KOLEJ DISTED-STAMFORD NEWS
SPM exam guidance
Mastery of subject content and well-grounded revision is not sufficient to excel in the SPM examination.
“I also need to be well-versed in question answering techniques in order to score in an SPM subject,” said SMK Penang Free Form 5 student Aaron Raj.
Aaron was among the students from 12 secondary schools in Penang who attended the SPM Examination Answering Techniques Seminar organised by the Penang Secondary School Counsellors Council and hosted by Kolej Disted-Stamford on 16 August 2008.
“At the seminar, I learnt that apart from theoretical knowledge, thinking and calculating skills are important to do well in the sciences and maths,” said Aaron.
His school mate Erwin Ooi Chin Wei was also glad to have participated in the event.
“The speakers taught us how to tackle exam questions and provide answers that could maximise our chances of getting higher marks," Erwin said.
“I also got the chance to seek clarifications on some difficult Additional Maths topics from the speaker,” he added.
The project co-ordinator Annie
Ong, who is also the SMK (P) Methodist student counsellor, said: “This
is a community service to help Form 5 students to enhance their
answering skills in the SPM exam. It bolsters their preparation to do
well in the exam.”
SMK (L) Methodist student counsellor Ooi Gim Ewe added: “The students benefit from the exam guidance given by teachers who are very experienced in their respective subjects.”
“It’s part of our counselling efforts to raise the academic achievements of fifth formers,” he added.
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