Posted on Jun 22, 2011 under A Math, Attitude, Believe, Certificate, Challenges, Determination, Education, Examination, Inspiration, Math, PMR, Physics, Reflection, SPM, Science, Scoring A, Strategy, Taking action, Tips |
*Important note: Please note that this is a visualisation exercise for current students of visualising yourself getting the results that you want and working towards it.
What do you want to see in your PMR or SPM examination certificate? You may be asking me just what do I mean by asking you that question; it is not as if you can design your own certification. On the contrary, you have as much to say as you want to in your certificate. You can even ‘design’ the grades that you want to see on it; be it an ‘A’ for BM or an ‘A’ for Sejarah or an ‘A’ for Geografi or ‘A’ for both Math and Science. Or simply just straight ‘A’s for all subjects.
Stop reading at this very moment. Take out a piece of A4 size paper and start writing down all the subjects you are required to take for the PMR or SPM examination and create another column besides it and write down all the grades that you want in that column. Let me stress again – write down all the grades that you want to get in your examination. It is normal to doubt if you can really get all the grades that you want but just put it all down anyway. There is another more effective way to do it; find someone who has already gotten his/her PMR or SPM certificate, then make a photocopy of it and then erase the name on it and put down your own name. Then erase all the grades of that person and put down the grades that you want on that certificate.
After you are done, paste this certificate at a place where you can see very often and where your family can see it too so that they can remind you often. Do take this exercise very seriously as the moment you are doing this exercise, your grades are already changing.
Now that you are done with that simple exercise, let us talk about putting that ‘designed’ certification into reality. Putting that grades on your photocopied certificate is a way of wishing or hoping that you will really get all that grades. There is a different between just wishing and hoping for it to happen and working effortlessly towards it. If you are doing the topic of Probability in Form 5 A Math, you would know that the Probability of just wishing for the straight ‘A’s is as good as zero.
However, if you start building foundation to that wish of yours, you have a much higher chance of making it real just as Walt Disney built the foundation to his dream of Disneyland. And what do I mean by building the foundation to your wish? Simply put, I am talking about putting in the extra hard work and taking action in your study, especially in the subjects which you are not doing well now. Put in as much effort, if not more, as you had in your Dota, or Facebook game or anything which you are already doing very well in. When it comes to Mathematics, the hard work or effort is synonymous to practicing; do as much past year questions as you can.
If you are willing to put in this effort, you will surely see a big improvement in your results unless you are using the wrong strategy in solving. Change your strategy and you will be back on track. Wishing and hoping that you will really see all the ‘A’s that you want to in your PMR or SPM certificate in 2011.
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Posted on May 13, 2011 under A Math, Attitude, Challenges in Life, Children, Education, Information, Inspiration, Math, PMR, Physics, Reflection, Science, Scoring A, Study Habit, Wisdom |
With the PMR and SPM coming up in just a few months time, are you all geared up? I believe that most students are still in a very relax mood. There are good and bad in this; the good is they would not get too stress up because of the examination, the bad is they are so relax that they are totally not preparing for it. I think extreme of both cases are not good. I believe that there should be balanced – a time to study hard and a time to play as hard. The key to this balance is knowing how to manage your time.
With proper planning, you can easily breeze through PMR and SPM.
In this coming holiday, Advo will be running a special Power Revision Workshops (PR) for PMR’s Math and Science and for SPM’s A Math and Physics. PR is a 6 days workshop, totaled 48 hours in all. Each session will be from 9.00am – 5.00pm.
The objective of the workshop is to cover all topics for PMR Math and Science from Form 1 to Form 3 and SPM A Math and Physics from Form 4 to Form 5 by June; meaning the students would be readied to take their PMR Math and Science and SPM A Math and Physics examination after the 6 days workshops. One thing which we notice in students today is that they lack practice and practice is key to subjects like Math and Science. With enough practice, I strongly believe that most students will be able to get much better grades if not ‘A.’
Through our coaching experience, most students have the ability to do much well in their study but either they are too lazy to practice or they have been ‘conditioned’ in such a way from school that they are bad in Math and Science. The latter is more detrimental to students as it requires a full shift in perspective.
Thus, after the PR in June, the second objective is to get the students to start practicing past year question papers as well as trial exam papers. Through practicing the papers, they would surely gain a lot more confident and start seeing Math and Science as fun and easy subjects. And most importantly, to see that they are actually good in Math and Science.
In addition to the above, when students have already mastered Math and Science, they can put in more time for their other subjects. With more time on the other subject and making use of the strategies we would be sharing with them in the workshop, I strongly believe that their results will be outstanding!
However, there are limited seats available for the workshop; we are only taking a maximum of 10 students for each subject and there is a strict selection process. We will only choose students who are 100% committed to making a different in their own results because we will be 100% committed to help them achieve the results that they truly deserve!
For an appointment for our evaluation process for your child, you can contact us now at: 016 7739363.
Lets work together to make learning fun and easy for your child!