Wednesday, March 30, 2011

8 Biggest Myths about EXAMINATIONS!!

Exams come again, as usual, at the end of the semester, to judge our academic performance for the semester. So Sciencess would like to wish all students of Kulliyyah of Science.. ALL THE BEST!! Here, we would share 8 biggest myths about exams, as mentioned by Mark Patterson, in his Secret of LazySmart Students. Why do examinations cause so much anxiety even to those who have already studied thoroughly? Many of our fears are based on wrong beliefs about tests in general, and these myths unfortunately prevent us from faring well. Be aware of the following myths about exams and see if you agree:

1) If you fail, you have wasted your time.

Nothing is wasted if you've tried your best. Many exams are graded subjectively and there's no reason for you to punish yourself over it. Besides, you have retained valuable information while studying and you can always take the exams again, that time with more knowledge on what will be taken up.

2) The exam could out you as a phony, exposing gaps in your education.
Are examiners going to pick your answers apart? Most likely not; in fact, they understand the pressures that an exam-taker goes through and usually go out of their way to deliberately seek out what's good in the answer you have given. The more important thing to keep in mind is that the person checking your paper would be pleased with a show of effort, so even if you don't know the proper procedure, try your best to put together all the principles you've learned and come up with an educated guess and an evident effort to attempt a solution.

3) You should have studied everything.

At the late revision stages, there's no use worrying about what you weren't able to cover. By then it would be too late to cram too much stuff in your head. However, with the remaining time that you have, choose the material for last-minute revision wisely. First, don't bother reading on the subject matter that hasn't been taken up – that won't be included. Second, brush up on the things that are more likely to come up on the exam. How would you know what these are? Here are some clues:

a. Try to recall subject matter which your professor has mentioned more than once.

b. Read about topics he has assigned as homework.

c. Take note of items he has written on the blackboard, such as terms, names, formulae, or dates. If they were written down, they're likely to be included. d. If your teacher tells you that a particular topic will be included in the exam, there's a 99% chance that it will.

4) If you haven't understood what you have read, there's no use taking the exam.

University is so much different than high school in that there's a large volume of information you have to learn about in so little time. Because of this, it's highly unlikely that you would be able to comprehend each topic fully. When examination time comes around, it's only normal that there is a huge percentage of information that you don't really understand. What's important is for you to ask your teacher or classmates for clarification if you still have the time. If not, take the exam anyway – half your classmates probably don't know it all, either - just remember to have the subject matter explained to you after the exam so it will add to your stock knowledge.

5) The exam questions are not easily understandable.

Test designers don't want to make it difficult; they just want to make it difficult for cheaters. Expect some degree of difficulty as it's not an IQ test or a test of general knowledge but of the course that you're taking up.

6) Exams are for people with good memories.

Very few teachers these days give exams based on your having to enumerate several items or memorize a list of terms. They are now more concerned with testing your comprehension skills – how well you analyze a topic, how you compare and contrast, how you relate an item to the general lesson.

7) Exams are just for people who work extremely fast.

There are time limits in examinations because these are based on topics that have already been taken up; it's not as if you're about to solve a Math problem whose solution method you'll be seeing for the first time. If there's anything new in an exam, it's only the manner of presentation: same principles, different data.

8) Calculations are either right or wrong.

As was mentioned earlier, credit is almost always given for effort. Even if you don't get the final answer right, you'll still be credited for attempting a solution. Who knows, you might even find a correct solution that has never been tried before! Mark is the author of the most comprehensive and straightforward exam success guide.

Apart from that, please be informed for those who no longer need their text and reference books, and wish to pass the books to the juniors and the next generations, you can simply contact our committee, as follow:
All the best in your examinations, pray a lot, He will help us. Bubbye =)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sciencess Family Day '11 : A Short Report

Yesterday, 19th March 2011 was truly a pleasurable and satisfactory time. About 150 students of Kulliyyah of Science gathered at the IIUM field, spent their leisure time together for the precious annual Sciencess Family Day. This event was brought by the Sports and Recreation Bureau of Sciencess with a firm goal which is to strengthen brotherhood or the ukhuwwah among students. It was officiated by the Deputy Dean of Academic, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tengku Haziyamin in a very simple opening ceremony, yet significant and expressive. Through this event, we learned that it is not flesh and blood, but heart that makes us a family.

There were four houses; Coral, Chartreuse, Dodge Blue and Magenta led by Bro. Azri Jalil, Bro. Alias Rahman, Bro. Redhuan, and Bro. Ahmad respectively. All students have shown great fighting spirits throughout all the games and telematches arranged. It was the thrill of the fight that brought loud cheering and noises at the field for the whole 6 hours of the event. Undeniably, sometimes, situations became very uncontrollable, where the rules of the games were broken and the committee’s decisions were being argued. However, those are the things that bind us together and make us smile today. So, I consider those things as small matters because at the end of the day, a loving family should find everything forgivable, isn’t it?

After combining the marks collected by brothers and sisters for each house, the results for games and telematches are as follow:

Galah Panjang:
1st prize: Magenta
2nd prize: Dodge Blue

Baling Selipar:
1st prize: Dodge Blue
2nd prize: Chartreuse

1st prize: Coral
2nd prize: Magenta

1st prize: Dodge Blue
2nd prize: Magenta

1st prize: Dodge Blue
2nd prize: Coral

The Da Vinci Code:
1st prize: Coral
2nd prize: Dodge Blue

Love Relay:
1st prize: Dodge Blue
2nd prize: Chartreuse

Balloon War: (Individual winners)
4 people from Magenta
3 people from Dodge Blue

The best participant for each house:
Coral: Bro. Hafizul Fazly
Chartreuse: Bro. Adhamerudin
Dodge Blue: Sis. Amalina
Magenta: Bro. Ahmad bin Zhari

Khemah Decorations:
1st prize: Dodge Blue (120marks)
2nd prize: Magenta (113marks)
3rd prize: Coral (107marks)
4th prize: Chartreuse (106marks)

Whole marks collected:
Dodge Blue: 3800
Coral: 3500
Magenta: 3200
Chartreuse: 2700

With 3800 marks collected, Dodge Blue has finally been recognized as the Champion of The Year. Congratulations to Dodge Blue for being able to “dodge” from the last place in last year’s family day to the first place this year. The prizes were given away by Bro. Shafiq Abu Hassan – SRC constituent for KOS, Sis. Siti Najihah Yahya – Exco for Sports and Recreation Bureau of SCIENCESS, Sis. Nurul Damia – Vice President of SCIENCESS, and Bro. Ahmad Badruddin Othman – President of SCIENCESS delightfully. Congratulations also to students of other houses. Don’t be frustrated, it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the games. Kudos and praises to all the organizing committees headed by Bro. Abdul Ghafar Abdul Razak for their efforts in making this event a great success. Alhamdulillah, the ultimate gratitude dedicated to Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth.

May this event be among the most beautiful memories to all of us. Last but not least, may Allah bless us all, see you in SCIENCESS Family Day 2012. Check out some highlights of the event:

*Credits for Bro. Uzairi for the pictures*

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Let's cherish our weekend by joining Sciencess Family Day!

There are many games and prizes available 


DATE: 19/3/2011


Lunch are provided

All Sciencess's community are kindly invited

Friday, March 11, 2011

Increase your awareness!



DATE : 14 MARCH 2011

TIME : 8.30 PM


Increase your awareness! Let's come and get to know why you have to be the voters.

1 vote, 1 obligatory....Our country, our responsibility!