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Monday, February 1, 2010

A WEEK BEFORE ANOTHER EXAM!!

I was watching a movie last night. I told Group 5 this morning about the movie. I won't tell you about it here. Aren't we all tired of examination after examination sometimes? Don't we feel like we are sitting on a conveyor belt waiting to be processed to a product that is sale-able? We seek knowledge or we wait for knowledge to come to us? Why aren't we creating knowledge? Well, you have just finished one examination and for sure you are anxious to know the results because in the end because the numbers matter. What you have learned don't matter much. The numbers are more important. This week is the week when we do practices that we have done our whole life. Grammar, the same grammar items we learned 11 years ago. The same rules.

Talking about rules: Footballers play the game, following the same rules everywhere. There is a universal rule for the game. However, the way they play the game is different, right? The issue here is, do we play the game differently? Have we been learning grammar the same way that our grammar abilities have never improved? I am asking the question because I am concerned about us. What's with 'we' and 'us' you might ask...I am referring to all of us. Including myself. We should not stop learning, and if that same strategy we have been using doesn't seem to help to bring any improvement, maybe it is time to change the way we play the game.

Children of IIUM, especially my writing students, to be good at writing to read more. We can only be better at it if we read more English books, magazines of read online newspapers if buying hard-copy is too much for you. Reading is definitely the right way to have better writing skill.

What do you need to do now???

Think of the possible topic that could be asked in EPT for essay. Share the topic with your friends here in the blog. I hope you will do your best. Take care. Set an appointment if you need my assistance.

Let's take of each other.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

i have no idea what will be the topic 4 EPT but i'm just hoping that it will not about technology again...hopefully the topic is easy to understand..

-aisyah15-

Anonymous said...

aisyah, i agree with you..

syahira jimi
gp 15

Anonymous said...

im hopin ept will be cancelled.

(: hahau**

nanun-g15

Anonymous said...

n where is d assignment dat replace our class fer today?

nanun-g15

Anonymous said...

it's okay for me if the essay is about technology again as we have done lots of essays related to it. i hope it's not about philosophy or psychology....those topics make me feel giddy and dizzy...banging my head.hopefully the topic is about our education system...such as should students be given a chance to choose the subjects they want to study ? or should secondary students graduate from school when they are 16 so, they can enter to university earlier.

fiza g15

Teacher said...

Read carefully! The assignment is here!

Teacher said...

Fiza, true. It would be great if the question is about the education system. Let's say students should be given a chance to choose the subjects they want to study, what would be the points if you agree with the opinion?

Anonymous said...

-older citizens should be sent to the old folk home.
-the period of compulsory retirement should be shortened.
-co-curricular activities build students personality.
-rapid development contributes to the economic growth of a country.

syahira jimi
gp15

Anonymous said...

slm mdm...
these are some points that i will consider if i agree with the opinion

-students will be more interested in their learning

-students will pass the exam with flying colours

-students can achieve their ambitions and goals

-to prevent students from studying the subjects blindly....how sad (T_T)

fiza g15

Teacher said...

fiza, do you think "students will pass the exam with flying colours" can really made a good point?

Please spread the news that the End-of-semester Examination Result is ready to be viewed at English Language Department from now on.

Anonymous said...

answer for madam's question..
i am disagreed with it..because of due to several circumstances:
1. gives difficulty to administration of school or university.
2. causes time management problems to both teacher and student.
3. excludes students from taking harder and very skillful subjects.

syida g15

Anonymous said...

madam,is the result posted at the ELD board??

Teacher said...

Yes... go check now.

Anonymous said...

okay...that point maybe is too direct or general.what i mean with the term 'exam' is not only in writing examination such as in SPM exam...but with the physical and mental challenges too.if their teachers, friends, lectures or people around them asking about the subject, they wont have any problem to answer and explain it.or maybe they can apply the theory that they learn in book in their real life.there is no proud to be science-stream student if you just memorize the textbooks and no passion to learn those subjects.

fiza g15

Teacher said...

"Extra-curricular activities mold students' personalities." Syahira... let's discuss this topic.

Anonymous said...

so far i only got two points.
extra-curricular activities mold students' personalities in terms of
-self-confidence
-leadership

another point is in the progress.. ;)i'm still thinking about it.

syahira jimi

Anonymous said...

madm i want to join ur discussion with syahira..
i have same opinion with her..
1. builds leadership characteristics
2. exposes students with a lot of useful experiences
3. encourages student to have a healthy social life.

syida g15syida

Anonymous said...

madam, here is my another point on the topic of 'extra-curricular activities mold students' personalities'.. ;)

it is agree that extra-curricular activities mold students' personalities.
-it builds self-confidence
-it develops leadership skills
-it encourages spiritual

Anonymous said...

the previous comment was from syahira jimi

Teacher said...

Syahira and Syida, both of you have good points here. If you have the time, google the topic and you might get some supporting details for your points.

Anonymous said...

I want to share a topic,specifically in social theme. Let's discuss about this topic, do curfews keep teens out of trouble.
Personally, curfews do not help to make the teenagers out of trouble because it
~makes the teenagers think negatively towards their parents actions
~causes everything becomes worst
~not the best solution in handling the teenagers

diana sharudin
gp 15

Anonymous said...

i think this topic quite interesting to be discuss here...'should there still be colleges and schools just for men or boy and some just for women or girl'

it can be elaborated due to:
- social relationship between boys and girls
- pros and contras about the thinking of different genders
- easy to face the problem together

zaimislawayu
gp 15

Anonymous said...

diana, are you trying to make the topic more specific? i mean, are you only focusing on curfew made by the parents?

syahira jimi

Anonymous said...

ayu, such an interesting topic! ;)

i also disagree with the topic but i'm still searching for the points. ;)

syahira

Teacher said...

Keep on using this blog to discuss with each others. Diana, Syahira needs an answer for her question.

syida g15 said...

i have an idea..how about it is 1malaysia concept will successful?? do you agree?? this regarding to our current issue..

Teacher said...

1 Malaysia concept? Hmm... I have no idea what that concept really is... Can somebody explain that one to me?

syida g15 said...

madam as our PM declaration he said about every citizen must have a same right though we are live in multicultural, ethnics and religions. so probably it will be successful in terms of role of government,supportability of Malaysian. i have only 2 ideas..huhu

Anonymous said...

salam mdm...wht would be the theme for writing q?
edu/ current issues/ tech/ family?
just asking...heeee...maybe: living in a small family is better that living in a big family


rafiqree g15