Written by Amier Qadri
Hi, still new in this site actually just like you. I am someone who believes that can fulfill my dream in order to have wonderful life besides improving myself as 19 years old and being mature. Life can be lovely depending on how you imagine and what you dream about. That’s it. I personally like to write, reading and discover something new.
"You will miss this kind of life," this word still fresh in my mind as one of my lecturer had told me confidently when the final exam was getting to its line.
"Its horrible life had ever I feels." I shouldn't have flinched at the thought. This first time thought crossed my mind after a week having life as matriculation student. I'm not denying that, becoming a student of matriculation is kind of tiring life beside completing the assignment, tutorial and revision. But, it could be easier when you can manage your time wisely. When you come to be a matrix student, first thing you must do is get ready with physical and mental because schedule in matrix is totally different with secondary school and it is packed. I’m not denying that, it’s very tiring, 8 hours rushing to tutorial and lectures. Break is just only one hour for lunch then continuing back at 2 o’clock. Hey it’s not a bad thing because when you’ll work, the duration is almost same, 8 hours a day. At first, maybe you feel so damn tired but finally u will be adapted by the rushing of time. But, during evening let the burden out from your mind by doing activities, such as cycling, jogging or either sleeping. For me, at the evening I prefer to sleep because I like to stay up at night, doing revision and completing the assignment. It then turn very interesting day during weekend. No books and assignment will be touch because I spent my weekend by watching movies at night. Some students prefer to play games like Dotta or other strategies games. Like hostel in secondary school, you may go for outing from 8am and back to college before 7pm and wear any attire you like.
Being a matriculation student, you have to be quick every time. You need to rush in your studies, although it just only 4 main subjects will be taken. Maybe it sound like so hard to cope, but don't worry, you will be guided with kind and helpful lecturer and yet you definitely not believe how kind they were. Once you want it, then you get it. Just stick on what you have targeted for. You should be grateful if you get the chance to be matrix student. Yes, matrix is easier than STPM. Matriculation syllabus is just the summary of what form 6 learn at school. In matrix, we still can use STPM syllabus for revision. But the content of the book is quite a lot compare to matrix. In my point of view, taking Form 6 is almost same by choosing Two Year Program (PDT) in matriculation. Now, STPM had begin the accumulation pointer by semester just same like matriculation. But, seriously I’m saying that, you will get a lot of advantage when you take PDT in matriculation since the lecturers intend to help you more. Compare and contrast PDT with Form 6, become PDT you may have a lot of time to get understand each topic you learn. In a semester, about ¼ chapters of a subject will be cover. Just imagine! You also have a lot of guided class held by the lecturers. And yet, you may have a lot of time to meet the lecturers to consult you if you not understand. Do you get it from the teachers at school?
Since there many quizzes and test will be done, you'll need to be prepare every time. A month, you'll be face approximately 2 to 3 quizzes and test. It is good for you as it can help you to know what level you are in that subject. Hey, don't worry with that. It just only covers the topic you learn recently and a lot of lecturers held consultation hour for the students to improve their understanding. The marks from the quizzes and test are required for the teacher to give their marks. For your information, matriculation had standardized the marks; 10% from UPS (Mid-Semester Test), 20% from PB (Continues Assessments) and 70% from the PSPM (Final Semester Exam).
Before I get into the college, there are so many people criticize matriculation programme. They said that 'taking matriculation program going to kill you. It’s hard to get cope with the study, with the life, everything need to be independet'. Honestly, they totally wrong. Once you become the students you will know that matriculation is the best. Seriously. Listen here boys and girls, for your information, matriculation giving you a lot of chance to get place in IPTA with >3 pointer and easy to get scholarship when you get >3.50. From my experience, there are also 2.0 students get place in USM, do you believe it! If you get sucked in your mind to what you want for course in university, the counselors in matriculation will help you. Everything going to be okay if you intend to help yourself.
Just be chill and try to get the rhythms when you become matriculation students. Different people might have different style to how they cope with the life and study. But for me, as ex-matriculation students, it's kind of enjoyable life in matrix since I’d become Student Representative Council (JPP). Bahagian Matrikulasi, KPM intend to send the students to explore the real life. A year, not really, maybe it just 10 month, I'd get to know the life in other matrix and their people. There are so many activities held a year. One of the big events of Matriculation is KAKOM (Karnival Kokorikulum Matrikulasi). KAKOM enable you to get involve with a lot of activities in national level. It also give you advantage to get 10% marks of cocuricullum. I just got 8 because I’m not taking part in it. =)
One thing that I would not forget is about my classmate and JPP. I got very friendly classmate. Know what, it just only 4 boys and 19 girls. Well, during our batch, the number of female students is larger than male students. What a funny moment when trying to get a group. This 4 people always be together but somehow, we need to be separate. Well, it’s not a bad thing. It teaches us how to cope and be in a group with different gender. In fact, different opinions produce good quality of work. It is approved when, my classmate taking part in a drama fest during Science Carnival. They did it well even they didn’t get place. The cooperation given, finally produce interesting story. That’s it.
Finally, to sum up all this word, just be positive. Confident with your skill and talent that you have. If homesick is going to let you down, busy yourself with a lot of activities and be friendly. Let the people know you and avoid being alone. You won’t feel bored if you are always busy. Don’t let the people set up of your life because you will face all of it, not them. Try to ask yourself how much benefit it will get you in return. Hope this will be interesting for you to read. Stay tuned!
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