Be A Top Performer Student “Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Bau Yoon Teck FIT Tutor e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://pesona.mmu.edu.my/~ytbau/ Office: FOE/C/R2050
Good, Average or Bad Student ? • GOOD STUDENT • BAD STUDENT • AVERAGE STUDENT
Vision Statement • State the vision and long term direction • What you want to become in the future?
Goal and Objective • State and Achieve your small-small goal and small-small objective • Goal/Objective: Good IQ (skill and knowledge) and Good EQ (person) • Sub-goal/Sub-objective: … ?
Today’s University Life • Technical Skills • Soft/Communications Skills • Meet the Deadlines • Assignment Submission • Lab Submission • Tutorial Submission • Project Submission • Score your Test, Quiz • Score your Mid Term and Final Exam
Today’s University Life • Theory, Practice and Skill • Attendance of lecture and tutorial class • E-Learning • Self-Learning • Your Portfolio • Learn more than had been taught in class • University Co-curriculum Activities
MMU’s University Life – in General • In-campus or Out-campus Life • Learn Common Acronyms to seek help • Student Representative Council (SRC) • International Student Services Unit • Student Affairs and Sports Division (STAD) • Intranet and Internet Services • Centre for Information Technology 1 and 2 (CITS1-computing and communications infrastructure and CITS2-ICEMS) • Multimedia Learning System (MMLS) • Security and Medical Services • Facilities Management Division (FMD) • Food Court, Book Shop and Library
MMU’s University Campus Life • More time to study • Must be active in MMU club and society to continue your hostel application • Balance between study and play • Room mate
MMU’s University Off-Campus Life • More Freedom and Choice – Better room and better facilities • Time Management • Transportation – MMU Bus Services provided • Resource and Cost Sharing • Make full use of MMU Library • House Mate
MMU’s Club and Society • Be Healthy and Strong Join Karate, Tae-Kwon-Do, Silat, Wushu, Aikido • Be Explorer Join Astronomy Circle • Be Disc Jockey Join DJ • Be Innovative and Creative Malaysian Invention & Design Society Cyberjaya • More at http://club.mmu.edu.my About Total : 136 ++ MMU club or society What is ++ ?
Case Study and Real Life Example • How to choose Student Activities ? • Based on your hobby or Interest • To Learn New Things or Skills • Choose Active Club or Society because there is guidance from others • Choose Inactive Club or Society to make it famous • To Know More friends from other Faculty as well • Escape dullness of study only :)
How can We do best for both in our Academic and Co-curriculum Activities in University? • Time Management • Personal Management • Resource Management • Communication Skills • Be Focus and Reach for your star • Be organized – Keep and file all the papers you have read • Be efficient – least commitment principle and important thing comes first • Set some reasonable goals with deadlines
How can We do best for both in our Academic and Co-curriculum Activities in University? • Keep a to do list • Avoid distractions • Confront your fears and weaknesses • Be yourself • Balance reading, listening, thinking, writing, learning and speaking • Learning is continuous process
How can We do best for both in our Academic and Co-curriculum Activities in University? • Make full use of Internet Technology but not plagiarism / merely copy ’n paste • Make full use of Library, virtual Library ‘n Hypermedia Library • Happy Go Lucky – Have Fun Here ! • Do it Early or DIE • Do it Everyday or DIE again e.g. programming
How can We do best for both in our Academic and Co-curriculum Activities in University? • When you meet your goals, reward yourself • Don't compare yourself to others too much • Don't do everything at the same time • Exercise • Use the student counseling and academic advisor services
How can We do best for both in our Academic and Co-curriculum Activities in University? • Come early to lecture and tutorial class • Sit in front of the class • Prepare before comes to class • Work in group • Consultation Hours • Study smart and study hard
How can We do best for both in our Academic and Co-curriculum Activities in University? • Appreciate team work • Show your leadership and tolerance • Be Responsible and Honest • Do your best not try your best • Others – that suit your personality and experience :)
Why Co-curriculum Activities is IMPORTANT? • Avoiding the study blues • Student Activities Performance • Occasionally we need to do something fun without feeling guilty!
Shoe Story • Boy want to buy new shoe • Ask mother to buy new shoe • Mother resist • Cry and Run from Home • Come Back Home, Why ?
Shoe Story - Answer • After run from home, the boy see somebody at the street • A Beggar without the leg !!! • Go back home • Mother Ask why you come back ? • Hug his mother and Say “I love you mother because I had leg”
Shoe Story – Lesson Learnt • Certain constrains such as accommodation/facilities facing by students is not a reason not to be excel both in academic and student activity • If you see anybody who complaint: Tell them Shoe Story :)
Shoe Story – Similar Story • A rubber estate children stay in poor condition of housing area without even moderate facilities can get good result BUT children study in good environment can get bad result • Always put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too. • Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.
Last but Not Least • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy • PMA – Be Positive • Team – Together Each Achieve More, Share and Care • Strike Balance and have a Burning Desire to success in every thing that you do • Come here to be success ! and you all need to make it HAPPEN … • Remember, Education is the best defense of Nation
Student Frequently Ask Question • "Ask a question and you're fool for 3 minutes; do not ask a question and you're a fool for the rest of your life.”
References and Resources • Websites Internet • FIT Students and Staffs • MMU Alumni Society Selangor and Malacca - Thank You -