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Self Study -- Techniques, Pros and Cons

Self Study -- Techniques, Pros and Cons Part-II: The Actual Preparation Start from the first day ‘First impression is the last impression’. You are not going to put any impression on anyone else but on yourself, your mind and your own habits are going to depend upon these. As mentioned before, start practicing two or three days before your schedule and on the first day, gather all your energies and make it fully productive. Follow your schedule fully the first day. Be very strict. You must not think ‘it’s just the start, I’ll be more punctual time by time’ No! this way you’ll only get lazier time by time.      Sticky notes To keep important things in your mind forever, make small cards or notes and stick them on a wall just besides your study table/area. A much better option is to get a softboard and stick your important things on the board.
You can write formulae you study or some equations and stick them in front of you. This way, things will be memorized forever due to repetitive r…

Self Study--Techniques, Pros and Cons

Self Study--Techniques, Pros and ConsPart I - The Mental Preparation

Self-study is not as easy and enjoyable as it sounds.  Undoubtedly, it's a step towards your independence, it's a step towards responsibility as well.  If you aren't bound to a teacher or institution, you are bound to be your own teacher here.  You will be the one solely responsible if you fail.  There can be no 'our teacher didn't explain this' or 'my school doesn't hire good teachers' thing.  It's all upon your own shoulders.  Before starting, you need to mentally prepare yourself for what's coming ahead.  You can't simply just start and hope that it'll lead you somewhere.
Mental Preparation:    Your Reasons Ask yourself the following questions: Why are you doing this? What do you want to achieve? Is it important for you? How much? Is it because you need to study some extra stuff in addition to what you are being taught in class? Is it because you need to cover up yo…

How to prepare O Level Urdu/English Second Language?

How to prepare O Level Urdu/English Second Language?
The technique to tackle a language subject is quite different from any other subject you are going to take at your Ordinary Level.  Language is not about syllabus material or memory-learning of some facts that you can learn at your fingertips and jot down in your exam.  Rather, a language requires real skills developed throughout your course of 2/3 years.  It’s something which can’t be learned overnight, so if you are a month or a half away from your exam, and are very weak at your language subject, there may be very thin chances of you passing your subject with a good grade.  Unfortunately, there exist no hacks or shortcuts towards your dream result, when it comes to language.  Though if you have no problem in the basic reading and writing skills, then one month or so is absolutely more than enough to polish your skills.  But it’s no time to take a fresh new start.  I myself as a student of Ordinary Level have scored A*s in both …

What is equivalence and how is it calculated?

Equivalence What is the equivalence? Everyone who has taken CIE or Edexcel or any other foreign board exam in a country like Pakistan or India know that there are no marks in this international system, rather only grades.  While the Pakistani education system is based on Matric and FSc scores; matric scores are numerical values, calculated out of 900, and FSc scores are numerical values calculated out of 1100, over here there are no grades.  But all undergraduate/bachelor programs in most colleges and universities require, in one way or another, a conversion of your O/A Level grades into these numbers. So how are your grades from the British educational system translated into Matric/FSc marks?  The answer is simple: equivalence. After you complete your A Level, you will be going to the IBCC (Inter Board Committee of Chairmen) board office for having equivalence certificate made, which is basically the conversion of your grades to marks of Matric and FSc, so your results can be assess…