When students go in to College or University they are going in to new life style and the beginning of new adventure. Life is full of surprise and it is important for every individuals to be independent, depending on others for every problems can lower down your confidence and as well as respect from others. University is the best place to develop independence, because in students have to manage by them self to achieve good grades, they have to manage their times and as well as their financial issues. If the students keep on asking their parents for help when ever they have small little problems then that is wasting the opportunity to learn to deal by them self in life.
There was a person who was working in one of the top banks, and he said one of the most important thing in work life is having good manners. Then there was another person director of one of the big company said the "person with good manners will always shine above all" and "good manners never runs out of fashion". Students have one of the best opportunity to develop good manners during their study in university or college, students can start developing good manners by respecting their lecturers. Students should greet their lecturers and friends. Greeting with hand shake when they meets their friends and looking directly into their eyes when they are talking to others is the start of developing the right manners.
Majority of the people loves kind people, being kind to others is having respect to the people around you. Students can develop kindness in university by being kind to lecturers, staffs and also to other students. Do not be only kind to those people when you need them but be kind to every one. Being kind person always pays off well soon or later.
4) General Knowledge
Students loves to play computer games and hang out with their friends, these things are good, it is good to play now and then computer games and it is good to makes friends., but they have to be a time to develop general knowledge. University is the place where students can develop general knowledge very fast because of the international students. In one university there are student from more than 50 countries and this will help students to learn about their cultures. Learning other countries culture is one of the ways to develop general knowledge. Students should also read news and they should also read about the countries so that they can have more knowledge about other countries, student should learn about geography, they don;t have to learn according to the geography books but they can surf the internet to learn about basic things.
In conclusion I would like to tell students not to waste their time and opportunity during their times in University or College, there are a lot of things to learn and develop. Make use of the opportunity and make best of your educational life by learning and developing things that will get your through life with confidence and with pride.
One Tip That Will Help Any Student to Pass is Group Study with Smart People
Group study is known to be most effective way to study, but it has to be with the students that wants to pass and wants to study. Students who struggle passing their courses should make friends with the students who likes to study, because they will study and then they will also share what they have learned. Regardless if you are good at studies or not but if your form a group study with 3 or more students, then you have the high chance in passing your subjects. The students in the group can help one another to explain what they have learned and this will help them to have clearer understanding it will help you to understand also.
Form the right group.
Forming the right is vital, it is very important to have the group that is willing to study instead of just talking to one another during the study hour. If the students form a group of student who are lazy and just wants to talk to each about things that is not related to the subject then that group will not pass or do well in their study. Students should be in a group where there is smart students who knows the subjects and have the determination to study hard. These kinds of people will have good influence in you if you are struggling with your study.
How to form the right group or how to join the right group.
It is easier to join the group that likes to study rather than forming a group. The best way to join a group that likes to study is by knowing the students during the class and remembering their faces. The try to go more often to the library. When you go to the library try to talk to them and ask them about their names and staff and some question to get to know each other. After that then just ask them if you can sit with them, but make sure you don't ask anything in the first day when you joined them because then they will think you are using them. But then try to sit next to one of the person who is in the group during the class times but don't ask to many question but instead just try to be polite and remain normal. Then go to library every day and if you see then always join them, but after the first time no need to ask them after that just simple join them. Start asking them questions after 1 or 2 weeks when you get use to them. Try to take notes in the class and try to share those notes with them also so that they think you are contributing. Once you are member of their group then try to form another group in your own who are not that good at studies and needs help. Learn from the smart group then share with the group who are not good at studies. This tactic is proved to be the best tactic that was used by many students.
In conclusion I was an international student in Multimedia University and studied foundation in Management and I was not good at studies and this tactic helped me to get through my studies, with the overall CGPA of above 3.0. In my degree I could get much higher grade than this and by towards the end of my degree I was fully capable of studying in my own. For all the international student I recommend them to use my tactic and they will not regret.
Please share your tactics by commenting and it might help other students to pass their subjects.
1) Lower the cost of the goods sold in the restaurants and shops inside the university campus.
The campus shops and restaurants are reasonable expensive, most of the restaurants in the campus are owned by the university and if some of the shops are owned privately then the university should give them lower rent but impose price barriers. The students are not reach and they don't have so much money. Some of the local students have to work while they are studying and some of the international students who cannot afford has to cut cost in other things like food to survive. Therefor the universities should stop think that the students have a lot of money and starting thing of ways to helps students to be able to afford to study and live while they are studying at the university. The campus restaurants should be affordable for students so that all the students can afford to eat food. The universities should thing about every
2) Provide low cost or free bus shuttles with efficient schedules.
In some of the universities they are no bus shuttles provided for students, and there are some universities that provides bus shuttles but it is costly and the students have to wait for very long time before the bus comes, and also the timing between the next bus is too long. If you miss the bus then you have to wait for the next shuttle which might be after 4 hours. The universities should provide hourly bus shuttle to the hostels or to the apartments near the universities with semester based payment and it should be cheap so that students can afford to pay without worrying about payments.
3) Provide better hostels.
We all know how the hostels of most of the universities, due to the lower rent of the hostels in the university campuses the hostels are really dirty and it is not taken care by the university. Universities should provide secure and safe hostels for students to stay. They should clean the hostels time to time so that it can be clean. Hostels are usually meant for students who cannot afford to pay for the private accommodation but it can cost students more to stay in hostels because it is not secure to stay in some of the hostels. That is why it is best to give some kinds of security in the hostels.
Discounts for students with high grades
Some students are hard working, and due to their hard work they achieve in studies. But sadly some of the students that study very hard and spend hours to get high grades dropout in their last year of their study because they cannot afford to study. What the universities should do is to give discounts for the students that high over all GPA, the higher the over all GPA the more discounts they should get, this will encourage the students. This is will be very hard to impose for the universities because the student who really wants to study will always give their maximum effort and those who doesn't want to study will not give effort regardless of the reward. The universities should maybe provide some extra help for those who request for discounts with the supporting documents.
What would you want universities to do for students?
The worst thing about being student is being broke, student's don't have so much money and we don't earn money also. It is so hard to be student with no money, then there is tuition fees, rent fees, utility fees, books, and printing. When you think the worst is over by graduating then you have debt to pay off. This is the worst thing about being student in all around the world. It is kind of annoying also when others think that students have a lot of money.
What is your worst thing about being a student?
Please comment to share your story!! but please remember no discrimination of universities or politics!!
It is not easy to be international students in Malaysia or in any other country, there are some issue that makes it hard for international students to study abroad. The issues like fluctuation of the exchange rate, homesick, difference in the system of the education and also the language.
Fluctuation of the exchange rate
The exchange rate fluctuates time to time in Malaysia, the fluctuation of the exchange rate has some advantages and also disadvantages. International students have to exchange their currency to US dollars in their own country and then exchange US dollar to Malaysian Ringgit. Sometimes when the US dollar gets strong against Ringgit Malaysia then it benefits the International students because they can get more Ringgit for their US dollars. There are some days when the Ringgit gets really strong as high as 2.85 or 2.90, when the ringgit is this strong it is very expensive for International students to study in Malaysia. This is one the reason why it is hard to be international student in Malaysia.
What should you do when the ringgit is too strong against US dollar?
International students should try to minimize their spending, it is not advised to buy electronic gadget at this time because it will be expensive. They have to use their money wisely which is pay for tuition fees, accommodation and also food only.
Homesick is common among the international students, most of the international students miss their homes for about 2 months after they arrive Malaysia, but once they get use to Malaysia they start loving it here. The international students also start having homesick after about a year, this is very good indication to give a visit to their home town. Homesick is when the students miss their family, friends and their home town. Homesick is also one the reason why it is hard to be international student in Malaysia.
Difference in educational system
The educational system is different in most of the countries, and when these students from abroad come to study in Malaysia it makes it very hard for them to cope or perform in their studies. Some of the students have graduated from High school in their country and when they come to Malaysia they can study in Bachelor Degree without studying in Foundation, but it is highly recommended that their study foundation even that they can start in Bachelor Degree. Foundation is preparation for Degree, students that have graduated from Foundation will be able to do well in their studies when they are studying in Bachelor Degree.
Language difficulties in studying in Malaysia
Language difficulties is one of the biggest issue in studying in Malaysia and there is nothing international students can do about it. In Malaysia they are a lot of different languages spoken among the Malaysians such as Chinese Mandarin, Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Hokkien, Bahasa Malayu, and Tamil languages. When international students tries to hang out with the Malaysians they will be speaking in their own languages which is hard for the international students to hang out with them.
What should you do?
International students should focus more on English language, and not worry about the Malayans speaking in their own language because they can speak in their own language and it will be unethical for international students to request from them to speak in English among them. If the international students have extra time to learn they should learn Bahasa Malayu because it is easier to learn and it is widely spoken in Malaysia.
In conclusion it is hard to be international student in any other countries, but these kinds of difficulties are the start of being responsible and independent as an individual person. International students should be careful with their actions , they must not make any problems in Malaysia, because they came to Malaysia to study. International students should understand the reason why they came to Malaysia and also try their best to get good grades in their studies.
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