Someone has asked me before how to get high marks in our college. I replied him with the following answer. I`d like to share it with you.
First of all we must admit that high marks in our college is not the measure, also low marks is not a good indicator about the person.
I am not telling here the right “How to” way, I don’t know if what am saying is applicable to all people. What I have done suited me, and it may not suite others due to differences in environment and the character from person to another. So am sharing with you my personal thoughts and ideas.
The high marks way is achieved through 3 points:
- This is the most important axis, this may rule the other points and dominate it in effect.
- Being close to Allah is what one should care about. صلاة الفجر هي ترمومتر الإنسان المسلم, and for sure we know how to be close to Allah, there are many ways to achieve this.
- Trust that your hard work will not be wasted.
- Never get disappointed and angry that you did something wrong for a long time, this is what “Shetan” wants. Doing a wrong thing should be followed by a good thing. Such disappointing state tends to make one not able to make any output. NEVER TRAP YOURSELF IN SUCH STATE.
- High spiritual state help one study faster with comfortable and stable state.
- A comfortable and stable state will tend to give the person the advantage to answer well in the exam.
- Being close to Allah will help you in Exam Correction, and this can’t be denied. ربنا بيكرم فعلا في الجزئية دي و عن تجربة
- You want to be a one who make a change one day? This person can’t be without science, your beliefs will not change anything.
- To get a science in our college there is one and only one way, it is reading a book. It is your great teacher.
- It is not easy to read all books, this requires alot of effort and time. but try to read as much books as you can.
- Choose 3 or 4 books to read in the term.
- Don’t depend on the lecture in all subjects.
- Some subjects tend to be studied from lecture and sections only and there are other subjects that worth studying form books more. (Numerical, OR, etc..)
- Don’t waste your time in a lecture or a section you will not benefit from. Studying form the book sometimes is more effective and time saving. Your time is valuable than just missing an attendance.
- Try to ask your mates about what they took in a similar section you are attending in same week. If you find the section is not useful and may be you already know what all they take, then you may not attend.
- A team more than 4-3 persons is not practical, it will not be effective.
- Divide the work on you, give a task to the one who really know how to do it, others may involve with him, but mainly he is the one responsible for it.
- Stick to bonuses as much as you can. This will assist you alot in marks and will overcome the attendance marks you missed.
- For one wanting to be a scientist, bonuses is the golden result of projects, they are extra work for extra knowledge and extra marks.
- If you don’t attend lectures then make sure to know what doctors will focus on in exams by asking people attending the lectures. Doctors tend to give hints to those who attend last lectures.
- From my observations, in final exams, doctors focus more on what have been studied after the midterm, s/he already tested you in what is before midterm.
- Make sure to check exams of previous years to know what you need to stress on, sometimes it is very helpful to test your self-study knowledge.
- Make sure to check the slides, it will tell you what actually the doctor gave in the lectures. the doctor skip some sections in the chapter and this will help you not to focus on study on it especially if it is definitions.
- In the solution paper, don’t hesitate to give hints and illustrations using the pencil about your solution when applicable.
- Sometimes you solve using some special notation, make a box and write your notations in it, it is OK as long as you don’t go off the topic.
- There are some things I used to do, When I receive the answers paper I immediately flip it, and say some “Quran” and “Azkar” and any do3a2 to comfort myself.
- Talents and Skill
- It is very important for one to know his skills and abilities and benefit from them.
- If you find your self able to understand things quickly then you may use this skill to focus more on projects than study.
- It is very insane to do, but it if you are a book worm, then it is very OK to read from books to understand in exam days. You will get a deeper understanding, this will assist you in your answers. and you will be proud of yourself.
I hope that I covered the most important things I remember.
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