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Seminar Lonjakan Minda SPM 2013

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Alhamdulillah. On the 23rd February 2013, I was invited to give a two hours seminar on Essay Writing for English 1119, SPM. The event, Seminar Lonjakan Minda SPM 2013,  was organised by the Alumni of Sekolah Agama Menengah Tinggi Sultan Hisamuddin, Jalan Kota Raja, Klang. The venue was at Dewan Kuliah (C), Fakulti Kejuruteraan Elektrik, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Shah Alam. About 270 students from SAMT Sultan Hisamuddin, SAM Sultan Hisamuddin and Maahad Integrasi Teknologi Sains were present. I must congratulate all the organizing committee members, who are ex-students of SAMTS Hisamuddin, for the job well done.






Simple, Compound or Complex? The Choice Is Yours!

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Professor David Crystal explains, "Sentences make words yield up their meanings." To be able to express your ideas effectively, you need to know the variety of sentence structures and how to use them appropriately in your piece of writing.
Study the examples below, and you will see how your idea can be expressed in three different ways without changing the meaning.
Example 1: It was raining cats and dogs. (simple sentence 1)The boys refused to stop playing football in the field. (simple sentence 2)
Example 2: It was raining cats and dogs, but the boys refused to stop playing football in the field. (compound sentence)
Example 3: Even though it was raining cats and dogs, the boys refused to stop playing football in the field. (complex sentence)For more information, read Fokus SPM (February 2013, page 38-39)

"seen" VS "shown"

What is the difference between 'can be seen' and 'can be shown'?
can be seen-boleh dilihatcan be shown-boleh ditunjukkanTherefore,
The theme 'love is important in a family' can be seen throughout the novel. (correct)The theme 'love is important in a family' can be shown throughout the novel. (wrong)

Seminar "The Secret to Writing A+ Essays" @ Sekolah Menengah Sains Hulu Selangor

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Alhamdulillah. On the 29th and 31st of January 2013, I went to Sekolah Menengah Sains Hulu Selangor in Hulu Yam Bharu, Batang Kali. I was there to share the secret to writing effective essays with the SPM candidates. It was a wonderful experience as the students are so smart, and the teachers are friendly. I really hope that all of the students will pass their English with flying colours in SPM, InsyaaAllah.