QUOTE(abangzayn @ Jan 3 2013, 12:58 AM)
Among all the science subjects (Physics, bio chem) Which one of it does not require any coaching/guide? I'm planning to take up only 2 of those subjects in tuition and self-study the remaining one at home. Is that a good idea?
You should go about without tuition first . If you have trouble , you can always start taking tuition classes in form five . You will never escape the fact that one day you'll have to do everything by yourself ( pre-u , college , university ) so it's probably better to start now .
Oh ya , did you get my message ?
Added on January 3, 2013, 2:55 pm
Posts by iSean , that is , queries about whether most of the students will fail Add Maths in the first exam or not , can get irritating pretty quickly .
So dear juniors , please :
If you want to make your life hard by believing in such statements , go ahead . Most of my friends , due to their intelligence , said that they will definitely fail their Add Maths , and indeed they did . And then they continued to fail all of their Add Maths examinations after that . Just shows how dangerous a negative mindset can be .
I never complained about how hard Add Maths was ( I strongly believed that I could excel in it , and I had A+ for all of my Add Maths exams ) . No , I am not trying to boast or make myself look good or whatever , what I'm trying to say is , believe in yourself , and you will do just fine . There were times where I couldn't comprehend certain concepts in Add Maths ( I vividly remember the trouble I had involving taking an inverse of a function in a function ; I self-studied , my teacher didn't provide adequate explanation . I asked people online , and finally , after days of thinking and working with the concept , I got it . And I don't think I will never forget it . )
Until today ( I'm in form five currently ) I am self-studying with only the aid of a few seniors online whom I've never met , and also the resources on the internet, without any tuition classes ( I don't know if this will be a mistake , but I'm willing to take the risk ) . I'll be honest, I still have trouble comprehending certain concepts ( like my current problem - visualising the compression and rarefaction of air molecules in a sound wave ) , but I think I'm getting there . It all boils down to personal effort . If you're willing to work hard , then it will be possible , it will be hard , yes , but how long do you think you can by taking short cuts ? One day you'll run out of short cuts and the only thing that will work is your personal effort .
So , if you ever encounter problems when studying , don't give up easily , and resort to short cuts , e.g , taking tuition classes only a few months into your form four . If you have a problem , ask , do some research on your own , think hard , and you will definitely get it in the end .
Aristotle once said :
The roots of education are bitter , but the root is sweet .
So I hope some of you here will think and not make rash decisions so early , it's still the 2nd day of your form four life . Experiment with what you've never seen , don't let the judgement of others cloud your vision . I spent 5 months experimenting with different subject combinations ; took Accounts , found out that I was able to handle it , but Accounts just bore me , so I dropped it . I never considered Ekonomi -- I've always thought of it as a boring subject , but I picked up an Ekonomi book , flipped through , looked the past year papers and fell in love with it .
Good luck , guys .This post has been edited by maximR: Jan 3 2013, 02:55 PM