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continuing with the qn, what if i get maybe 15% out of 20% for my mid sem test. do you think it's possible to obtain a A in that subject?

I'm not too sure because I'm not usually the kind who will look out for an A and scrutinize the details on how to achieve that grade, but just give it my best shot and get a passing mark at the very least. But from what I assume, it's about a 75/100 grade, which is pretty good marks that will give you a higher chance of obtaining an overall A for the module!

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hi, for your bintan trip, can i know how you went for the Kelong for dinner yourself? from bintan lagoon resort? please email me pinky_celine@hotmail.com

I first got the chance to visit the restaurant when I booked a deal to one of the Bintan resorts online. (i.e. Bintan Lagoon Resort, Nirwana Gardens) They usually come in a package which includes a meal at Kelong Seafood Restaurant. These deals come by often so you can just keep a lookout for them. Here's an example: http://www.deal.com.sg/deals/last-day-bintan-2d1n3d2n-stay-5-star-nirwana-resort-hotel-includes-2-way-ferry-t

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What should i do? Should i approach my lecturer or tutor for help? My tutorials are very hard too, like i have to google for answers instead of referring to my notes. Is that normal? I find that Im depending on google a lot.

I'm not sure about that because from what I know, answers are usually found in your lecture notes. If you had a textbook for the particular module, you might want to refer to it as it will contain more content as compared to the summarized lecture notes.

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Hello, im a freshie at TP and idk if I'm adapted or still adapting to poly life. I am okay w my class but i just don't like being w them idk why. Also, i don't understand some concepts in lectures because i feel that my lecturer is going way too fast. However, it is only the first few lectures.

I actually felt exactly the same way as you initially and was wondering if I had problems. Then I found a group of friends from another class whom I could actually clique with and all is well until today! As for the lectures, you should consult your lecturers during tutorials and consultation lessons. The tutorials will come around the end of each week and lecturers will recap what they have previously covered.

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My careperson is very very scary and idk what to do. super strict and not helping at all. help?

Are you referring to your lecturer? I think you can share your feelings with your friends and get them to help you along the way if you're too afraid to approach your lecturer. However, lecturers who appear strict and unfriendly might not be the case at times. Sometimes, it's just a way of letting students know that there's still a fine line of respect you need to give them. Maybe you can try understanding your lecturer and look from a different perspective first - it might help in improving your impression of him/her :-)

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Hi, i am fat and do not have many clothes. Does people in sp actually judge people like us who dress the same ( tshirts and shorts) to school everyday? really scared for poly life though

I think it depends on the school you're in, e.g. people tend to think that students from the business school or design school are more materialistic. But my boyfriend is from business school too and he doesn't give two damns about what people think of him in the same old clothes even when they tease him from time to time. So don't worry about it unless you're really required to dress up on important days such as presentation dates. Have confidence! ^^

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And also... During poly the modules you learn, will the chers or lecturers help you link it back to application to what you are studying for? Or do you link it yourself during project? I'm really scared as i learn really slow and ppl hates slower teammates.... I really want ppl to like me....

It depends on the lecturers you meet as some might not be as helpful or dedicated to their job. However, I've been blessed with many nice lecturers who are always there to guide us through our projects. I'm sure there will be a few that you'll meet to guide you along the way! Also, it's not everybody who dislikes slower team mates. It really depends on the people you meet, but the most important thing is to try to stay confident and not be too insecure. Help others, and help will come your way when you need it eventually.

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Hi there... Me again... Poly starting really soon and I'm scared for orientation, as NYP have compulsory orientation, I have no idea how to act, like should I talk more the fact that I prefer to keep quiet but ppl like ppl that talk more, but will I beable to maintain that talkative for 3 years? X((

Nah, you don't have to maintain talkative for 3 years. Maybe just for the orientation, try to open up more to the people around you. I usually do so especially to people whom I feel are similar to me in terms of behaviour. (i.e. I won't hang around too much with the overly enthusiastic people bcos it honestly drains my energy HAHA) Just get to know your new friends better and you'll slowly get used to their presence :-)

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Hi i sad your blog on driving, I fail my first attempt on TP at BBDC any tips for me =)

Hello! I think the most important thing you should do is just keep going for practice lessons. It really helps a lot as you get different tips from different instructors and familiarize yourself better with the routes you might take during your actual test. Sometimes, I write notes down to keep them fresh in my head when I take the test. An instructor also once told me not to go for practice lessons a day before the actual test, but to rest my mind and sleep early to prepare myself. Last but not least, be confident with your skills and drive safe. Good luck to you!

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Hello, I am under school. Hahah, but "by the book" will it take up a lot of lessons? Because when I am doing registration, the instructor was telling me that if I were fast enough, I can get my license by 10 lesson minimum. Not sure how true it is thou. :/

Yeah it will because you have to pass the respective stages which includes sub-stages (http://www.bbdc.sg/bbweb/Portals/0/class%203%20new%202.jpg) before advancing up. Not sure about what your instructor said because it didn't apply to me, unless he was referring to a private school. But sometimes, it's better to focus more on the practical training schedules than being eager to obtain the license. Safety first! :-)

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Hello, found your blog while googling. I just passed my btt evaluation today and have to wait for 2.5 months for the actual test. I would like to ask if it's possible to get my driving license by the end of the year (as Im going overseas to study). And if there is, how to? Thank you in advance! :)

Hiya! It depends on whether you went by private or sch as private students tend to advance faster as they don't necessarily follow "by the book" practical classes. I took sch (BBDC), plus I had my poly studies simultaneously and took my own sweet time, so I took about 1+ to 2 years? But I feel that as long as you study well for your theory tests, pass them quickly and not drag your practical classes, you stand a high chance of getting it by the end of the year! :-) Attend your lessons when you have the free time, and of course, drive safely. Also, before the actual final driving test, practice practice and practice! It's better to practice for a longer period of time and pass the test than having insufficient practices and having to wait another 2 months when you re-book for the test again. Hoped these tips helped!

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/ but I decided to go with it open mindedly and willingly just in case I might like it or I can even change to what I want to learn later in life. But the thing is just how am I going to survive? Im 18 this year and I feel so lost. I don't know anybody and oh God. Advice pls? :(

Of course you don't know anyone yet because everyone's new to one another :-) We all started out making friends even in pri/sec sch. It's great you have an open mind and are willing to try out new subjects! Instead of just focusing on studies, you can also try out new hobbies like joining dance or photography CCAs to see where your interests lie before further advancing from there. Some of my friends ended Biz course but proceeded to pursue Arts & Media afterwards instead, so there's still a long path ahead of you - you just need to slowly find out where it leads you to and work towards it!

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Hi there! All of my friends went on a different path. Most of them got nyp while I'm the only one who got sp. I am neither an introvert or extrovert, I just don't like to expose myself thus I only have a handful of friends. Not only that, I got a course from SMA. I am not even interested in ships. /

Many of my sec sch friends entered NP too while I landed in SP. I still made many new friends here even though I wasn't exactly sure of my selected course!

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I got reject for the few courses Cuz of my condition.... It's like kinda big blow I my life... Both socially and mentally, that's why I really fear poly, and how will ppl look at me esp the lecturers, for they will decide if I get to enter the course or not..... X((((((

Oh, sorry to hear. Be strong, ok! Even if you don't get the chance to enter into Poly, it isn't the end to life - there are so many different paths to take and you have a bright future ahead of you :-)

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Hi there... Me again, I just got a call from a lecturer that ask me to go to the poly to discuss about my mental condition, and I'm honestly scared, I got rejected by a course alr, can't afford to get rejected again:(((( what should I do? How should I dress when I'm meeting the lecturer?

Did you get rejected for your condition? I didn't manage to get into my first choice via JAE too. After PSLE, I got rejected for my first two choices even after I tried appealing. And I still met the nicest friends at schools I end up in. :-) Getting rejected is perfectly normal! If not specified, I'd dress smart casual and just be/look confident even if I feel nervous inside.

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