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Thursday, March 30, 2017

How To Stay Productive When You Are Sick?

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Malaysia Scholarships 2017 for SPM and STPM 2016 Result Holders

and their respective scholarship application closing dates.
  1. 30 March 2017: Biasiswa Yayasan Khazanah Global Scholarship 2017 http://www.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-yayasan-khazanah-global-scholarship.html
  2. 30 March 2017: Biasiswa Yayasan Khazanah Local Watan Scholarship Programme http://www.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-yayasan-khazanah-local-watan-scholarship.html
  3. The Star Education Fund Scholarship Awards 2017
  4. 30 March 2017: The Star Education Fund Scholarship Awards 2017 http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/the-star-education-fund-scholarship-awards.html
  5. 30 March 2017: Securities Commission Malaysia Pre-University & Tertiary Scholarship Awards (Biasiswa Suruhanjaya Sekuriti) http://www.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/scholarship-awards-permodalan-nasional-berhad-securities-commision-malaysia.html
  6. 31 March 2017: Yayasan Sime Darby China Pre-University Scholarship Programme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/yayasan-sime-darby-china-pre-university-scholarship-programme.html
  7. 31 March 2017: Yayasan Sime Darby Local Pre-University Scholarship Programme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/yayasan-sime-darby-local-pre-university-scholarship-programme.html
  8. 31 March 2017: Yayasan Sime Darby Indonesia Undergraduate Scholarship Programme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/yayasan-sime-darby-indonesia-undergraduate-scholarship-programme.html
  9. 31 March 2017: Yayasan Sime Darby Local Undergraduate Scholarship Programme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/yayasan-sime-darby-undergraduate-scholarship-programme.html
  10. 31 March 2017: Great Eastern Supremacy Local Undergraduate Scholarship Award http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/great-eastern-supremacy-scholarship-award.html
  11. 31 March 2017: Singapore's ASEAN Scholarships for Malaysians: Pre-University One Scholarships http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/singapores-asean-scholarships-pre-univesity-one.html
  12. 31 March 2017: Biasiswa Yayasan Telekom Malaysia (YTM) Talent-A Scholarship http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-yayasan-tm-ytm-talent-a-scholarship.html
  13. 31 March 2017: Genting Malaysia GENM Scholarship Awards http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasisiwa-genting-malaysia-scholarship-award.html
  14. 31 March 2017: Skim Biasiswa MyBrainSc Scholarship Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/skim-biasiswa-mybrainsc-scholarship-kpt.html
  15. Kuok Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Awards for Malaysian & Singaporean Public Universities
  16. 31 March 2017: Kuok Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Awards for Malaysian & Singaporean Public Universities http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/kuok-foundation-undergraduate-scholarship-award.html
  17. 31 March 2017: Albukhary Foundation Scholarship Programme @ Albukhary International University (AIU) http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/01/albukhary-foundation-scholarship-programme-aiu-international-university.html
  18. 31 March 2017: Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia PAM Inovar Scholarship Award http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/02/pertubuhan-akitek-malaysia-pam-inovar-scholarship-awards.html
  19. 31 March 2017: Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia PAM Feruni Ceramiche Scholarship Award http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/02/pertubuhan-akitek-malaysia-pam-feruni.html
  20. 7 April 2017: Permohonan Biasiswa Bestari Yayasan Sarawak Scholarship http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/permohonan-biasiswa-bestari-yayasan.html
  21. 7 April 2017: Tawaran Biasiswa Pendidikan Yayasan Pahang Kecemerlangan Menteri Besar http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/tawaran-biasiswa-pendidikan-yayasan-pahang.html
  22. 7 April 2017: Skim Pelajar Cemerlang Yayasan Pahang http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/skim-pelajar-cemerlang-yayasan-pahang.html
  23. 11 April 2017: GAMUDA Scholarship Awards http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/permohonan-biasiswa-gamuda-scholarship-application.html
  24. 15 April 2017: Biasiswa Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship (BTAR) http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-tunku-abdul-rahman-scholarship-btar.html
  25. 15 April 2017: KPMG ASEAN Scholarship Program for Local Undergraduates http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/02/kpmg-asean-scholarship-program-local-undergraduates.html
  26. 17 April 2017: PIDM Undergraduate Scholarship Programme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/pidm-local-undergraduate-scholarship.html
  27. 17 April 2017: Lion-Parkson Foundation Local Undergraduate Scholarships (The Lion Group) http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-lion-parkson-foundation-local-undergraduate-scholarship.html
  28. 23 April 2017: UEM Group Berhad Local Scholarship Programme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2016/03/uem-group-overseas-scholarship-programme.html
  29. 3 May 2017: Skim Prihatin Pendidikan 1Malaysia (SPP1M) 1Malaysia Education Care Scheme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-yayasan-tun-suffian-cambridge-scholarship.html
  30. 22 May 2017: Biasiswa JPA: Penawaran Program Penajaan 9A+ SPM 2016 http://education.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/senarai-biasiswa-jpa-psd-scholarship-list.html
  31. 30 May 2017: Biasiswa Yayasan Tun Suffian Cambridge Scholarship Awards http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-yayasan-tun-suffian-cambridge-scholarship.html
  32. 18 June 2017: Penang Future Foundation (PFF) Undergraduate Scholarship http://education.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/penang-future-foundation-pff.html
  33. 31 December 2017: Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) Discount on Repayment http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2016/10/perbadanan-tabung-pendidikan-tinggi-nasional-ptptn-repayment-discount.html
  34. Open throughout the year: Maxis What’s Next Scholarship for Postgraduate Degree/Diploma Programme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/maxis-whats-next-scholarship-programme.html
  35. Open throughout the year: Biasiswa Karangkraf Scholarship Education Fund http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2016/10/biasiswa-karangkraf-scholarship-education-fund.html
  36. Open throughout the year: Amcorp Study Grant for ACCA Qualification in Collaboration with Yayasan Azman Hashim Foundation http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2016/10/amcorp-study-grant-for-acca.html
  37. 36 Scholarships for IPTA Undergraduate Students http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2014/08/scholarships-for-ipta-undergraduate-students.html
  38. Throughout the year: Intel Malaysia Scholarships http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2014/10/intel-malaysia-scholarships.html

How To Stay Productive When You Are Sick?

Guest post by Scarlett Erin (Share your favourite tips with 56,000+ Malaysian students)

As a student, it is a tough call to pull through the hectic schedule of tasks when you are sick. When you are not feeling well, it only deteriorates your health but it also affects your performance inside and outside the classroom.
How to Stay Productive Study Tips

Therefore, when you are sick you need to pursue a timely course of action to counteract its effects so that you can give your best as a student. Luckily, there are many ways you can stay active and productive as a student while you are sick. Some of them are as follows:

1. Avoid Skipping Classes

If possible, you should attend as many classes as possible. Even if you don’t attend the entire lecture, you’ll walk away with enough information to manage your assignment and prepare yourself for the next classes.

Skipping classes is never a good idea as it results in poor grades in the semestersdue to low attendance. You can take your medicines and a bottle of water to help you pull off the day.

2. Seek A Timely Medical Aid

When you are sick, you should first turn to the campus doctor for immediate help. This will provide you immediate relief from your ailment. Time is the decisive factor here. The longer you take to treat your illness, the longer it will affect your studies.

3. Stay In Touch With Your Classmates

When you are not well, it is important to stay connected with your classmates to keep yourself up-to-date with the current lectures and assignments. You can even borrow the notes from the student to jot down the important points of the lectures.

In this way, you will be able to make up for the loss of the missing classes and you will be able to prepare yourself for the next class.

4. Keep Away From Attending Lengthy Study Sessions

When you are sick, it is possible that you struggle to focus on the lectures which make it hard for you to continue till the last minute. Therefore, it is important that you divide your time in chunks. Rather than spending twohours on completing an entire assignment, you should break it down into different tasks and then attempt each of them.

This will make it possible to manage your energy and time and you will be able to keep your stress levels in control until you recover from the sickness.

5. Continue The Hard Work

When you are sick, it is normal to feel down. However, it should not stop you from achieving your daily goals. What you need to do is to believe in yourself and keep working as much as you can. As long as you continue doing the hard work, you will accomplish your objectives to some extent.

6. Prioritize Your Tasks

When you are sick, you have to prioritize your tasks in terms of their significance and deadline. You first need to complete the more important tasks and then do the other tasks that need to be delivered in a shorter span of time.

7. Seek Assistance From A Friend

Don’t shy away from taking help of one of your friends when you are sick. Acquiring the help of your best friend will help you deal with difficult academic tasks more effectively. If your friend resides too far away from your home, then you can send him a voice message, mail or you can even chat with him to convey your concerns.

8. Take Help Of Technology

In this time and age, it does not make any difference when you cannot attend classes due to sickness. With availability of call conferencing and cloud technology, you can stay connected to your class even when you are at home.

So don’t let the ailment be an excuse to spoil your studies and switch on your laptop or smartphone to stay in sync with your classroom.

9. Preventions Is Always Better Than Cure

When you are sick, you’ve so many things at stake. Not only are you feeling awful but you are also suffering from the loss of your studies which adds to your misery. So it is always advisable that you restrict yourself to a strict routine so that you can get well soon.

Therefore, you should avoid eating the junk food or doing the strenuous workout as these things will only worsen your condition and make you more lethargic. At the end of the day, it is your studies that would get compromised when you entertain such temptations.

If you follow a strict routine as recommended by your physician, you’ll be able to save your energies that you can put in your studies. Besides, you’ll be able to recuperate sooner and get back to your routine life.

The aforementioned tips aim to help you stay productive in your class. Hope they serve their purpose effectively to making you an active student when you are sick.

Scarlett Erin is an Educator, Blogger, and Public Speaker. She has been in the teaching profession for more than 10 years. She is also a professional writer and offers assignment writing service to students.


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) Excellence Pre-University & Undergraduate Scholarships Application Close on 31 March 2017

YSD Excellence Scholarship Programmes

Pre-University Scholarship Programme (China) - Leading to Undergraduate studies at top universities in China

  • Obtained at least 7 A’s (A+ and A only) for SPM 2016 Examination;
  • Total monthly gross household income of RM10,000 and below;
  • Interested to pursue foundation studies at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) in China;
  • Proficiency in Mandarin language is not a pre-requisite to apply.

Pre-University Scholarship Programme (Local) – Leading to Undergraduate studies at top universities in United Kingdom

  • Obtained at least (7) seven A’s (A+ and A only) for SPM 2016 Examination;
  • Total monthly gross household income of RM10,000 and below;
  • Interested to pursue foundation studies locally followed by undergraduate studies in United Kingdom.

Undergraduate Scholarship Programme (Indonesia)

  • Students who have completed STPM/Diploma (minimum CGPA of at least 3.00);
  • Total monthly gross household income of RM10,000 and below;
  • Interested candidates who are in their first year (semester 1 & semester 2) at top local universities are encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate Scholarship Programme (Local)

  • Students who have completed STPM/ Pre-University/ Foundation/ Local Matriculation/ Diploma (minimum CGPA of at least 3.30); or 3A’s for A-Level programme;
  • Total monthly gross household income of RM10,000 and below;
  • Interested candidates who are in their first year (semester 1 & semester 2) at top local universities are encouraged to apply.


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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Biasiswa Yayasan Khazanah Global Scholarship for Foundation, Undergraduate, Master's & PhD (Application Closes 30 March 2017)

Biasiswa Yayasan Khazanah Global Scholarship for Foundation, Undergraduate, Master's & PhD (Application Closes 30 March 2017)

Khazanah Global Scholarship

The Khazanah Global Scholarship is a prestigious award that offers opportunities for bright and high-achieving Malaysians to pursue Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies at selected leading universities around the world.

In addition, recipients of the Khazanah Global Scholarship are provided with leadership trainings and job attachments at leading organisations in Malaysia.

The trainings, job attachments and exposures, and the facility to gain professional experience at leading corporations in the world represent opportunities that we provide in our quest to nurture our scholars to realise their potential to become Malaysia's future business and industry leaders.

The duration of the scholarship will be for the full course of study, as stipulated in the offer of admission, subject to Yayasan Khazanah's terms and conditions.

Scholarships under this programme
  • Khazanah-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Merdeka Scholarship
    • The Khazanah-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Merdeka Scholarships, established to mark the 50th anniversary of Malaysia's independence, are intended to enable outstanding Malaysian students to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. Subject areas may be drawn from a range of fields.
    • Candidates are required to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, and how their study will make a contribution to the future needs of Malaysia. Awards will include university and college fees, accommodation and subsistence allowances, and return air fares.
  • Khazanah-Cambridge Scholarship
    • The Khazanah-Cambridge Scholarship, established in 2009, is jointly sponsored by Yayasan Khazanah and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust (CCEIT).
    • The Khazanah-Cambridge Scholarship is a leadership development programme that is aimed at building Malaysia's future leadership talent. Recipients of this scholarship are expected to not only demonstrate academic excellence, but also develop their leadership skills through training and participation in a number of activities.
    • Scholars of the programme will undergo an enriching personal journey, and will also be part of a cadre of future leaders that will be groomed to eventually lead Malaysia's government-linked companies (GLCs). It is a career-long journey that offers Malaysia's top talents an opportunity to realise their full potential in the transformation of Malaysia's GLCs into globally competitive corporations.
    • The scholarship will cover for the full duration of the course of study, and provides for tuition fees, monthly living expenses, return air passage and other provisions, such as book allowance, establishment and end of study allowances.
General Terms and Conditions
  1. Possess strong leadership skills and active participation in extra-curricular, social or voluntary activities
  2. Applicants must have a consistent and outstanding academic achievement record as follows:
For Foundation Studies
*successful applications will be sent to Kolej Yayasan UEM (KYUEM) to pursue A-Level Programme
  1. Obtained a minimum of 8As (combination of A and A+) in the recent SPM examination or at least 8As in the recent IGCSE.
  2. Obtained A or A+ in the following core subjects: Bahasa Melayu, English, History and Mathematics.
  3. Not exceeding 18 years of age at the enrolment date for the foundation studies.
For Undergraduate Studies
  1. Obtained admission to pursue studies (conditional offer can be considered) or currently in the first year of a Bachelor’s Degree programme at any of the Yayasan Khazanah approved list of universities
  2. Obtained a minimum of
    • 3As for STPM; or
    • 3As for GCE A-Level Programme; or
    • CGPA 3.50 / 4.00 for Pre-university or Diploma or Foundation or Matriculation Programme; or
    • 38 points for International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme; or
    • 90.0 for the Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) or South Australian Matriculation (SAM)
  3. AND obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper Division (UK and Australia University) or where there is a point system, obtained a minimum CGPA of 3.50 / 4.00 for Bachelor’s Degree in semester exam for those who are currently in the first year of a Bachelor’s Degree Programme at any of Yayasan Khazanah’s approved list of universities.
  4. Not exceeding 21 years of age as at the enrolment date for the Degree Programme.
For Master's Degree
  • Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper Division (UK and Australia University) or where there is a point system, obtained a minimum CGPA of 3.50 for Bachelor's Degree
  • Obtained admission to pursue studies at renowned universities (Conditional offer can be considered)
  • Not exceeding 40 years of age as at the enrolment date for the Master's programme
  • To provide research outline/ thesis summary (Research or mixed mode)
For PhD
  • Obtained a distinction or 'A' grade average or equivalent (if there is a point systems) for Master's Degree
  • Obtained admission or currently pursuing studies at renowned universities (Conditional offer can be considered)
  • Not exceeding 40 years as at the enrolment date for the Doctorate programme
  • To provide research outline / thesis summary on the topic they intend to pursue in the Doctorate programme
Apply Now
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Biasiswa Yayasan Khazanah Local Watan Scholarship Programme for Foundation, Undergraduate, Master's & PhD (Application Closes 30 March 2017)

Biasiswa Yayasan Khazanah Local Watan Scholarship Programme for Foundation, Undergraduate, Master's & PhD (Application Closes 30 March 2017)

Khazanah Watan Scholarship Programme

The Khazanah Watan Scholarship is a prestigious award that offers opportunities for talented and high-achieving Malaysians to pursue Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies at selected leading local universities.

The aim of the Khazanah Watan Scholarship Programme is two-fold:-
  1. To train Malaysia's brightest talents to transform its GLCs into competitive business locally and internationally
  2. To encourage individuals with excellent academic credentials to lead and participate in research initiatives that will contribute to the advancement of the universities' reputation in research and innovation.
General Terms and Conditions
  1. Possess strong leadership skills and active participation in extra-curricular, social or voluntary activities
  2. Applicants must have a consistent and outstanding academic achievement record as follows:
Foundation Studies
  1. Obtained a minimum of 8As (combination of A+ and A) in the recent SPM examination or at least 8As in the recent IGCSE
  2. Obtained A or A+ in the following core subjects: Bahasa Melayu, English, History and Mathematics
  3. Not exceeding 18 years of age at the enrolment date for the foundation studies
  4. Obtained admission to pursue studies or currently in the first semester of a Foundation Programme at the selected universities in Malaysia, as below;
    • Pusat Asasi Sains, Universiti Malaya
    • Pusat PERMATA Pintar Negara, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
    • International Islamic University Malaysia
    • Universiti Putra Malaysia
    • Multimedia University
    • Universiti Tenaga Nasional
    • International Medical University, KL
    • University of Reading, Malaysia
    • University of Southampton (Malaysia Campus)
    • Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia
Undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree)
  1. Obtained admission to pursue studies (conditional offer can be considered) or currently in the first year of a Bachelor’s Degree programme at any of the Yayasan Khazanah’s approved list of universities.
  2. Obtained a minimum of
    • 3As for STPM; or
    • “Jayyid Jidan” for STAM; or
    • 3As for GCE A-Level Programme; or
    • CGPA 3.50 / 4.00 for Pre-university or Diploma or Foundation or Matriculation Programme; or
    • 38 points for International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
  3. AND a minimum of 3.500 / 4.00 in semester exam for those who are currently in the first year of a Bachelor’s Degree Programme at any of our approved list of universities.
  4. Not exceeding 21 years of age as at the enrolment date for the Bachelor’s Degree Programme
Master's Degree
  1. Obtained admission to pursue studies at renowned selected universities in Malaysia (Conditional offer can be considered)
  2. Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper Division (UK and Australia University) or where there is a point system, obtained a minimum CGPA of 3.50 for Bachelor's Degree
  3. Not exceeding 40 years of age as at the enrolment date for the Master's degree
Ph.D
  1. Obtained admission to pursue studies or currently in the first year of a Doctoral Degree programme at renowned selected universities in Malaysia. (Conditional offer can be considered)
  2. Obtained a Master Degree with a distinction or a minimum CGPA 3.50 / 4.00 or 'A' grade average and/or excellent examiners' report if the Master Degree is by research
  3. Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper Division (UK and Australia University) or where there is a point system, obtained a minimum CGPA of 3.50 for Bachelor's Degree
  4. Not exceeding 40 years of age as at the enrolment date for the Doctorate programme
Apply Now
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Scholarship Awards by Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) & Securities Commission Malaysia (SC)

Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) Scholarship Award (Application Closing Date: 30 March 2017)

Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) Scholarship Award
Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is looking for talented individuals with leadership qualities and strong academic achievements to apply for its scholarship award 2017.

The SC aims to groom and grow young talents with potential to excel in these disciplines:
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Engineering
  • Financial Technology
  • Actuarial Science
  • International Business
  • Islamic Finance and Banking
  • Investment Banking
  • Law
  • Risk Management
We also welcome students who are pursuing other disciplines such as Visual Arts, Literature and Languages. As a regulator and developer of the Malaysian capital market, SC provides a rewarding career, exceptional opportunities and hands-on experience in a dynamic and stimulating environment.

Scholarship Requirements
A. Pre-university scholarships
  • For pre-university courses at recognised local institutions (A Level, foundation, matriculation, and diploma courses)
    • Minimum 9As in SPM 2016
    • Below 19 years of age.
B. Tertiary scholarships
  • For First degree courses at top universities locally and abroad.
    • Minimum 3As and 1B+ in STPM 2015, or
    • 3As in A-levels, or
    • A 3.5 CGPA at Diploma/Matriculation level.
Other Requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English and Bahasa Melayu
  • Not presently holding other scholarships/loans
The SC scholarship covers full academic fees, books, subsistence and other miscellaneous allowances. Conditional offers will be provided to successful candidates who gain admission into a top institution/university, and will be required to serve a stipulated period with SC, upon completion of tertiary education.

How to Apply SC Scholarship Award 2017?
Click here to submit your application online by 30 March 2017*. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

* We anticipate that many candidates will attempt to submit their online application materials very close to the submission deadline. To avoid heavy server traffic, we require candidates to register by Monday, 27 March 2017, and subsequently, submit all supporting materials for the scholarship application by 5pm, Thursday, 30 March 2017

Application deadline: 5pm, Thursday, 30 March 2017.

Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) Global Scholarship Award (Application Closing Date: 24 March 2017)

PNB Global Scholarship Award 2017
Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB) is a leading asset management company in Malaysia with a total fund more than RM260 billion under its management, including equity, property and unit trust management. With the aspiration to become a world class distinctive investment house, PNB would like to invite the 2016 SPM leavers to apply for PNB Global Scholarship Award 2017 for the following field of studies:
  • Accountancy
  • Actuarial Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Risk Management
  • Property (Hospitality)
  • Communications
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
The successful candidates will be pursuing the A-Level or South Australian Certificate of Education (SAGE) program at local preparatory colleges determined by PNB prior to pursuing the undergraduate studies at selected universities in the United Kingdom and Australia.

How to Apply PNB Global Scholarship Award 2017?
For the terms and conditions and to download the application form, go to our website: www.pnb.com.my and click Our Business > Education & CSR > Scholarship Programs
  • Download form at http://bit.ly/2mbQlK4
  • Closing date: 24 March 2017.
  • Bumiputeras are encouraged to apply
Only the shortlisted candidates will be notified for the next qualifying stage. Should the applicants did not receive any feedback within one (1) month period upon the closing date, application is considered unsuccessful.

Any decision made by PNB is conclusive.


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Monday, March 20, 2017

Permohonan Biasiswa Top 50+ Malaysia Scholarships 2017 for STPM & SPM 2016 Leavers

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Malaysia Scholarships 2017 for SPM and STPM 2016 Result Holders

and their respective scholarship application closing dates.
    Borang Permohonan Biasiswa JPA MARA Oversea Scholarships
  1. 22 March 2017: Biasiswa Program Khas JPA MARA Scholarship Untuk Lepasan SPM http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-program-khas-jpa-mara-scholarship-award.html
  2. 22 March 2017: Biasiswa JPA Penajaan Program Khas Jepun, Korea, Perancis & Jerman 2017 Untuk Pelajar Lepasan SPM 2016 http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-jpa-penajaan-program-khas-jepun-korea-perancis-jerman.html
  3. Biasiswa Petronas Scholarships
  4. 22 March 2017: PETRONAS Education Sponsorship Programme (PESP) http://www.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/petronas-education-sponsorship.html
  5. Biasiswa Bank Negara Malaysia Scholarships
  6. 22 March 2017: Biasiswa Bank Negara Kijang Emas Pre-University Scholarship Award http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-bank-negara-malaysia-scholarship-award-bnm.html
  7. 22 March 2017: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Pre-University Kijang Scholarship Award http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-bank-negara-malaysia-scholarship-award-bnm.html
  8. 23 March 2017: Yayasan Tenaga Nasional (TNB) Biasiswa Luar Negara Sarjana Muda http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/yayasan-tenaga-nasional-tnb-biasiswa-universiti-luar-negara.html
  9. Biasiswa PNB Permodalan Nasional Berhad Scholarships
  10. 24 March 2017: Biasiswa Luar Negara PNB (Permodalan Nasional Berhad) Global Scholarship http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-luar-negara-pnb-global-permodalan-nasional-berhad-scholarship.html
  11. 30 March 2017: Biasiswa Yayasan Khazanah Global Scholarship 2017 http://www.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-yayasan-khazanah-global-scholarship.html
  12. 30 March 2017: Biasiswa Yayasan Khazanah Local Watan Scholarship Programme http://www.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-yayasan-khazanah-local-watan-scholarship.html
  13. The Star Education Fund Scholarship Awards 2017
  14. 30 March 2017: The Star Education Fund Scholarship Awards 2017 http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/the-star-education-fund-scholarship-awards.html
  15. 30 March 2017: Securities Commission Malaysia Pre-University & Tertiary Scholarship Awards (Biasiswa Suruhanjaya Sekuriti) http://www.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/scholarship-awards-permodalan-nasional-berhad-securities-commision-malaysia.html
  16. 31 March 2017: Yayasan Sime Darby China Pre-University Scholarship Programme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/yayasan-sime-darby-china-pre-university-scholarship-programme.html
  17. 31 March 2017: Yayasan Sime Darby Local Pre-University Scholarship Programme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/yayasan-sime-darby-local-pre-university-scholarship-programme.html
  18. 31 March 2017: Yayasan Sime Darby Indonesia Undergraduate Scholarship Programme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/yayasan-sime-darby-indonesia-undergraduate-scholarship-programme.html
  19. 31 March 2017: Yayasan Sime Darby Local Undergraduate Scholarship Programme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/yayasan-sime-darby-undergraduate-scholarship-programme.html
  20. 31 March 2017: Great Eastern Supremacy Local Undergraduate Scholarship Award http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/great-eastern-supremacy-scholarship-award.html
  21. 31 March 2017: Singapore's ASEAN Scholarships for Malaysians: Pre-University One Scholarships http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/singapores-asean-scholarships-pre-univesity-one.html
  22. 31 March 2017: Biasiswa Yayasan Telekom Malaysia (YTM) Talent-A Scholarship http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-yayasan-tm-ytm-talent-a-scholarship.html
  23. 31 March 2017: Genting Malaysia GENM Scholarship Awards http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasisiwa-genting-malaysia-scholarship-award.html
  24. 31 March 2017: Skim Biasiswa MyBrainSc Scholarship Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/skim-biasiswa-mybrainsc-scholarship-kpt.html
  25. Kuok Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Awards for Malaysian & Singaporean Public Universities
  26. 31 March 2017: Kuok Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Awards for Malaysian & Singaporean Public Universities http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/kuok-foundation-undergraduate-scholarship-award.html
  27. 31 March 2017: Albukhary Foundation Scholarship Programme @ Albukhary International University (AIU) http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/01/albukhary-foundation-scholarship-programme-aiu-international-university.html
  28. 31 March 2017: Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia PAM Inovar Scholarship Award http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/02/pertubuhan-akitek-malaysia-pam-inovar-scholarship-awards.html
  29. 31 March 2017: Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia PAM Feruni Ceramiche Scholarship Award http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/02/pertubuhan-akitek-malaysia-pam-feruni.html
  30. 7 April 2017: Permohonan Biasiswa Bestari Yayasan Sarawak Scholarship http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/permohonan-biasiswa-bestari-yayasan.html
  31. 7 April 2017: Tawaran Biasiswa Pendidikan Yayasan Pahang Kecemerlangan Menteri Besar http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/tawaran-biasiswa-pendidikan-yayasan-pahang.html
  32. 7 April 2017: Skim Pelajar Cemerlang Yayasan Pahang http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/skim-pelajar-cemerlang-yayasan-pahang.html
  33. 11 April 2017: GAMUDA Scholarship Awards http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/permohonan-biasiswa-gamuda-scholarship-application.html
  34. 15 April 2017: Biasiswa Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship (BTAR) http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-tunku-abdul-rahman-scholarship-btar.html
  35. 15 April 2017: KPMG ASEAN Scholarship Program for Local Undergraduates http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/02/kpmg-asean-scholarship-program-local-undergraduates.html
  36. 17 April 2017: PIDM Undergraduate Scholarship Programme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/pidm-local-undergraduate-scholarship.html
  37. 17 April 2017: Lion-Parkson Foundation Local Undergraduate Scholarships (The Lion Group) http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-lion-parkson-foundation-local-undergraduate-scholarship.html
  38. 23 April 2017: UEM Group Berhad Local Scholarship Programme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2016/03/uem-group-overseas-scholarship-programme.html
  39. 3 May 2017: Skim Prihatin Pendidikan 1Malaysia (SPP1M) 1Malaysia Education Care Scheme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-yayasan-tun-suffian-cambridge-scholarship.html
  40. 22 May 2017: Biasiswa JPA: Penawaran Program Penajaan 9A+ SPM 2016 http://education.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/senarai-biasiswa-jpa-psd-scholarship-list.html
  41. 30 May 2017: Biasiswa Yayasan Tun Suffian Cambridge Scholarship Awards http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/biasiswa-yayasan-tun-suffian-cambridge-scholarship.html
  42. 18 June 2017: Penang Future Foundation (PFF) Undergraduate Scholarship http://education.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/penang-future-foundation-pff.html
  43. 31 December 2017: Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) Discount on Repayment http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2016/10/perbadanan-tabung-pendidikan-tinggi-nasional-ptptn-repayment-discount.html
  44. Open throughout the year: Maxis What’s Next Scholarship for Postgraduate Degree/Diploma Programme http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2017/03/maxis-whats-next-scholarship-programme.html
  45. Open throughout the year: Biasiswa Karangkraf Scholarship Education Fund http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2016/10/biasiswa-karangkraf-scholarship-education-fund.html
  46. Open throughout the year: Amcorp Study Grant for ACCA Qualification in Collaboration with Yayasan Azman Hashim Foundation http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2016/10/amcorp-study-grant-for-acca.html
  47. 36 Scholarships for IPTA Undergraduate Students http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2014/08/scholarships-for-ipta-undergraduate-students.html
  48. Throughout the year: Intel Malaysia Scholarships http://scholarships.malaysia-students.com/2014/10/intel-malaysia-scholarships.html

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

PETRONAS Education Sponsorship Programme (PESP) for SPM 2016 Students with Minimum 4A+, 5A-

Biasiswa PETRONAS Education Sponsorship Programme (PESP) for SPM Students
Program Penajaan Pendidikan PETRONAS 2017 Untuk Lepasan SPM 2016

PETRONAS Education Sponsorship Programme (PESP) Application Guidelines for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM 2016) Candidates

Since 1975, PETRONAS has awarded education sponsorships to more than 35,000 deserving students possessing high academic caliber. This was and still is pursued passionately by PETRONAS which continues to display a consistent appetite for innovation and a proven heart for the community.

The PESP is once again open to Malaysia’s most outstanding students to pursue undergraduate studies in oil and gas related fields. Eligible candidates will be shortlisted and assessed prior to final selection.

The sponsorships are open for undergraduate programme at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and Foreign Universities.
  1. PESP for UTP
    Successful candidates are required to complete 1-year Foundation Programme prior to pursuing the Bachelor’s Degree Programme
     
  2. PESP for Foreign Universities
    Successful candidates are required to complete up to 24 months of Pre-University Programme prior to pursuing the Bachelor’s Degree Programme
Eligibility Criteria
  1. Malaysian citizens aged between 17 - 19 years old in 2017
  2. Possess strong leadership skills and active participation (demonstrable) in extra-curricular activities
  3. Identify the sponsored programme you wish to study:
Field Qualification Required University Programmes
Technical Minimum 4A+, 5Ain SPM 2016, with minimum A- for the following subjects:
  1. Chemistry
  2. Physics
UTP
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Petroleum Geoscience
Foreign Universities
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Geology/Geophysics
Non-Technical Minimum 4A+, 5Ain SPM 2016 Foreign Universities
  • Accounting / Commerce / Finance
  • Actuarial Science
  • Economics
  • Law


Process & Schedule
16 March 2017: Online Application System opens

22 March 2017: Online Application System closes at 5PM

March 2017: Announcement & Invitation for PETRONAS YoungStars’ Day (PYD)

April 2017: PETRONAS YoungStars’ Day (PYD)

April 2017: Announcement of Sponsorship Awards

May 2017: Acceptance/rejection of Sponsorship Awards

Important Notes
  • All applications must be made using the online system via educationsponsorship.petronas.com.my
  • A detailed guide to completing the online application is available for download in Word formats
  • Processing fee is NOT required for PESP application
  • Notification of successful candidates for the PYD will be announced via educationsponsorship.petronas.com.my. The same username and password will be required for log-in purposes
  • Incomplete or late application will not be processed
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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Things To Check Before Submitting Your Assignment

Things To Check Before Submitting Your Assignment

Guest post by Mary Jones (Share your favourite tips with 56,000+ Malaysian students)

Student life is a blessing, but assignment writing does not quite count as one. Along with giving you sleepless nights, it takes the students to come out of their comfort zones and to work hard and put in the best of their skills to  put together a good assignment. While most students make a last minute move, there are a few wise ones who work in a planned way and get their assignments right. Last minute or the early movers, there are a few things that each student must check before submitting their assignments, so as to avoid losing grades to small careless mistakes. Sometimes, students may miss out on some of these very important points which can lead to a total discard of their hard word. Thus, here are few things to look out for before submitting your assignment.
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Before submitting an assignment, it is important to go through it more than once with the aim to sort out big and small issues that might have an impact on your grades or little details that might help in making a better impression. Here are a few things to look out for:

1. Format


The first and foremost thing to check before submitting an assignment is its format. Whether you are submitting a report or an article or an essay – the format and basic guidelines specific to each one of them must be in place. Check for other guidelines as well, such as the spacing, font size, etc.

2. Content


This is the most important part of your assignment. Look out for all the important points and information that had to be included. Make sure your information is well presented and makes sense when being read.

3. Structure


Each assignment, whether a report or an essay has a basic structure to follow. Make sure you have a proper opening introduction, good and appropriate paragraphs and a conclusion. All your content should have a proper flow and should make sense when read by your grader.

4. Paragraphs


The paragraphs are where you give arguments/evidences in support of your topic. Thus, make sure each paragraph is a decent size with each covering a single point/argument. Talking of more than one argument at the same point may be misleading or confusing to the reader.

5. Referencing


Make sure you understand the referencing system properly and you must give references for every piece of material used in your work that has another source than your own original thoughts or research.

6. Grammar and Punctuation


This is one of the most important factors that will contribute to making a good impression on the reader. The grammar and punctuations must be absolutely correct and thoroughly checked. The commas and semi-colons must be in their correct places and the flow of the sentences must be maintained. Grammatical errors are a huge turn-off to the readers while they also make your work less credible.

Finally, you should check for anything that might add any bit of extra touch to your work and make it more presentable and interesting. Proper illustrations, graphs and diagrams add to the visual appeal of your assignment, while making it attractive to the reader. A student’s life experience of going through transition from grade D to A reinforces the necessity of approaching the coursework with a structured approach popular with all academicians.

10 Steps to Check Your Assignment Before Submission

To sum it up, a student should follow these 10 steps below before submitting an assignment.
  1. Go through the assignment marking rubric and check if you have covered all the sections.
  2. Check for necessary sub headings to map the solution against the marking rubric or with the suggested structure, if any. Take note of the requirement if the marker expects a format with or without sub headings.
  3. Read through the whole solution to make sure the thought flow of points is smooth and add a few sentences here and there to aid the flow.
  4. Check for grammatical mistakes, especially those which are highlighted by MS word.
  5. Reduce too long sentences and break them down in to smaller sentences.
  6. Find sentences in your solution which state a fact but have no references. Add necessary in-text reference at the end of the these sentences. Do fill in all the fields of information in a specific citation. Missing information must be filled up with information about the source by looking them up over the internet.
  7. Reconfirm if the referencing style is as per assignment guidelines or not and add the bibliography at the end of the solution. One must strictly follow the university referencing guidelines as required in your coursework. Check the number of references in the bibliography and reconfirm if it’s sufficient for your assignment.
  8. Include the prescribed cover page along with the Table of Contents (TOC), if needed.
  9. There should be proper referencing done for outsourced materials.
  10. Before you submit check the Turn it in report if possible and make changes to remove plagiarized sections (if any) before the final submission.
This last minute effort will save you from making little mistakes that often take away those top-up marks that could have made a huge difference in your overall grades. Thus, check, read through and make sure that there is nothing that might steal the show from all the hard work that you have put into your assignment.

Mary Jones has written articles and papers which have been selected by many reputed academic journals and paper publishing platforms. She is also a private tutor at AssignmentEssayHelp and provides assignment help to students. Mary Jones is known for her academic prowess in subjects like Human Resources & Sociology / Psychology. Mary Jones uses her extensive knowledge in these subjects to help students and is a firm believer in the fact that knowledge shared is knowledge gained. In her spare time, Mary is a lively soul making the most of every moment of life.


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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

5 Common Millennials Purchasing Habits in Malaysia

5 Common Millennials Purchasing Habits in Malaysia

Guest post by Mark De Jesus (Share your favourite tips with 56,000+ Malaysian students)

Inflation and the higher cost of living is a monster that we all have to deal with, regardless of age, race or income level. It affects the prices of goods and services as a whole, but the trick is knowing how to manage your own personal finances to ensure you maximise the value of every ringgit that you earn.
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Millennials are facing a tricky situation right now whereby many are expecting a higher starting salary to cushion the higher cost of living, yet their spending habits don’t quite seem to work in their favour either. There is a famous saying by Robert Kiyosaki, “It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep and how hard it works for you”.

This is a way of life that many Millennials can gain from, put aside the figures and think about what you do with your money. Many of us are living in high levels of debt and well beyond our means.

Purchasing Habits among Malaysian Millennials


A recent Malaysian survey asked Millennials aged between 22-35 what they were spending their hard-earned income on. Though it is a small sample size of 10 respondents, the results are not surprising as it is a common trend across most research:
  1. Food

    This is where the largest chunk of millennials hard-earned money goes to, in fact, it is as high as 40% of their monthly income. No surprise here, we love to eat and dining out has become a favourite pastime for many of us. The growth of the café culture and also hip joints started up by our very own Malaysians sees many of us willing to spend on food despite the increase in cost of living.
  2. Loans and Debts

    Did you know that over 22,500 bankruptcy cases in Malaysia as of September 2016, were individuals between the age of 25 – 34. This is worrying and highlights that many millennials are living beyond their means. Surprisingly, the number one cause of bankruptcy are the hire purchase loans, followed by personal loans, and then housing loans. Many also live off high-interest credit card debt that continues to swell and they find themselves spending most of their income towards debts.
  3. Rent and Utilities

    Payment of their home rent and bills takes up a large portion of our income too.
  4. Fun and Online Shopping

    Late night outs, alcohol, binge drinking, partying, shopping, retail therapy. You name it. Millennials love to spend their money on instant gratification and excessive lifestyles, including the latest mobile phones and electronic gadgets.
  5. Petrol

    Petrol consumption is a necessity and it’s no wonder it’s one of the top spending habits. Many of us prefer to own our own cars, so our daily commutes will definitely eat into our monthly income.
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Let’s not forget that Malaysians are online shopaholics as recently reported by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) who shared that Malaysia has the highest penetration of online shoppers in the region, making us one of the fastest-growing online markets in the region. 7% of online shoppers make a purchase daily, 26% once a week, and 54% once a month. Although this is in totality, we’re pretty sure Millennials make up for a good size of this demographic, given that an average Millennial spends 3.8 hours of their day on their mobile phones. Their time is split between their social media accounts, watching videos, and online shopping.

These are the biggest expenses per month, and if you look at it, none of those listed above actually works for you. It doesn’t generate more income for you, it just causes your wallets to bleed. Savings and investments don’t even make it into the Top 5 and that’s alarming.

Young, educated and in debt


In fact, a study by the Asian Institute of Finance (AIF) revealed that Millennials in Malaysia are dealing with large financial stress so early in their lives, by being trapped by their high-level of debt and impulsive spending habits.

Many of us are living on money that we don’t even have yet, we live off our credit cards and there are approximately 38% of us taking personal loans to fund our lifestyles. 47% are living off high-interest-rate credit cards, that’s nearly half of the Millennial population in Malaysia. Only 28% of Gen Y claim to know how to manage their finances.

It’s clear that while Millennials have a healthy appetite for spending, it starts to border on unhealthy for their financial security when they start living in debt and living beyond their means.

Seeing this worrying trend, we suggest keeping on top of your finances with a budget, but also educating yourself by reading articles for more financial tips and advice on how to best manage your finances.
Mark De Jesus

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Monday, February 20, 2017

10 Most Common Mistakes Students Make In SPM Physics Problems

10 Of The Most Common Mistakes Students Make In Physics Problems

by Justin Goh (Share your insight with 56,000+ Malaysian students)

Physics is considered troublesome by many students. To be honest, I have particularly seen this subject cause more headache than even mathematics in some cases. That’s because of the numerical, derivations, principles, concepts, complicated formulae associated with it.

In here, I have listed a few of the most common mistakes made by students while solving physics problems. The main point of highlighting these little devils is to make students aware of these mistakes causing them to double-check everything during their examinations.

Let’s go through them without further ado.

1. Mixing units


This error is the most common of the lots. It’s a silly mistake on one hand but at the same time it’s troublesome on the other.

This error usually occurs when students fail to read the problem in detail. Students must take into account all the unite present in the problem. And at the same time calculations need to be done in a consistent set of units.

Meaning, if they follow the MKS system or the CGS system (according to the requirement or choice), they have to ensure that they do the entire calculation in respective to a specific system.

Take a peek at this example:
Say, a problem contains two values, one in meter and another in hour. The student has to follow a MKS (Meter, Kilogram, Seconds) system to do the come to a result.

How can he do that?
  • Keep “meter” as it is (because it tallies the MKS system).
  • Convert “hours” into seconds.
  • Then s/he should continue solving the sum on basis of the above two values.

2. Expressing result in the wrong unit


This mistake usually happens due to the question itself. The main culprit behind this error is that the student was too careless to pay complete attention the problem in detail.

For example:
The problem asks for an answer in the CGS system. The student over looks it completely and gives the answer in MKS. This results in zero marks even though the problem’s down correctly from the top to the bottom.

3. Confusing degrees and radians


Students have a tendency to think that most physics problems utilize degrees. Yes, most do but not all.

Simple examples can be angular velocity and acceleration that utilize radians in their calculations. Those are the places you have to ensure that you use radians in your calculations. Keep these things in mind even when you use calculators.

4. Mixing sines with cosines


This is a pretty basic error that happens in physics especially when students are newly introduced to trigonometry.

Ensure that you know the following relationships by heart: [refer to the triangle below]
  • sin θ = opposite/hypotenuse= b/a.
  • cos θ = adjacent/hypotenuse= c/a.
  • tan θ = opposite/adjacent =  b/c.

5. Vector recognition errors


I can explain this better with an example.

In vector additions, suitable vector addition technique needs to be implemented. This means determining the result in 2 components.

Many students make the mistake of summing up vector magnitudes without thinking that they should add the components instead.

6. Latent heat ignored in thermodynamics


Latent heat’s the energy absorbed or released by a thermodynamic system resulting in a change in phase such as solid to liquid or vice versa etc.

This heat’s ignored in many calculations resulting in a mistake.

So you must not forget to take latent heat into account when you are involved in any physics problem involving phase changes.

7. Kirchoff loops sign errors


Kirchoff’s laws are usually used to calculate the magnitude of current in a circuit. Most errors occur in these problems because students make simple and silly mistakes with signs.

The trick’s to get these signs right and you’ll come to the correct result in no time.

[A point to remember- To avoid confusion, you must put arrows to mark the direction of all current.]

8. Faulty resistor additions


These errors occur when students have to find out the total resistance of a circuit connected in series and parallel.

When 2 resistors (say R1 and R2) are connected in series, R= R1 + R2.

When 2 resistors (say R1 and R2) are connected in parallel, 1/R= 1/R1 + 1/R2.

9. Using wrong ray directions in light diagrams


Ray diagrams are considered an integral; part of light. The most common mistakes students make in ray directions is the usage of wrong-directional light rays.

10. Mistaking angles of refraction


While doing sums based on refraction, many students fail to get the angles right. Just remember that the angles are measured with respect to the “normal” (AKA perpendicular).

Well, we have talked about all these problems for quite a bit of time; didn’t we? How about turning these problems into a part of the solution? Let’s go through a few thumb rules then.

A few thumb rules to remember …

  • Don’t panic.
  • Read the problem closely.
  • If possible, draw the diagram.
  • Write down the list of information given in the problem in a tabular format on your sheet for calculation.
  • Keep important formulae under your nose. List them systematically on your answer sheet during exams.
  • Last but not the least; solve one variable at a time.
So that’s it. Just stay calm and you’ll have the situation under control in no time. It’s time to bring this article to a close now. Hope you had a good read.

Justin Goh
Justin Goh is a former teacher and prolific writer, penning blogs to help the parents, students and the educators alike. Regularly contributing articles for MyPrivateTutor Malaysia, he prefers to write on varying aspects of education ranging from learning strategies and preparation tips to the ways to reach out to the students better.


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