout offers sage advice from authors from both ends of the age spectrum on gaining experience and putting talent to good use.

Community 20 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

What it takes to be a journalist

OVER the recent weekend, I asked a smiling intern attached to a newspaper agency, 'Why do you want to be a journalist?'