Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Is exams a fair way to assess a student's capabilities?

1) Cheating

Nowadays, with all the technological innovations, cheating is kinda common... I'm pretty sure they're gonna develop 'Cheating Apps' soon...

Here's 50 ways of using technology to cheat:

2) You may fall sick, get hit by a car, suffer from emotional stress (someone close to you die) during exams...

And consequently, you waste a full year or semester!

3) Luck!

In my college for lab exams, students need to choose from a lot of questions... Obviously, if you're lucky enough you'll get a pretty easy question!

4) Do college authorities have anything to say about you passing or not?

Currently, I heard that someone occupying a rather important place at the college told a student: "Your Degree is in my hand!" 

It's like if they like they'll make you pass, otherwise, you're fcked!

5) Due to the exams pressure, do students really learn something at school or they just study to pass the exams? 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Bob Marley's Love Quote

"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. 

You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. 

They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. 

There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. 

Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. 

Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. 

You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible.You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. 

You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life."

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Learning Process

There're many psychological definitions, flowcharts and diagrams to illustrate The Learning Process.

But for me, learning is the fact of increasing our knowledge coupled with applying whatever we've learnt in real-life situations.

How many times have you tried really hard to remember some complex mathematical formulae just to use it on the day of exam and forget all about it afterwards?

Studying just for the sake to clear out your exams ain't call studying... well, not that exams aren't important! But my point is, learning should be a fun, creative and innovative activity... Not the thought of being stuck in a classroom and checking your watch every 5 minutes wondering when the lectures would get over!

"Grades do not measure intelligence & age doesn't define maturity."

Monday, February 17, 2014

What does your facebook posts say about you?

What’s on your mind when you’re posting something on facebook? Well, depending on your moods, your facebook posts can be divided into irritating posts and non-annoying posts.

Non-Annoying Post- These can be funny or informative.

Funny Posts:

Informative Status Update:

1. Traffic jam at Pheonix.
2. No school today due to torrential rainfall.

Annoying posts
There can be many reasons for posting an annoying facebook status. The main reasons are:

1. Forging your image
2. To induce jealousy
3. Attention craving
4. Narcissism

1. Image Forging- The user wants to change the perception his facebook friends have towards him.
  • Yayy! I passed my first semester exams!
  • Guess who finally got her driving licence? :D
  • Thank you Krista for the amazing day <3 nbsp="">
  • Off to Buddha Bar tonite!
  • Seemingly, you can now clear your engineering exams drunk :P
Statistically, only 10% of your facebook friends care about what you post! Consequently, 90% don’t give a damn whether you’ve cleared your papers or where you’re going to spend your weekends!

2. To induce jealousy
  • Post picture of your new car/apartment/girlfriend
  • Hawaii here I come!
I guess facebook is  the place where you can make your friends/ex-es envious of your life!

3. Attention Craving
  • ... is cleaning my room!
  • What a horrible day!
Some people use facebook cos they’re feeling lonely, but that doesn’t mean you need to post any shitty thing that is happening in your life every minute!

Now, some users would just look at the comments without responding to any of it, and he even likes when ppl are commenting. Others, would eventually elaborate what hap on that day. And there are others, who would continue keeping on the mystery until he’s got many likes and comments…
  •  Thank you @blaah @blaah @blaah @blaah for everything you’ve done. All these years of bla bla bla and bla…
This type of user would tag his friends for every little unimportant things!

4. Narcissism- The user likes to brag about his thoughts, his life...
  • Pizza!
  • Off to KFC, then the beach, then home…
  • It's raining!!!

There’re some people who just as soon as they’ve reached somewhere they would update their status:
  • I’m having coffee @some_place with @some_people
Seriously, what are you trying to show when you’ve checked in at some place? If you really were having fun, you would not be updating your status simultaneously. I guess facebook was created to be used when you don’t have anything to do, and not to be used as a personal diary!
Before facebooking it*
  • I just finished my dissertation!
You finished your paper, so wat? Do you need a medal?

  • Posts some news happening around the world: war in that country, presidential election in that country, statistics on global warming, football matches score...
We’ve got newspapers and news websites for that!
  • Publishing some quotes from Einstein, Buddha, Jobs, Gates…  
Ok fine you find a post inspiring, and you think by sharing it with your friends, your friends would become more motivated? You want to inspire them, do something inspiring, don't use others quotes! Some people just post these things to craft their image; they want people to see how inspiring you are!

In a nutshell, there're different types of facebook users and somewhere even we've published annoying fb posts!

Here are some other facebook-related post that you might like:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Just a little 'womanly' thought...

Women have been facing sexual discrimination since the early ages, and even if today they are allowed to vote in some countries, they are still not considered to be equal to ‘men’.

Nowadays, in our so called ‘modern society’, some women still do not have the right to go to school. It’s as if women were put on this planet only to reproduce, to stay at home and cater for the needs of his husband and children.
Furthermore, women have been depicted as being ‘sex-objects’.  In most porn movies, it is the woman who is being dominated and treated like a sex-slave. Not only virtually, but all around the world, sex crimes and rapes are on the rise.
What excuses do men have? She was not decently dressed? She was walking alone at night?

Due to these narrow-minded people, women are more afraid of going out, to do whatever they want to do; they are being deprived of their Rights. Rights to be free! Rights to express themselves! Rights to lead a normal life like any normal ‘man’.

It’s high time we start changing our mindset about women being the weaker sex but rather considering them as equal counterparts. Small acts  when multiplied by millions of people can change the world :)

“A woman brought you into this world, so you have no right to disrespect one!”