Introduction

Assalamualaikum and hi everyone !

How are you ? Fine ? Good ! Today I would like to introduce myself . My name is Nur’Iman Aqeela Binti Mohammad Hafizan . I’m 18 years old . Now I’m currently persuing my study at UiTM Melaka , Campus Alor Gajah in Diploma in Banking studies . One of the purpose of this study skills portfolio is to introduce to all students to the concept of documenting the processes in identifying learning strategies that they utilized  throughout the semester . This subject will help students identify their own learning strategies that fit their learning style and also improve their GPA .

The content of subject UED 102 :

  • Introduction
  • Learning Style Inventory
    • Styles of Learning
    • Scoring Your Inventory
    • My Personal Learning Style Plan
  • Goal Statements
    • Goal Getter
    • S.M.A.R.T Goal
    • Academic / Personal Goal
  • Fixed Commitment Calendar
  • Getting To Know The Campus
  • Prioritized To-Do-List
  • Memory Strategies ( Activity 4.1 )
  • Reading Text ( Mini Case Study )
  • Note Taking Strategies ( Activity 5.1 )
  • Note Taking Exercise Using Cornell Method ( The Note of Maslow’s Hierachy of Needs )
  • GPA Worksheet ( Two Sample Exercise of Amelia Ameer )
  • My Reflection of  Overall UED 102 Course

 

 

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Learning Style Inventory

Learning Style Inventory                                              

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dribbbleinfographicIt was created to determine someone preferred learning styles . You need to do your scoring inventory and the highest score of it will be your preferred learning style . Everyone has their own style of learning . If you have a high score in more than one area then you’re using additional modalities . There are 3 styles of learning :

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  • Visual
    • The visual learners need to see the information that they should know . Such as watching film and demonstration . The visual learner also can see the picture in their mind when they are reading .
  • Auditory
    • The auditory learners need to hear what are they studying . They will usually catch up and remember what they hear in a lecture . Reading out loud also will be beneficial for them .
  • Kinesthetic
    • Kinesthetic learners need to be physically active and doing things . They are a hands-on learner . They learn by doing what they are learning . They need to move and be active to remember and understand a lecture . They have a good coordination .

 

Scoring Your Inventory

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When you already know your learning style , you should be smart in planning your strategies when you are studying . You should figure out what is the best way to study and link it with your learning style inventory . If you can combine your learning style , it will strengthen your ability to  retain your information .

Here are some of the methods that I have learnt that can boost up your studying skills :

  • VISUAL LEARNERS
    • Visual learners prefers to do their notes by using mind maps , flow charts and diagrams using various colors . This will make them more motivated to skim through their notes when the exams are around the corner .
    • You can paste the notes around your room, as it will be easy for you to view them. Hence it will make you easy to memorize them .
  • AUDITORY LEARNERS
    • As  the name itself , it means to listen . Therefore it will be easier if you summarize your lecture notes and then for you to read it out loud .  Auditory learners must be able to hear what is being said in order to understand as they may have difficulty with instructions that are drawn. However ,  if the writing is in a logical order it can be easier to understand . They also use their listening and repeating skills to sort through the information that is sent to them .
    • Other than that , you can also record your lectures and you listen to them wherever and whatever you are doing .
  • KINESTHETIC LEARNERS
    • Kinesthetic learners are the type of person who prefer to study using their body movement. For example, using their sense of touch to cut up chart and diagrams , create flashcards and move them around with large , sweeping movement .
    • Reciting your notes when walking also helps you to remember . Not only that , by sharing the information that you have obtained will also helps .

My Personal Learning Style Plan

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Based on my scoring inventory , my result shows that I am more of a visual type of learner. This means i usually learn based on the example of the exercises or from the demonstration by the lecturers . I also love to make creative visual diagrams when the lecturers are giving their lecture . But sometimes I’ll be auditory learner because when the examination is just around the corner , I prefer to hear than reading . I can memorize better if I hear the other person read the notes for me when examination week . So , I prefer study group ways on examination week .

Goal Statements

Goal Getter

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  • My Goal
    • To get the dean list in each semester and graduated in my Diploma with Vice Chancellor Award.
  • My Reward
    • My parent’s happiness is the best reward.
    • Treat myself some delicious and expensive food.
    • Buy some new branded clothes for myself .
  • Milestone
    • Earned grade B on Chinese I.
    • Earned grade A+ on Fundamentals of Islam.
    • Earned grade B+ on Business Mathematics.
    • Earned grade A- on Risk and Insurance.
    • Earned grade A on Business Communication.
  • Motivational Quote
    • You never know how strong you are , until being strong is your only choice – Bob Marley

  • This quote really motivates me because it makes me stronger to faces the obstacles in the university life. Besides that, this quote motivates me to study hard and achieve my goal for my parent’s happiness. This quote also reminds me that I have to be strong for people who love and appreciate me. Thus, I also believe that if my intentions are true than Allah will help me to succeed.

S.M.A.R.T Goal

SMART

Specific – I will study hard and smart to achieve my goal which is to get dean list on each semester and graduated in my Diploma with Vice Chancellor Award at UiTM Cawangan Melaka, Campus Alor Gajah. I’m doing this to make my parent’s happy and proud with my success.

Measurable – I will know I’ve accomplished my goal when I throughout all my semester with the dean list. It makes my goal become brighter when I get dean list for all semester because it is the only way I can get the Vice Chancellor Award.

Achievable – Insya Allah (with the permission of Allah), I think I can do it based on my work hard and du’a from my family and friends. My goal will not be easy to achieve but I am quite sure that I can do it and I will put 100% effort and focus to get it.

Relevant – This goal is important for a student because this goal determines someone’s future and courses that they can take on Degree. This goal will make students from Uitm product are high quality and worthy.

Timed – I will complete this goal before I’m graduating .

Academic / Personal Goal

  • Short-term goal
    • A short-term goal is something you want to do in the near future. The near future can mean today, a few weeks, this month, or even this year. A shortterm goal is something you want to accomplish soon.
    • The examples of short-term goal :

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  • Long-term goal
    • A long-term goal is something you want to do in the future. Longterm goals are important for a successful career. A longterm goal is something you want to accomplish in the future. Longterm goals require time and planning. They are not something you can do this week or even this year. The goals cannot be done in a year. It takes time a couple of years to finish the goal.
    • The example of long-term goal :

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Fixed Commitment Calendar

 

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The main key to success is to manage our time wisely, this is already proven that a scheduled timetable will make our time arranged and our future brighter. When we have a timetable, we should be disciplined by following the timetable that we had made. By managing our time, our minds will be less hectic hence will be less stressful. Not only that, we will also have some leisure hours, in that available time we can hang out with our friends, explore around the campus, work out and etc…

Getting To Know The Campus

I am studying at UiTM Cawangan Melaka, Campus Alor Gajah. So here is some history of the establishment of UiTM Melaka. Campus Alor Gajah.

UiTM Melaka began in August 1984 at a temporary building at the MARA Skills Institute (IKM) at Jalan Hang Tuah. In the beginning, there were only 32 support staff and 5 Lecturers. The number of first students at the time was 158 and courses offered were Diploma in Public Administration (DPA), Diploma in Business Studies (DBS), Diploma in Accounting (DIA) and Diploma in Secretarial Science (DSS).

January 1994 began moving to Campus in Lendu, Alor Gajah. Campus Area 358.2 acres and 26 Km from Melaka City. On 2 May 1996 UiTM Melaka Campus (ITM Melaka at that time) was officiated by YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia namely Dato’ Seri Mahathir Mohamad On 26 August 1999, the Prime Minister of Malaysia declared that ITM was upgraded to Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

From 1984 to present, UiTM Melaka has been led by 7 Directors. UiTM Melaka is growing rapidly with an increase in students’ surpassing 6,500 people. Assisted by 283 support staff and 460 lecturers. Some of these lecturers teach at both campuses.

So today, I would like to share with all of you how my campus looks like. Please enjoy the video and look how amazing my campus are  🙂

Example of departments that available and the contact number of the person who is in charge of every department in UiTM Melaka, Campus Alor Gajah :

  • HEA ( Academic Affairs )
    • Abd Rahman Bin Yasin ( Senior Clerk )
    • Phone: 065582098
  • HEP (  Student Welfare )
    • Shamsul Shafie ( Senior Clerk )
    • Phone: 065582351
  • PJI ( Research Offices and Industrial Networks )
    • Baizura Binti Baharin ( Clerk )
    • Phone: 065582324
  • Bursary ( Treasurer’s Office )
    • Zanariah Hamzah ( Senior Administrative Assistant – Finance )
    • Phone: 065582297
  • Library
    • Roslah Laman ( Senior Librarian )
      Phone: 065582079
  • BPF ( Facilities Management Division )
    • Abdul Hadi Bin Mohd Salleh ( Assistant Engineer )
      Phone: 065582843
  • ACIS ( Academic of Contemporary Islamic Study )
    • Nasaruddin Bin Abu Bakar ( Senior Clerk )
    • Phone: 065582058
  • PBB ( Help Police Office )
    • DSP/PB Mohd Sabri Bin Abdul Aziz ( Senior Security Officer )
    • Phone: 065582065
  • Sports Centre
    • Mohd Tarmizi Bin Mahmud ( Sports Officer )
    • Phone: 065582038
  • Quality Management Unit
    • Zuriana Binti Yazid ( Clerk )
    • Phone: 065582338
  • Corporate Communication Unit
    • Yun Aizun Binti Zulkhaini ( Clerk )
    • Phone: 065582511
  • Health Unit
    • Tuan Norhayati Binti Anuar ( Clerk )
    • Phone: 065582062
  • Unit of Vehicle
    • Rosli Bin Aman ( Driver )
    • Phone: 065582018
  • Information Technology Unit
    • Ruziana Binti Rihan ( Assistance Information Technology Officer )
    • Phone: 065582314
  • Counseling Unit
    • Noorhamizah ( Counselor )
    • Phone: 065582046

Prioritized Task List

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What is the meaning of priority?

Priority is defined by something that is very important and must be dealt with before other things. The prioritized task list is divided into 4 parts which are high priority tasks, medium priority tasks low priority tasks and additional tasks.

High priority tasks are something that must be handled or finish instantly. By this, it could be mean an assignment that you have to finish by the following week or a payment that you must pay or your phone bill could cut off. However, the medium priority tasks list is occupying the mid-position in a scale of preference, rank or position. As an example, check my PTPTN application in email and register curriculum activities in online. As for the low and additional tasks list, the tasks are basically in the same group. This is because both of the things is something that is the least important or that doesn’t have to be done in the near future. This could be doing a laundry, cleaning my room and go watch a movie with my friends.

 

Memory Strategies

Activity 4.1

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This activity exercise was done to know how good your memory processes are. Total points that I ‘ve collected based on this exercise is 7, which mean my memory processes is quite good. I usually memorize something by closing my eyes and keep repeating the information or lesson that had been taught.

What is the definition of memory processes?

Based on Wikipedia, memory processes are divided into three main processes involved in human memory are therefore encoding, storage and recall (retrieval). Additionally, the process of memory consolidation (which can be considered to be either part of the encoding process or the storage process) is treated here as a separate process in its own right.

 

 

Reading Text

Mini Case Study

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Based on my reading of this mini case study, this short story is about a teacher who’s named is jack is about to copy the chapter that he is so interested with but he wants to do that in an illegal way. Jack’s intention to share about the chapter to benefit others is good but he should not break the copyrights violation, therefore, he has to ask the author’s permission first. Jack asked Stephanies about the copyright of the computer software isn’t it the same with the copyrights of the book but Stephanies said no. The copycat person will never use others full name unless there is a problem. Stephanies said that is true about the computer software also protected by copyright because you can’t copy program from diskette, cd or DVD without license to do so. If there is a program that you concerned about you must have the district license for it and you might be allowed to make your copies.

Note Taking Strategies

Activity 5.1

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It is very crucial to know how to take proper lecture notes. Also, we must be extra cautious on the lecturer’s tone of voice. This is because it might give hints on with topic that may come out on your examination. Not only that, try to highlight the important or keywords of your notes as this will help you to pay extra attention to it when you are rereading the note on the future. When taking notes, try to be organise and creative. By doing so, it will stimulate your brain even better hence your memory of the topic youh ave learn would be stronger. For example, taking your notes in the Cornell method way.

Note Taking Exercise

Cornell Method Template

What is Cornell method?

The Cornell method provides a systematic format for condensing and organizing notes. This system of taking notes is important as a high school or college level student. The student divides the paper into two columns: the note-taking column (usually on the right) is twice the size of the questions/keyword column (on the left). The student should leave five to seven lines, or about two in (5 cm), at the bottom of the page.

Notes from a lecture or teaching are written in the note-taking column; notes usually consist of the main ideas of the text or lecture, and long ideas are paraphrased. Long sentences are avoided; symbols or abbreviations are used instead. To assist with future reviews, relevant questions (which should be recorded as soon as possible so that the lecture and questions will be fresh in the student’s mind) or keywords are written in the keyword column. These notes can be taken from any source of information, such as fiction books, DVDs, lectures, textbooks.

Within 24 hours of taking the notes, the student must revise and write questions and then write a brief summary in the bottom five to seven lines of the page. This helps to increase understanding of the topic. When studying for either a test or quiz, the student has a concise but detailed and relevant record of previous classes.

When reviewing the material, the student can cover the note-taking (right) column while attempting to answer the questions/keywords in the keyword or cue (left) column. The student is encouraged to reflect on the material and review the notes regularly.

 

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The Note of Maslow Hierarchy of Needs ( using Cornell method )

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