OwlCove

Hey all. Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve been back here and somehow or other I’ve just finished my second-last year in University.

So some great folks managed to get in touch with me on Facebook (isn’t the internet wonderful) and long story short, they’re working on a collaborative note-sharing platform. I don’t update this site anymore, hell, I’m not sure if I can recall half the things I’ve posted in my notes here, but you can head over to OwlCove if you want to grab more notes on a whole lot of subjects (plus, some of the stuff I have here have been ported over there too), as well as share your own notes among other stuff.

I wrote this in 2007, and it looks like we’re already headed somewhere.

Head over to OwlCove and show some love for them on Facebook too.

(Full disclosure: I’m not affiliated to the team, but I’ve taken a look at the site in the earlier days and granted permission for the use and distribution of my material on the site.)

May 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

erpz.net

Hi all, it’s been ages hasn’t it? I’d like to direct y’all to a page by another guy from my batch that has way more tenacity than me in doing things like this, click your way over to Kevin’s page at erpz.net for resources similar to the ones you see here and then some. Then some being  the helpful analyses (and nicely digestible ones, no less) on the social sciences and current events. I’m pretty sure you’ll find the place useful.

November 29, 2009 at 11:14 pm Leave a comment

A Few Months On

Has it been six months since the last update? Evidently so. I’m sorry for the lack of responses, be it to emails or comments here – I cannot lie, I haven’t been busy, but I haven’t really been bothered to login and update here. But I herald my brief return with the two updates you see below. Just one thing: I’ve moved all the notes so that they’re hosted on WP now, for your (but mainly my) convenience. In case I linked anything wrongly, drop me a note in the comments, thanks.

Two FAQs below:

1. Can you upload history/literature/physics/etc. notes?
I really wish I could, honest. But unfortunately these aren’t subjects that I took during As and as such I’m not really the best person to come up with notes on any of these subjects. But you know what? You could play a part, upload your notes and drop me a link, and I’ll gladly link your notes from my site. After all, all those biology notes on this site didn’t come from two years of not taking biology.

2. I’ve noticed that your notes are missing sections on _____. Can you append them or upload new notes?
I’d hate to tell you this, but I’ve graduated a good one-and-a-half years and unfortunately, I really am not in the position make amendments/additions to the repository I have here. However, all these notes are licensed under a Creative Commons remix license, which basically means you can take them and do whatever you want with them – yes guys, I’m telling you to edit them or make suggestions to improve them. (More info on the About page.)

August 5, 2009 at 9:41 pm Leave a comment

Writing Resources

Smashing Magazine has a fantastic article up, 50 Free Resources That Will Improve Your Writing Skills, the title of which pretty much speaks for itself. Grammar got you confused? Need to know how to style your essays? Or perhaps want to learn how to write a fantastic copy? I’m pretty sure you’ll find something of use in Smashing’s extensive compilation.

August 5, 2009 at 8:43 pm Leave a comment

Book Boon: Out of syllabus, but still pretty awesome

Book Boon is a site with free downloadable textbooks about subjects ranging far and wide, from statistics to mechanical engineering to microeconomics. Right now I’m looking at the 109-page environmental pollution textbook, and can say that I’m suitably impressed. It is comprehensive, perhaps a little bit too, but can I fault them? Most of the contents are quite definitely out of your A-Level syllabus, but if you’re up for a little further (and I actually mean much further) reading, this site might just be for you.

Thanks Antonia for the tip.

August 5, 2009 at 8:35 pm 1 comment

Caught In Geog

Caught in Geog is a pretty comprehensive for your H1/H2 Geography needs. Summaries, essay outlines, case studies etc. for your perusal. Kudos to Stacy for setting this up, and for sharing your work!

February 1, 2009 at 12:21 am Leave a comment

IHT/Oxford Analytica

Hm. This probably comes a bit late, but let’s stick to the old adage that it’s better late than never. (Actually, “last ditch” comes to mind.) If you’ve never really bothered to read the news, this IHT/Oxford Analytica collaboration would probably be a little more than useful to you. If you need a quick brief on what’s been going on, or (more probably) are severely desperate, these digestible and page-long analyses should be of some help. Sure there are lots of articles to read, but search enough and you’ll find the gems among them.

Just a quick look at the links down on the first page:
INTERNATIONAL: Global financial regulation is illusory
LATIN AMERICA: FTAs generate long-term benefits
INTERNATIONAL: Financial crisis goes global

And what to expect, taken from the article about FTAs:

A parallel argument suggests that the main benefits of FTAs in developing countries lie in their long-term qualitative effects, rather than short-term quantitative gains:

• Institutional and policy stability. FTAs, particularly with industrialized countries, and their prospective benefits provide a framework that helps to lock in pro-market structural reforms and, particularly, macroeconomic discipline.

• Environmental, phytosanitary and labor standards. FTA disciplines in these areas — although risking their use as non-tariff barriers — serve as an incentive for improvements that benefit local quality of life as well as long-term growth.

Thanks Yee Sian for dropping me this link on MSN just a few minutes earlier.

November 2, 2008 at 3:04 pm 42 comments

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