Ask @syazanazura:

kenapa tak rasa bangga with your spm result?

Sebab:
1) Sistem pemarkahan SPM yang tidak konsisten setiap tahun. Kalau setiap tahun markah untuk dapat A boleh berubah-ubah mengikut keadaan politik di Malaysia, what is there to be proud of? Entah2 markah 50 or 60 pun dah A+, nak bangga apanya?
2) Selepas kau masuk alam kolej dan universiti, kau akan sedar betapa tak bergunanya keputusan SPM yang gempak kalau diri sendiri tak gempak. Aku dah jumpa ramai budak 9A yang in real life takde ah gempak mana, sembang kencang je lebih tapi cakap English pun berterabur, nak eja betul-betul pun tak reti, nak research "Apa itu dossier" kat Google pun tak pandai. Padahal bukan main lagi nak bangga dengan slip SPM yang bertulis 9A+ tu tapi hampeh.
3) Sebab aku tahu aku tak berusaha sebaik mungkin untuk dapatkan keputusan sebaik itu, dan aku tahu ada je kawan aku yang belajar lagi banyak dan lagi kuat dari aku tapi tak dapat keputusan yang sama. Frankly, I don't think I deserved it.
4) Additional pesanan khidmat masyarakat daripada si dia: Ramai lagi pelajar yang tak dapat straight A yang lagi hebat dan bagus dan berdikari di kolej berbanding pelajar yang dapat straight A's.
Ultimately, your SPM results is just a piece of paper. As long as you have the mentality of an A+ student, that's good enough for me.

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Sometimes i feel like giving up in life bcs im living in a hard life where evrything is vry hard to get. My prents arent wrking n i feel mad if i didnt get wht i want :( i feel bad at the same time i need ur motivation

Everyone faces some kind of hardships and obstacles in their journey to success, and despite it being different from everyone else's, we're all on the same boat.
You may feel like you're the only one with all these problems, but the thing is, you're not.
And you may feel like you're alone in this journey, you're not alone.
You have your family and friends around you, and you have Him with you. Keep them close to you. Remind yourself of what you want to achieve in life. Look at your parents, and just think, if you get mad and give up now, how would it affect them? Wouldn't you want to give them the best success ever? Wouldn't you want to make them proud? Wouldn't you want to achieve all your goals and dreams and prove to people that you can make it to the top, even if you come from a difficult situation?
Get back on your feet. Keep your head and chin up. Look up.
You are worth so much more. Prove it. :)
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"Failure does not mean I’m a failure;
It does mean I have not yet succeeded.
Failure does not mean I have accomplished nothing;
It does mean I have learned something.
Failure does not mean I have been a fool;
It does mean I had enough faith to experiment.
Failure does not mean I have disgraced;
It does mean I have dared to try.
Failure does not mean I don’t have it;
It does mean I have something to do in a different way.
Failure does not mean I am inferior;
It does mean I am not perfect.
Failure does not mean I have wasted my life;
It does mean that I have an excuse to start over.
Failure does not mean that I should give up;
It does mean that I should try harder.
Failure does not mean that I will never make it;
It does mean that I need more practice.
Failure does not mean that You have abandoned me;
It does mean that You must have a better idea."
***********************************************************************
"Allah tidak membebani seseorang itu melainkan sesuai dengan kesanggupannya." [2:286]
".. dan janganlah kamu berputus asa dari rahmat Allah. Sesungguhnya tiada berputus asa dari rahmat Allah melainkan kaum yang kafir." [12:87]
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Hope this helps :)

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"I'm here, yet..."

I'm here, yet my heart is there.
Madison,
The place I called home for the past four years.
The place I found where I belonged.
The place I learnt who I am.
The place that showed me how it's okay to fail.
The place that taught me to fight for what I want.
The place that gave me the chance to grow.
The place that I hated and loved at the same time.
The place that hit me with the reality about how I am an insignificant and no-more-than-ordinary person, but that's okay.
The place that I long to be back at, and the place that will forever be in my heart.

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Assalamualaikum, Kak Syaza! :) I was googling about MARA-JPA and INTEC and that's how I found your blog. Very inspiring. Your English is soooooo good so I want to ask, how to improve my English? I can definitely write but I don't speak that well. Plus, I only got 2A for my GCE-O. Thanks very much.

Wa'alaikumsalam. Ahaha, thank you :') You're being too kind with the compliment. My English is still average at the moment, and I'm still trying to improve it myself.
There's countless ways to improve one's English, and you don't have to do them all. Just find a few that works for you and stick to them. Some of the most common ways are:
1) Watching English movies and dramas without subtitles. This helps to improve your listening skills.
2) Reading English novels / books / magazines / newspapers. Start small, with teenagers' novels and all, and move on to bigger and harder materials (adult novels, non-fictions, etc). I started with the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, as well as Enid Blyton's books, before moving on to novels by Cecelia Ahern and other YA writers.
3) Write. Either a blog, a journal / diary, or even on Facebook / Twitter. Practice your written English by using it often. One of my favorite ways to do so is to blog, of course. To make it interesting, try finding a penpal from a different country (search 'find a penpal' on Google and you'll have tons of website popping up). Like, personally I have an email penpal in Germany that I would occasionally exchange emails with and share random stories and all.
4) Speak English. Practice using it with your family and friends. Don't worry if there are people who thinks you are being arrogant and snobbish, just ignore them. And don't worry if you're speaking broken English or if your grammar's all over the place. As long as you keep on trying to speak in English, it'll help to build your confidence. Improve bit by bit, and you'll be better.
5) Learn root words, prefixes and suffixes. This will help you to guess the meaning of harder words. Say, you haven't heard of what 'hydrophobic' means. But, you know that 'hydro' refers to water, and that 'phobic' comes from 'phobia', which means fear of something. So from knowing these, you can guess that hydrophobic means something like fear of water or repelling water of some sort.
6) Listening to English songs. This will definitely help to improve your listening skills since the words are almost always hard to understand (we had to do this for one of our classes in INTEC, and man that was super hard).
7) Always bring a notebook with you, and whenever you learn a new word / phrase, write it down for future references.
8) Learn idioms, common phrases and slang words. UrbanDictionary helps :)
Good luck! :)

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Kak, personally bagi akak and honestly, ranking uni tu penting ke? Maksudnya, beza ke masuk top schools (Ivies, Big Ten) berbanding others? Do people look down of other unis kalau nak banding dengan top unis?

Not necessarily. Ivies, Big Ten, itu semua merujuk kepada 'sports' conference dyorang je.
Yes, Ivies do have a high standard of education, and most things are top notch.
Tapi, see it like this:
Top notch and high quality education requires you to be near-perfect. You need to be exceptionally good ALL THE TIMES and one small mistake can cost you a lot. The pressure is high and you'd be constantly competing and working to be the best.
Yes, that sense of motivation can be good. Tapi if you're not mentally ready for that, that can cost you a lot.
Read: http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/12833146/instagram-account-university-pennsylvania-runner-showed-only-part-story
And while Ivies or top universities can be superly awesome and good and people will be like "OMG you must be super good if you're in an Ivy", fikir balik la if you're only there for the 'name and fame', or for education purposes.
Like, people asked me, kenapa tak apply to any Ivy League schools? [I did, by the way, applied to Penn. Was rejected]. The thing is, only Penn offered the program that I wanted, Actuarial Science. So what was the point of me applying to the other Ivy leagues if they don't offer the program I wanted?
People look down on EVERYTHING. People have comments for EVERYTHING.
Kau masuk Ivy League? Mesti gempak, mesti nerd, mesti sombong and tak suka cakap dengan orang.
Kau masuk community college? Eleh, kolej cikai je tu.
Kau masuk IPTS? Mesti orang kaya, duit banyak.
Kau masuk UiTM? Weh apa kelas weh masuk UiTM.
Kau masuk UPM? Nak jadi petani ke weh.
Kau masuk UIA? Alhamdulillah, bakal zauj aku tu.
Kau masuk university kat Korea? Apa ah fanatic Kpop betul.
Kau masuk Al-Azhar? Alhamdulillah, nak jadi menantu aku tak?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVkVkTiflOM
I rest my case. :)

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Cemana nk fly tu? Boleh explain? Last 2 prev ques

[Note: This question refers to 'flying off to study abroad after matrikulasi].
Basically, untuk lepasan apa-apa pun [Asasi, Matrikulasi, STPM, A-Levels, ADP, etc], the first thing yang kau kena buat is RESEARCH.
Research on the universities that accept your qualifications. So, in this case, research universities mana yang accept lepasan Matrikulasi. One way to do this is to go to the university's official website and look at their admissions requirements. If it's not specifically listed, you can always email their office and ask them for it. If you do email them, it's best to explain what matrikulasi is, the syllabus / subjects you learn, and how it's graded. They can then see if it would be acceptable for the university.
Once you've found out with universities accept your qualifications, the next step is to see their other requirements to see if you fulfill all of them. Some of the most common requirements to apply include a pre-university program [A-Levels, IB, ADP, STPM, etc], an English requirement [TOEFL / IELTS] and the standardized tests [The ACT or SAT I and SAT Subject Tests for US & Canada universities]. They would also normally require official transcripts and all, so make sure you have all of that ready.
Next is to see the application process itself. For UK universities, they normally use the UCAS application. In the US, most use the CommonApp, but not all universities are included in the CommonApp. So look up on the specific university to see how their application process is, and the required materials for it [ie high school transcripts, etc]
Then, once you have fulfilled all the requirements, you can submit an application to them and submit all the required materials.
If you are accepted or admitted, or offered a conditional offer (mostly UK universities), you can use the offer letter to either apply for a MARA EduLoan or any other scholarships that are available.
Pastu fly je la lepas tu.

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Akak can you give me so e tips to face scholarship interviews? Bcos i deadly wanna fly. I wanna make my parents proud. Yes i got 9A for my spm but my parents expected me to get 9A+. The only thing i can do rn is to make them proud by being scholarship recipient. Right?

Technically, getting a scholarship is not the ONLY way you can make them proud, but, if you feel that way, so be it :)
For scholarship interviews:
1) Research.
Read up on the interview process. Read blogs and forums to learn other people's past experiences with the process, and know what you might face. Research on the company / body that is interviewing you. Know their missions, their visions, their objectives, their directors, etc.
2) Brush up on communication skills.
Practice speaking in English, and formal English, please. Practice answering some common interview questions like "Introduce yourself" or "Where do you see yourself in five/ten/twenty years from now?" and "What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
3) Courtesy.
Say hello and give salam (wherever applicable) to the interviewer/s. Ask questions at the end of your interview to show that you are interested in their company / gov body, instead of just their scholarship. Shake hands (if possible) and say thank you for their time. Be respectful.
4) Group interview.
If you have to go through a group interview, be active. Participate in group discussion. Let your ideas out and share your thoughts with the other applicants. Fight for your ideas but NEVER shoot down other people's ideas. Be open and accepting. Use the rule of three (give out your opinions at least three times during the discussions, but wait for at least three other people to talk before you give another opinion). Don't 'hog' all the attention, let other people shine as well.
5) Professionalism.
Dress appropriately. Baju kurung for the girls, shirt and slacks / dress pants and tie for the guys. Girls can also wear a skirt / dress (knee-length or longer for non-Muslims), and/or shirt with blazer. As long as you look presentable enough, and respectful. No see-through attire, no jeans, no sandals or slippers. Proper, closed-toe shoes / heels. Minimal make-up, don't turn up looking like a clown -.-
Hope this helps. Good luck :)

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Kawan saya suka tidur kat sekolah kat rumah pun tidur setiap kali dtg rmh dia mesti tidur tapi SPM all A's but me study siang malam pagi tapi results ciput je. sakit betul.😌😌

Mana kau tahu dia tidur je kerja? Mana tahu dia belajar bila orang tak nampak?
Kau takleh nak judge orang lain based on what you see from them. People have different habits, so husnuzon weh.
Rezeki masing-masing berbeza, jangan salahkan dia or orang lain. Kalau memang bukan rezeki kita, nak pulun banyak mana pun tak dapat jugak. Tapi takde la sampai tak put in the effort langsung, kan? At least kau tahu kau dah cuba yang terbaik, bersangka baiklah dengan Allah. :)

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pointer saya jatuh. so bad.

"Failure does not mean I’m a failure;
It does mean I have not yet succeeded.
Failure does not mean I have accomplished nothing;
It does mean I have learned something.
Failure does not mean I have been a fool;
It does mean I had enough faith to experiment.
Failure does not mean I have disgraced;
It does mean I have dared to try.
Failure does not mean I don’t have it;
It does mean I have something to do in a different way.
Failure does not mean I am inferior;
It does mean I am not perfect.
Failure does not mean I have wasted my life;
It does mean that I have an excuse to start over.
Failure does not mean that I should give up;
It does mean that I should try harder.
Failure does not mean that I will never make it;
It does mean that I need more practice.
Failure does not mean that You have abandoned me;
It does mean that You must have a better idea."
Jatuh sekali tak bermakna jatuh selamanya. Bangkit semula, angkat kepalamu, dan terus maju ke hadapan. :)

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Whts the point to say when we were asked to introduce ourself for scholarship iv?

Personally, I'd mention something from all three Past, Present and Future.
Past: previous school, one or two things you did in school, etc
Present: what you're doing now, what you're planning on doing, etc
Future: what you plan to study and where, and why, and what you want to be after graduating, etc.
(And of course can mention basic info like name, some family info, interests - this one especially if it links to one of your achievements in school or out of school).

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Sorry if this will offend you. If your ultimate goal in life is to be a teacher; educator. So why you do acturial science then?

Educator, yes.
Teacher, not necessarily.
One does not need to be a teacher to be an educator.
One does not need to have a teaching certificate to be an educator.
I chose to do Actuarial Science because I find it interesting. It really is interesting, and I like a good challenge in my life. While I may not pursue the actuarial industry as a career in the near future, the skills and knowledge that I gained throughout my years studying Actuarial Science can be applied in many different fields.
I believe in the fact that you can choose to major (study) in whatever program in university / college, but if you put your efforts into it, you can venture out into a myriad of other career paths after graduating (other than going into the 'super professional' career path like the medical or law world, since you WILL need qualifications for those).
I believe in flexibility, and I believe that despite majoring in Actuarial Science, I can be a good educator should I decide to continue in another field. I trust in my own self, knowing that I will do whatever it takes, even if it's a super challenging route, to achieve my goals and to fulfill my passion, be it in the typical education world (school / university) or in life in general.
I value knowledge, and I value passion. Both are important in life, and you can never have enough of both, no matter what you do. :)
Hope this answers your question :)

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Sis, I did quite a lot of research to the extent that I feel like puking with all the scrolling and stuff but yet i didn't get the offer for the mara interview, I feel numb, I've done everything, my friends semua satu satu nikmat mereka dpt, I feel that I selalu diuji hm help me sis

"Apakah manusia itu mengira bahawa mereka dibiarkan saja mengatakan: Kami telah beriman(I am full of faith to Allah), sedangkan mereka tidak diuji? Dan sesungguhnya Kami telah menguji orang-orang yang sebelum mereka, maka sesungguhnya Allah mengetahui orang-orang yang benar dan, sesungguhnya Dia mengetahui orang-orang yang dusta." (Surah Al-Ankabut, 2-3)
"..dan janganlah kamu berputus asa dari rahmat Allah. Sesungguhnya tiada berputus asa dari rahmat Allah melainkan kaum yang kafir." (Surah Yusuf ayat 87)
Not getting the offer for interview does not mean that you're not good enough for it, but perhaps because Allah wants to show you that you are better off somewhere else. You may feel like you know what's the best option for you, but trust in Allah, 'cause He Knows best. And not getting an offer for the MARA interview now does not mean you've lost out in the option of studying abroad. Go on and take the less conventional way of studying abroad. Do foundation or matrikulasi or STPM, and apply for scholarships with your pre-university results. There's tons of options out there that's available for you, if you really want it.

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KAk how do u usually increase ur english? I mean if i read novels it wont help i think

I read (well, I used to read). And I write, a lot. I blog, I write stuff on my laptop and/or phone that I keep for myself, I write journals/diaries, I write letters and postcards (yes, I'm that old school).
Whatever you do, make sure you do it consistently and actively using your brain.
If you're merely reading novels without really understanding it, you're not helping yourself.
I used to have a small notebook filled with quotes and phrases that I like from the books / articles that I read (I lost it now, I think?). Have a small notebook (or even on your phone) and save all the new vocabs that you've encountered in a book, or even the phrases or quotes that they used.
And don't expect it to come immediately. Reading novels for a month wouldn't improve your English dramatically. But reading and writing and all the other things for months and years will definitely help in the long run.

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I'll make this short. Am medical student. Budak repeat tahun. Dan kadang2 tak leh move on dengan status "repeat tahun" any advice? 😞

I'm going to repeat what I've told someone else before this:
"Failure does not mean I’m a failure;
It does mean I have not yet succeeded.
Failure does not mean I have accomplished nothing;
It does mean I have learned something.
Failure does not mean I have been a fool;
It does mean I had enough faith to experiment.
Failure does not mean I have disgraced;
It does mean I have dared to try.
Failure does not mean I don’t have it;
It does mean I have something to do in a different way.
Failure does not mean I am inferior;
It does mean I am not perfect.
Failure does not mean I have wasted my life;
It does mean that I have an excuse to start over.
Failure does not mean that I should give up;
It does mean that I should try harder.
Failure does not mean that I will never make it;
It does mean that I need more practice.
Failure does not mean that You have abandoned me;
It does mean that You must have a better idea."
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"Allah tidak membebani seseorang itu melainkan sesuai dengan kesanggupannya." [2:286]
".. dan janganlah kamu berputus asa dari rahmat Allah. Sesungguhnya tiada berputus asa dari rahmat Allah melainkan kaum yang kafir." [12:87]
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Also, repeating a year does not mean that you're not good enough, so don't feel too bad about it, alright? :) Keep your head up high, and work harder. It doesn't matter how fast you finish your studies, as long as you finish with flying colors and success.
Remember, it's all about the climb, and what you've learnt from it. :)

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Pernah rs menyesal tak sbb pergi US & not UK? & lg satu, aku dh dpt offer from both countries tp UK punya still conditional lg. Cuma tetiba rs mcm dilema pulak tp takut jugak kalau lepas kn yg US utk UK tp lps tu tak score A-Level lepas tu tak dpt fly lansung. Hm camne eh? Any opinion?

OK, this is something personal about me yang aku tak cerita sangat kat orang lain, and maybe takde kaitan sangat dengan dilema kau, tapi maybe it can help. Taktahu la. You judge yourself.
Truthfully, one of the reasons aku drop A-Levels aku and pindah ke INTEC untuk buat ADFP under MARA is sebab aku tak yakin dengan diri aku sendiri.
Masa mula-mula start A-Levels tu, aku memang semangat gila. Sebab aku memang nak sangat ke UK. Aku memang nak sangat pergi Warwick. Memang tu la harapa aku masa tu. SPM results diumumkan, bayangkanlah dengan results aku tu pun, tak dapat walaupun panggilan pergi first stage Bank Negara Khazanah. Yang lain tu lagilah. Yang aku dipanggil is just for Securities Commission. Tu pun dyorang tak offer Actuarial Science, sebenarnyalah.
Bila fikir balik pasal apa yang Abang aku cakap masa aku dapat results dulu, "Applylah mana-mana scholarship pun, abang confirm kau dapat punya.".
Bila fikir balik pasal apa yang best friend aku cakap dulu, "Applylah Khazanah, aku confirm kau 95% dapat punya."
Bila dapat MARA ke US tu, aku berbelah bahagi. Nak ke tak nak? On one hand, aku tak pernah rasa nak pergi ke US. On the other hand, tahap confidence aku masa tu jatuh merundum. Masa tu kat KTJ tengah sesi menulis personal statement, and aku tak boleh nak draft out personal statement aku betul-betul. Aku completely lost. Otak aku memang tak boleh focus langsung. Aku macam... lost.
Kawan baik aku kat KTJ suggest aku pergi cuba interview MARA, see if I like it. After interview tu je, aku start buat research pasal US universities. Seminggu solat istikharah, seminggu tu juga hati aku kuat suruh pergi ke US. Bila hati aku dah cakap macam tu, manalah tak musnah lagi harapan bila permohonan ADFP Actuarial Science ke US tak dapat kan.
So aku appeal. ADFP Economics ke US. Walaupun mak ayah aku tak bagi, aku appeal juga, and aku dapat. Bila results appeal keluar and aku dapat, best friend aku orang pertama yang call aku untuk inform aku (dia checkkan results aku untuk aku). Masa tu, tak terkata betapa leganya aku. Susah juga la nak convince parents aku untuk bagi aku pergi, but Alhamdulillah, dyorang okay je with me going and starting over.
Walaupun sekarang, bila tengok balik gambar kawan2 A-Levels kat KTJ dulu kat UK ramai-ramai, travel sini travel sana, and I'm stuck in Madison, jealous tu jealous lah juga. Dyorang in one big group kat sana. Aku kat sini.
And kadang-kadang bila I doubt my choices to come to the US, aku fikir balik la. Kalau aku stay kat KTJ and buat A-Levels and pergi ke UK, I wouldn't have met all the great people I met in INTEC. I wouldn't have met my ATU20 friends. I wouldn't have met my JPKCA family. I wouldn't have met him. They're my family now, and I'm glad I chose to be where I am now.
Instead of thinking of what could've been if I took another road, I decide to make the best out of the path I am currently on.
Hope this helps, even a bit. Buatlah solat istikharah, may Allah help you choose, insyaAllah :)

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Salam akak. Saya rajin buka ask.fm akak, dan saya perasan soalan2 yang orang lain tanya semua soalan berulang. Kesian akak. So, kepada sesiapa yang nak tanya soalan tu, tolong scroll ke bawah dahulu dan tengok kalau-kalau soalan tu dah pernah ditanya atau belum.

Wa'alaikumsalam.
YES YES YES YES YES THIS THIS THIS PLEASE TOLONGLAH.
Penat weh jawab soalan sama. Korang tak kesian ke kat aku? :'(

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Hey syaza.nak tanya how you belajar eh.Thanks.

Errr, how I belajar?
Err, err. *pandang atas, pandang bawah, pandang kiri kanan*
I belajar ke?
Ekekeke. OK gurau.
Emm. Cara I belajar maybe macam pelik sikit. Kot. Orang cakap la.
Like, kalau buat Calculus ke apa, I KENA pasang movie or anime.
Or at least pasang music.
Every night confirm pasang Disney / Pixar movies sambil study.
Emm. I tak suka sangat baca buku teks sebenarnya, kalau terpaksa je.
Nota pulak, selagi boleh pakai laptop (unless it's Econs or Maths or anything yang perlukan graphs / tables semua dengan cepat).
Kalau tak sempat buat nota lelawa dalam kelas, balik bilik nanti I redo balik nota pakai pen Pilot yang warna-warna tu (I suka main kaler2 ni hihi).
I suka stay up malam study (sebab malam otak berfungsi, pagi asyik nak tidur je. Tapi next sem takleh sangat sebab ada kelas pagi).
I suka study sorang. Tak boleh sangat study in groups, sebab nanti tension. (I have my own pace, kalau study dengan orang, orang lain suka tanya soalan yang I malas nak jawab or tak cover lagi nanti lagi pening and stress).
I suka buat past year exams daripada baca buku teks. So hentam dulu ikut logic, then kalau salah, baca balik and fahamkan betul-betul (I did this for Biology SPM. Entah berapa juta past year / trial papers dibuat tu agaknya).
I have a limited amount of concentration. So biasanya if study, either depan laptop sambil Skype dengan kawan, or sediakan movie / makanan. Study kejap, then stop borak or movie / makan, then sambung.
Suka la jugak study kat library, tapi kena study sorang / in pair (tapi nak pair ni pun kena kawan yang sekepala / yang faham cara I study).
Okay dok macam ni jawapan? :)

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Kak syaza,currently im feeling really unmotivated rn,bcs i didnt manage to get any scholarship evnthgh i got straight as in spm.can asasi students pursue their degree overseas with scholarships like mara?is there any of ur friends like this?

Hey, sorry this took a while.
First of all, read:
1) http://ask.fm/syazanazura/answers/125732070738
2) http://ask.fm/syazanazura/answers/125443464786
3) http://ask.fm/syazanazura/answers/136237606738
4) http://ask.fm/syazanazura/answers/133247276370
5) http://syazanazura.com/2013/09/youre-rejected-so-what.html
6) http://syazanazura.com/2015/05/reminder-to-myself-and-to-others.html
Secondly:
Tak dapat scholarship tak bermaksud you're not good enough. It means that Allah has a better plan for you. Pursuing your studies locally is not a bad thing. There's always the option of trying to get a university placement abroad after completing your pre-university (foundation, matrikulasi, STPM, etc) in Malaysia.
Asasi-leavers may have the hardest time to get a placement abroad considering how Asasi is usually tailored specifically for a certain local university only. That being said, never give up. Reach out to universities that you are interested in and find out if they would accept you as an Asasi student, or if they don't, find out options to what you could do (do a year of undergraduate in Malaysia and fly off as a transfer student, buat twinning program, buat a semester abroad, etc).
"securing a scholarship" is not enough to secure a placement abroad. Berapa ramai pelajar yang tak dapat fly semata-mata tak lepas syarat minima sponsor mereka. Yang kat INTEC dulu, kalau markah A-Levels tak lepas, kalau CGPA tak lepas, kalau markah SAT/TOEFL/IELTS tak lepas syarat minima sponsor, tak dapat fly pun, so kena sambung local.
So stop pulling yourself down.
Pick yourself up and look for alternative pathways, albeit a little unconventional. Ada banyak je scholarships untuk lepasan STPM / setaraf, tapi kalau boleh, before apply to any of these scholarships, DAPATKAN PLACEMENT / OFFER FROM UNIVERSITI DULU. Meaning you have to be DILIGENT and kena rajin contact universities semua and settlekan all the applications and required process and what nots.

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I know subjects dekat uni susah but do u have tips nak cope with this hardship dengan cara bijak? Tq Kak

First of all, sorry for the late reply.
Second, this is going to be so hypocritical of me, and please don't take my words for it. The things I write here are what you COULD be doing, but in no way does it suggest that I myself do them.
1) Start EARLY.
- Don't procrastinate. Never push back any assignments, or else it'd just pile up endlessly.
2) READ your textbooks.
- Hate it or love it, it's your lifesaver. Read SMART, meaning MAKE NOTES early in the process. If you make good notes early in the semester, you won't have to reread your textbooks anymore, but instead just read the notes.
3) Be on good terms with your professor / lecturer / instructor.
- Go to office hours, or meet them before/after/outside of class time. Talk to them, know what you need to do to score well in the class, ask them about their expectations on assignments, etc.
4) Find how you study BEST.
- There's a bunch of 'study strategies' out there, so find some that works for you. Get a study group, study early in the morning / late at night, use highlighters, go to the library, put on music, etc. Whatever you do, make sure it works for you. If it makes it harder for you to focus, FIND something else that works.
5) Have a planner.
- Either a physical planner/diary or an electronic/online one (Google Calendar, Calendar app, etc) and write down ALL deadlines and important dates (tests, exams, quizzes, etc), as well as your assignments. This helps you to keep on track of what you have to accomplish.

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Akak, so i only got 4As for my SPM results and my parents insisted me on accepting the matriculation program if i ever got an offer because they think i probably won't get any offer for any local universities. Do you think so too?

I don't know how easy/hard it is to get into Asasi/etc, but you can always check out UPU to see their requirements and see if you can apply to them. You can always accept Matrikulasi but don't forget to also keep your options open and not make a rash decision without consulting people (& God too). :)

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Not sure if ada any SPM 2015 leavers here on my Ask.fm, but if ada, here's a message for you:

Syaza Nazura
May you guys receive the best results based on the efforts that you've put into it!
Remember, whatever the results is, trust that God has given you the best results for yourself, so accept it with a open heart.
And may He guides you in choosing your future pathway! I wish you all the best as you continue your journey to success! :)
p/s: You guys are free to ask questions / email me if there's anything, but I have a bunch of exams coming up soon so I might not be able to reply quickly, but I'll try :)
<3 stay awesome :3

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