Sunday, January 9, 2011

My personal learning environment~

            As a human being, we are automatically engaged in an ongoing learning process since the day we were born into this world. However, despite the fact that learning is a human nature, each and every individual have their own different distinguishable learning preference. These learning preference may be predetermined biologically even when they are still an infant, but at the same time can be developed and adapted to be more effective in order to cope with the current need and surrounding environment of that particular individual. In other word, some people may prefer a type of learning process which is effective to them, while some other may prefer a different one but can change depending on the situation.
            As an individual, my learning process involves cramming and focusing on a subject at the very last minute. This method may be considered as a bad habit by some, but so far for me it is not as bad as it was claimed by those people. I have learnt and know lots of ‘effective’ learning process in many seminars and academic camps that I have attended since primary school, but I just cannot adapt to those styles. As mentioned above, each individual have their own effective learning preference and this is my learning preference. Cramming means trying to absorb a huge amount of information in a short amount of time, which is one of the best method to be used during the study week before an exam takes place. This technique is relevant to me, as I find myself unable to stay focus for a long period of time.
            However, I have to admit that this style has its own flaws. The huge amount of information that were forced to be remembered in such a  short time tends to last for a short time too, if not practised or revised in the near future. This would be a problem if that information needs to be used again for future studies. Another downside of this technique is that not everyone can handle the pressure in order to actually use this technique. Cramming on the eleventh hour will surely put an enormous pressure on oneself, and some people cannot withstand it and end up not being able to absorb anything. Though there is a saying that people work best under pressure, it only works on a certain people. Lastly, this technique limits you to work alone, or at most in a small group, due to the reason above; not many people can survive this technique.
            Learning process can be improved in many ways, and one of them is by using technology. Technology does not mean only computer and other digital gadgets, it is not limited only to those. In fact, almost everything that we use today is a technology, in fact even a simple tool like a pen is a technology. The history has proven that technology is a very powerful force. Learning process has been improved countless time in all these years by using technology. Books were improved from being hand written to the more organized and uniform printing method. This allows the knowledge to expand faster and indirectly improved not only the learning process but also affected the course of human living style.
            The internet is considered as one of the most powerful tool of technology ever created by human. In the learning context, the internet can helps us achieve many things that were considered impossible in the 60’s and the 70’s. Information can be send across the world in mere seconds, video chat, virtual reality, these things were never even thought at that time. But now, with the arrival of the internet, the world is now truly is without boundary.
I myself have used the internet as one of my main source to get information and knowledge. I can interact with the lecturers online and get instant feedback, rather than having to make an appointment and wait for a specific date where both the lecturer and I are free, which is not always possible. The online is undeniably far more convenient, faster, and efficient. The SPIN and the IELLS, used by The National University of Malaysia are a few examples of websites that allows the direct interaction between lecturers and their students.
Personally, I find reading a long printed text to be hard. It is easy to lose track of the text due to physical condition of the reading material as well as the limited human ability to focus to small written text. This is where the digital media comes to play. Digital media allows me to read easily and more organize. No more losing track to the text, as the digital media can be viewed in various modes and sizes of font.
             The digital media, be it an e-book or just a rewritten form of a book in a digital form is extremely effective to me compared to the traditional books. They are indeed an upgraded version of the traditional books and are meant to be a better medium for us.
            Technology will never stop improving. As long as human have imagination, there will be new ideas, and these new ideas will be the very foundation of the next generation technology. This means that the technology is almost limitless, as long as we can think of it, there is a possibility for it to be achieved. Even the current technology can evolve into something new to fulfil the current need.
            I wish that I can utilise the technology available to me to help me understand and absorb even more information in a particular time period than I already can. This would improve my learning process a lot, as the objective of cramming is to absorb as many information as you can in the least time.
It is stated in , the more sense that we use in the process, the better the information will be absorbed. Therefore, I will try to make use of the technology to involve as many of senses as possible in the information absorbing process. Visual aid is one way to increase the effectiveness of the absorption of information by the human brain that has been used by today educators in Malaysia. Lessons can be improved by being accompanied by visual and audio stimulation, and maybe even physical stimulation for certain subject for maximum learning effectiveness. If used, this would be a huge improvement for me, as my learning style involves focussing in the class, and cramming in the last minute. The extra effectiveness in the absorption would helps to reduce the time needed to absorb the information when cramming.
            The text books for schools and universities should be made available in        e-books and audio books form. This would make the learning process more interesting and allows me to experience a more interactive approach, rather than just merely read. By being more interactive, the contents of the books will be able to actually engage my mind more than it would when it is in the traditional text book form.
            The internet, as stated earlier being one of the most powerful tools for human kind are also one of the most useful. It usefulness are almost infinite, you can access any information that you can think of from it. I can easily access any previous lecture notes from the portals that every university has nowadays, in order to revise them when the exam draws near. Furthermore, extra information for a particular subject or topic can be found on the internet in millions of the websites across the world that can provide me a better understanding on that particular subject or topic.
            In conclusion, each and every one of us has our own learning preference that may be effective for us but not other. I prefer cramming on a subject at the eleventh hour, which may not be favoured by others. We should use whatever style that suits us for our current condition and surrounding that can provide the best result in term of effectiveness of learning. 

yesss! siap pon akhirnya!!!! skrg pukul 5.30 pagi, boleh tido sejam! oh yeah!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Monyet monyet monyet~~

Arini agak bosan, tido je kot spanjang ari
tadi pun balik smayang sambung tido, smpai la fatin msg...
katenye nk tman lunch, bagus gak... seperti yg dketahui umum
cafe burhan ni mmg 'EXCLUSIVE' giler, kne buat reservation dlu
bru leh makan situ kot, sbb tu ade 2-3 org je yg ade tadi...

selepas beberapa minit, fatin pn sampai la ke burhan terchenta ni,
lalu menelefonku, 'ade monyet banyak gile kat sini!!!!' kata die...
time tu da ak gelak je... pastu slepas die berjaya mengharungi laluan
mencabar yang dipenuhi monyet tu, smpai la juga di biliknya, 
bukak2 pintu monyet tu tgh berpartaaaaay kat bilik die!
(agaknye layan lagu g-string kot?)
ak pun turun la tggu kat blakang cafe, selepas itu 
dengan tidak semena-menas atu suara menyapa ku~~ '
Ruz, ko nk g mana tu??~~', cuba teka siapa???

BFFFFFFF datang ke burhan owh! 
kitorang pn lepak la kat parking tu, smbil tggu fatin
abis melepaskan rindu pada monyet2 tu...
tapi ptang td mmg bnyk la monyet, merata2,
atas pokok, atas jalan, atas tiang, atas moto pon ade!

But then, ade satu yang bagus tentang monyet2 ni,
bile azan je sume ilang!! bagus kan??
monyet burhan ni reti bahasa gak la en...
pastu kitorang pn lepak la kat cafe (bukan nk g smayang dlu kan?? ish3)
yang exclusive tuh, dalam 45 min je kot...
lepas puas mengumpat dah membahan sesama sendri...

p/s : bleh x lau nk gune 'extraruru' ??? ke nanti kne saman sbb memplagiat ezzasygs??
p/s 2 : esok jgn lupe g dectar, satu family duk same2 ah!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Failed swimming trip+teh o ais = messed up knee

Man, I was actually excited this evening, going for a swim at the UKM's golf club for the very first time. The club house was OK, but sadly, right when we were there, bedebooom!!! a lightning struck(mati 2-3 ekor setan), followed by pouring rain... There goes our swimming trip~
Not gonna give up, we went to the club house looking for the karaoke room, but then again, met our disappointment to find that they're only open for 'MEMBERS'~~~~ we were like wtf, we're ukm student after all, we should get a free pre-registered membership or something...

We leave that 'member exclusive' club~, and went looking for FOOOOOOD! We're like effin' hungry...(Nik Aziz rasmikan tmpat tu woooo!) And so, we EAT... and EAT again... until we're HIGH with sugar... We went back, sent the car back...and WAAAALK to burhan... ('someone' got hungry again after the walk... <.<) oh, and fatin kate madi bawak malang kat die... lepas je dapat teh o ais yg dikirim dari bangi tu, trus die jatuh, lutut koyak! pastu plak HDD die plak jd bengong... mmg madi bawak malang ke??? minum plak teh o ais yang dikirim dri bangi tu kat cafe burhan, mcm la cafe tu xde jual air kan???? ahhha!

btw, bawah tu bukan kaki fatin... lau kaki die mcm tu mmg gempak gile ah... bleh MC sebulan!

Extraruru : td mmg nak ajak ezzasygs tp ingtkn die tido kan, sbb tu mmg keje die tetiap ptang... sorry ye~~ len kali kite swimming kat tangki air atas bukit tu... lg gempak!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

It's been a while....

Well well well.... let's see, the last post dated waaaaaaaaaaay back in 2009,and it mentions something about resurrecting this blog,and now, maybe....just maybe, this blog will be finally resurrected! After thos years, i am now called a student of literature, can't avoid from having to read AND write a lot.... and i mean A LOT!

A lecturer of mine even said that the ONLY way to get an A for his course (intro to genre) is to read and read lots and lots of literary stuff. But.....since im not really the 'reader' kind of guy, i guess i'll have to get to it slowly... aaaaand by reviving this little blog that i happened to create DURING my SPM exam, i'll start to write and read again ^^ So, i guess it was all has been decided by The Higher Being, for me to create this blog during my spm rather that working my ass off reading all those notes 2-3 years ago, and now it actually gonna help me to (hopefully) to start writing and reading...

P/S : i would like to thank ezzasygs for actually inspiring me to write again. Well, she didn't really do or tell me anything specific, it's just after i read an entry on her blog at 2 am, on the 2nd of january, 'something' triggers 'something' in my mind that actually makes me wanna write again!
I guess, that is the miracle of BAND 5!

I have felt the power of band 5, have you?!?!?! xP