Monday, July 07, 2008

Not-so-needed for IIUM Biomedical Science Students


Textbook
I have seen many instances of textbooks that became nothing but accessory on the rack. Considering the thickness of the books and uncountable yet valuable knowledge inside that book that is not fully and smartly used by the buyer, to me it’s a complete waste of money. You can name a price for a book that is only 3cm thick but it costs more than RM100++!

Photocopy of lecture note
Try your best not to print your lecture notes, but instead ask from the lecturer the softcopy of the presentation. From there you can read and make your own summary of the note and it’ll be personally handier than a compilation of A4 paper that you have to bring here and there but yet not read and used. Moreover, you can at least contribute to save the environment by minimizing the use of papers.

Lecture notes from senior
I repeat, lecture notes. Not lab report and assignments. For lecture notes, every year, there’ll be usually new lecturers who teach that particular subject and they have their own notes to be given to students as references. Even some have added or changed a little bit of the contents of the subject based on their method of lecture delivery and objective of teaching.

As alternative, what should you do?

Easy and Ready Internet Connection
You can name a number of services provided by Celcom, Maxis, DiGi, Streamyx etc that are related to internet connection which you can subscribe and use it like the world have no boundaries! Once you have it, it’s like you’ve bought thousands of textbook since there are uncountable academic websites that you can use to revise and refer to.

Personal Computer
Nowadays it’ll be hard to cater the need to study for university students if you do not have personal computer. For all lecture notes given by your lecturers, you must ask the softcopy for your revision. As I said above, minimize the use of printed lecture notes and revise the notes using your computer and make summary your own way.

Recent lecture notes
Never miss even one lecture note from each end of class. Make sure you ask for a copy from your lecturer. It is also advised for you to open a virtual group in the internet like YahooGroups so that no one would miss any of the lecture notes and to make it downloadable anytime and anywhere.

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10 comments:

Tuan Caracol said...

hahahhaha
fikir balik,
untung gak biotech gune buku mahal2 ~rm400 to 500.
jadi student tak payah nak beli buku...so bila grad, senang nak packing...notes pulak bley "diabaikan" jerk...

tapi tu lah...tengok balik, budak2 batch aku yang sanggup beli buku teks, semua dapat 1st class, aku jerk.....tak mampu nak beli...huhuhuhuhu...tak per lah...bersyukur jer...

semua orang ada bahagian masing2..

szakif said...

pojan..

mak aih.. lagi dahsyat! kitorang dapat harga buku semahal seratus lebih pun da mengeluh, apatah lagi sampai 400-500 hengget!

mungkin yang dapat first class tu menggunakan sepenuhnya buku yang diorang beli. maklum la.. sah2 harga buku2 tu mahal, so diorang tak nak sia2kan duit yang tlah dilaburkan. bagus jugak eh harga buku mahal2 nih?

luppi said...

ada ke buku pat lima ratus? x ingat pun...
tapi aku rasa textbook penting la. Especially when u're planning to have a future in academic path. I don't like libraries, so slalu pau buku teks kawan2. huhu. Disebabkan aku tanak dapat dean's list, so aku tak beli sgt buku2 teks :p

szakif said...

luppi..

aku ade plan nak jadi academician. tapi takde rase cam nak sangat beli buku teks. camne tuh? huahua~

tu ah.. pasal kite pun tak certain pasal future kite, apa sahaja pilihan dan decision yang telah kite buat sekarang akan affect ourselves in the future. kan?

tgk ah nanti kalo betol aku jadik acaemic staff adekah aku akan tukar statement aku. hu~

:: !zyan :: said...

aaaaaaaa...rindu nyer student life!!!

szakif said...

kak izyan..

saba saba.. hidup memang memerlukan perubahan. akak sambung la master. boleh jadik student balik. huahua~

ILA said...

salam..
ahaaa...akak dah dtanggg niii!!!
teringat zaman study dulu.
kami kerap record guna tape apa yg pensyarah ajar. ye lerrrr...kami kat belakang jadi minah2 lalokkk..
terngantukkkk...huhukk..cos mlmnya buat part time kat kfc.
al maklum..x nak susahkan ibu bapa.

zaman skrang ..kuasa teknologi lebih tinggi.Bertuah bagi mereka seperti zaki.Of cos kemudahan laptop perlu di samping slalu.Itupun ada yg masih tak mampu sebenarnya.

Zaman akak kena manapak ke library tauuu..huhukkk

nurilahi said...

:D

firex santos said...

ehm......samekooomm.....

cool blog...... saye juge student iium la.... ehm......

szakif said...

firex...

welcome! dah join community blog di iiumbloggers.com?

thanks for the compliment :D

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