Monday, February 28, 2011


Prepared by : Sharlini Speri

Assalammualaikum and a very good morning to all supervisors and fellow friends. Today I would like to share about something that I think it can give a benefit to us. First of all I would like everyone here to think back what is actually had happen in your life before. Of course there are various memories that come to your mind right know either sweet or bad memory and this condition shows that everyone is not perfect.. So I would like to say here, in my opinion we cannot really run from the memory. Because it is just like a picture that shows our own identity. Bad or sweet it is we cannot change because it is already happen. What I would like to say here don’t waste the memories or experience…. We must use it as the spirit and lesson. So in order to go for the future we must do the best for the current condition which is know. It is because what will happen after this will be the memories that like I said before will be either for spirit or lesson. And of course all of you want the best among the best right. Why do I say so? Because here, all of you are people that will change the future. Our Malaysia….We need to do the best for it. Yes…… of course there are no people can do the perfect thing but in this condition, as a student of town planning we can built a spirit in our self to be the best right…..what i would like to talk about here is APPRECIATE THE MOMENTS.
I choose this topic to share today because I think as a student we are really need to understand how precious is the moment. Here it is include many things which involve the life, relationship and many more. In a simple world everything that are related to the moment is the process. It is all depends on how we manage it and how far it can work. The aim which refer to the future is not the important thing..Use the moment as the best way. Appreciate the process which will be end. Here I was pick one of the quotes by Abraham L. Feinberg:
“Try to want what you have, instead of spending your strength trying to get what you want."
Abraham L. Feinberg
This quotes is explains about how precious the thing that we already have. And it is need to be appreciated because it is the spirit to get what we wanted to have next. This precious thing that we have is refer to the moment. We are always have a moment right. So appreciate it. As an example in our own life. Every moment in our life is consider as the process for the future. The end is everyone will be in the same fate which is die…So don’t waste the moment use it as much as possible to feel the experience. It doesn’t matter either it is good or bad. Don’t care about the future. What will happen?What will we become? is not promise anything…it is not really happen exactly like we want. Only the process will give the lesson and spirit to us. It is also consider as the way for us to walk in our life.
Hence now I would like to conclude that future will never promise anything to us. Just forget about it.
Then the experience will be never happen again. Forget it but don’t waste it. Use it as the spirit and lesson.
Lastly moment is what happen to us right know. Don’t waste it and appreciate it as the most precious thing that happen in our life. No one can change us. It is all depends on our self.
Whatever the moment, you're in it.
Appreciating the moment begins with appreciating yourself.
And appreciating yourself begins with your own breathing.
We do know how to appreciate the moment,but we're less skilled at choosing to do so

Prepared by : Sharlini Speri

Friday, February 18, 2011


30s Tips To Get Good Grades

1. Always do extra credit. It can save your grade if you fall short on homework or tests, and even if you did well it will help your GPA later on.
2. If you are not happy with your grade, ask the teacher what you can do to make it better.

3. Ask the teacher if you can sit somewhere else if you are having a hard time paying attention in class.
4. Ask lots of questions in class! This will clear up anything you're unsure on and possibly give you new information to spice up a paper, and participating actively in class can actually raise your grade!

5. In math if you see a problem you don't know how to do, or didn't understand, write it down and look it up when you get home. When the test comes around those problems will be very useful.
6. Organize your work area. Make sure everything is neat and you can find it easily. As any college student will tell you, working in an untidy environment will only lead to distraction. Make sure you have all of the supplies you need for class.
7. Don't be ashamed of being smart or needing a tutor. Tons of smart kids get picked on, but being smart always pays off in the end. Also, don't be afraid to get a tutor because it doesn't mean you aren't smart. It just means you need a little help and that you are learning at a right pace for you, which is perfectly okay. Some teachers will even recommend tutors and add to your grade for getting tutoring: if they do this, be sure to get the tutoring! A couple extra points to your grade can never hurt.
8. It's not about how long you study, its about how well you study. Skimming a book for five hours doesn't help as much as reading your notes and the book for two hours.
9. Stay focused on the goal.
10. When taking tests, you have to relax. Easier said than done? Remember - you have all of the answers in your head already! The only challenge is getting them out! Your first instinct is nearly always correct. Don't go back and change answers. If you are really not sure, skip it and come back later.
11. If you're uncertain about the wording of a test question, go and ask the teacher what they mean! As long as you don't flat out ask for the answer to a question, just what they meant by the question, they will usually answer.
12. Use your time wisely. If you are given an hour to complete a 120 question test, that's 30 seconds per question. 30 seconds can be made into a lot of time. Many of the questions will take far less than 30 seconds, so apply the balance to a tougher question. Don't think too deeply on the time, and don't let yourself get distracted by the ticking of the clock.
13. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask the teacher! You have the right to learn. Plus, they'll be happy to help you. Also remember that you're smart if you ask questions.
14. Do not procrastinate. Don't do a project the night before or on the morning of. If it seems like a huge project, then break it into little steps and do a couple per day. Or, find a partner to work with, if your teacher allows it, and split the work between you two.
15. Don't cram right before a test. Study well in advance. This will allow you the luxury of breaks between study sessions and to study with friends once in awhile.
16. Study with a friend as much as possible. Plan a weekend study session, or weekday sessions and help each other. This tends to work best when you are in the same class and not just with the same teacher - one class can be further ahead than the other.
17. Look to the future, and make sure you see what the benefits of actually studying are.
18. Sometimes it helps if you reward yourself. if you've gotten good grades, take a day off of studying. Just don't slacken too much.
19. Having small goals also helps. Your goals should climb to improvement: a C+ to a B-, a B- to a B+, a B+ to an A-, and finally an A. Aiming for an A right away leaves you feeling unrewarded and makes your goal seem unreachable.
20. Read from the text book (if you have one). There are sometimes things in there that the teacher didn't mention or you didn't hear.
21. Always follow instructions on assignments, tests, math problems, etc.! It may not seem necessary sometimes, but reading the instructions beforehand is crucial.
22. Set a study schedule. May seem overrated but it actually works. Give yourself 15-20 minutes to wind if you feel stressed from school, unless you can stay in *school mode* right after you get home. Do not save your homework for 9 p.m.
23. Remove all distractions. Although it may be okay to listen to music or leave the TV on while doing simple work, it is best to be in a quiet environment, preferably alone. Make sure you have plenty of space and good lighting.
24. For new college students coming out of high school, it helps to not become overwhelmed. The work is not any more difficult, there's just more of it. Break large assignments down into sub components, divide and conquer.
25. Keep a small notepad or even loose paper will do. Write down any and all assignments, due dates, and have a check box next to each one. If it helps, break things down into as many smaller components as possible. Instead of taking on large tasks, the more things you can accomplish and check off, the more refreshed you will be and you will maintain a better outlook toward the assignments.
26. Study for one subject at a time, you'll get better grades that way. It's better to make sure you know one subject really well and then move onto the next when you study, than go into an exam with a basic knowledge of all of your subjects.
27. Rely on good sources. Wikipedia works well a majority of the time despite some of the flack it receives. A bad source might give you inappropriate information and the information might be wrong.
28. Study even if you do not have a test until a week or so, if you study a night before you will be nervous and not do close to as good. Study your notes and vocabulary also because you never know what will be on the test.
29. Don't feel bad if you didn't get the grade that you wanted. There will likely be more opportunities in the future. Just persevere and believe that you can do it! Don't let anyone bring you down!
30. Always have positive attitude & positive mind-set.

Prepared by : NEOH CHAN WEI

Monday, February 14, 2011

108 - Motivation Speech : TIME

Good morning to everyone.

I think most of here are wearing a watch. Watch is not only wears on wrist, but it is for us to look at the time. Why do we want to concern about the time? Is it time very important to us?
As for me, getting into university life, lets me know how important the time for me. My life is not only studying or going to the lecture hall, but is also lets me enjoy my life by joining activities, clubs, and others. Who has not wished that there were more hours in days? I am sure all of you here may think about this.

It is because sometimes we seems like we spend so much time rushing from place to place or task to task. As an example, we have our studio projects, our assignments, readings, preparing presentation and many others work. That is why we must learn how to take control of your time to have a manageable life.

There are some steps to have a good management of time. The first step is planning. We may list out all the tasks that we want to do. As an example, what are the assignments that we have? The second step is goal setting. After have the list of task, we need to set in our mind on which task we want to settle first.

The next step is scheduling. According to the dateline given, you may put your tasks into your schedule whether is daily or weekly. Then you may know when to do and what to do. After scheduling, that is not enough. We may know that in our daily life may occur emergency. As an example, we may have an emergency meeting or events that we need to attend. That is why, now the last step, managing. How we want to manage the time when such cases happen? At this stage, we need to identify or differentiate which task is the most important or urgent.

Remember, do not rush from task to task throughout the day. Review the daily schedule of what you have to do that day at the day’s start and then pick out the things that you must do that day. Then focus on getting those things done in perfect.

Is it mean that after a good management of time, you will have more time in a day? No, you will not magically get more hours after you put these time management into action. But you will be able to manage the time that you have more effectively. That is you not only spending your time in study, in studio work, but also for other activities in order to have a balancing life.

Lastly, I hope that with the steps that I give, it will help you to get more value out of your time with the aims of improving the quality of life. Remember, time is not controlling us, but is you, is me and all of us controlling our own time. That is all of my speech today. Thank you for your listening and have a nice day.

Prepared By: TAN LAY YEN 2SBW/2011