My assignment marks are out

I am satisfied with my marks and comments made by the examiner. I acknowledge that there are areas that needs improvement especially the formatting and referencing part. Nama pun belajar kan.. so learn we must. Awal2 memang tak perfect lagi.

My assignment for Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia, TITAS (MPU3323) on Nujum Pak Belalang scored 56.75% over a total of 70%. I did the task diligently, following the rubric guidelines attached to it. I feel that even if you are at lost at what to write, the rubric can help you. Aim for the best column mark because it seems that even in the best column, there are gradings from a weak-strong to a strong-strong point.

As you can see, my APA part needed more work.

My sources to help me for the TITAS write-up were mostly online journals but I got help with regards to the language form from books at the Melaka public library. I read on Malay literatures and proper DBPish magazines just to get a nice lenggok to the language. In a way, I can insert peribahasa, kiasan and perumpaan’s appropriately in my essay to make it a nice read. So that bila baca ada macam pantun or gurindam sikit. We want the examiner to feel intrigued and delighted to read our essay.

My other assignment is for the Learning Skills (OUMH1603) subject around Good Citizenship EDucation (GCED) and I chose the topic of Biodiversity. I have probably said it a lot of times, I really enjoyed writing about it and I made sure my examiner knew about it. Again, my guide is the rubric chart provided alongside the assignment. I achieved 50.25% over a total of 60% for this.

In this assignment, I highlighted the problem of Periuk Kera near extinction with regards to the Lemang Periuk Kera and of an individual, Jadav ‘Molai’ Payeng who replanted a forest in India. One of the most helpful sources I looked into while writing about this is the Biodiversity Course playlist on the California Academy of Sciences channel on YouTube. I understood the theories from our OUM handbook better after watching the videos. YouTube is an excellent resource for assignment write-ups. You can use the words and even some great sentences because it does not go through the similarity check unless it is written down somewhere and available on the internet.

All assignments go through a similarity check and different ranges of percentage warrants respective mark deductions. Since both of my essays had less than 30% , no marks were deducted. If say, a student has between 30.01 – 50% from the check, 5 marks are deducted and the list goes on. It is just not worth it. Do the assignments on your own, do not hire third party help. Do not copy a friends essay even though they are at a different learning centre. Write from the brain with passion. LOL.

I can’t give access to my essays at the moment.

Not until I have gotten my marks from other parts of the examination. Once I am pass that, only then I can upload my essay. Thank you for your understanding. I hope my other results are OK too. Wish me luck.

2nd paper exam – TITAS

My TITAS exam is scheduled to be next Monday. Also, an MCO online format in MCQ. Questions are open from 0100H on 11th May and closed till 0800H on the 12th. InsyaAllah I can sit for mine on the 11th at night after Iftar just before I go to bed.


Students only managed to have one face to face tutorial for this subject with Dr Nazri and covered on Tamadun Melayu. I think it would be equally helpful to hear him talk about Tamadun China and India as well. It is quite challenging to learn history just by reading the handbook. I had recurrent ptosis. Ha ha ha.

I did go through the lecture videos on the portal but the presentation was pretty superficial. It did require additional reading on the students part. I tried. I you-tubed on the Chinese and Indian civilization but they were lengthy. It is quite overwhelming not knowing what questions may come out during the exam.

I tried my luck googling for TITAS MCQ samples. They were a few free ones. I bet some have stumbled upon sets of questions from and random ones by the teachers institute – UPSI. At least, there is something than nothing.

Thankfully, this paper only accounts for 30% of the total marks. The other 70% is from my coursework – The Nujum Pak Belalang assignment. I really hope my examiners enjoy my written work and bestow good marks on it. 🙂 I really want to do well in all my subjects. I really do.

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

Wish me luck.

TITAS exam

Our modules and assignments are designed in such a way that it is part-time friendly. Meaning, that learners are assessed in various ways. In OUM’s case, most of the assessment is assignment driven. And the assignment comes in various forms. It can be a traditional academic essay or in the form of a video.

TITAS’s final exam is the MCQ. Apart from trying the sample questions uploaded in the student forum, I also googled ‘TITAS MCQ’ for more samples. I printed at least a few pages of the questions I found online.

Indeed, all the searching paid off as some of the questions in the final MCQ had the same vibe as the ones available online. I was able to answer them confidently.

Taking notes

It’s hard being a student back.

An attempt of writing up notes. Bought coloured markers and all. Including pretty pastel highlighters from Shopee. I think students nowadays take notes on Ipads. Very digital. I am still old school but I will find a way to make it work.

The aim is to so-called list the objectives of the topic on that little paper and then do the contents afterwards.

*kinda doing backdated entries now.. ha ha*