Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rizal's Place Tomorrow - Timing

Zuhair has informed that we can go any time tomorrow. I am sure that your Auntie will wait for you from morning. So, I propose we go there after we finish our class at around 12.30. We start the class at around 8.30 am.

I am sort of happy that you are ALL prepared better - more aware of the challenges that lay ahead.

Tomorrow morning, we meet for the LAST time. I congratulate everyone who completed the course with me. I also hope to start the Last Phase of our work from Sunday.

Good luck to Everyone.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Our Work Today - Tomorrow

I am not at ALL satisfied with the performance today. But at least YOU are more aware about the nature of your Mistakes.

I could not get the link of the 8 Tests - but that is fine.

Tomorrow we shall cover a discussion Remaining 7 tests - following items.

  1. ALL Sentence fill-in (19 x 7 = 133)
  2. Few Short Passages
  3. 4 Long Passages
  4. 5 Writing Selections
EVERYONE must attend the class.

The following students are requested to send me reports on their Current Statuses regarding Maths-CR-Writing.

  1. Nishat
  2. Washeq
  3. Argho
  4. Mahmud
  5. Umama
  6. Nimmi
  7. Nila
  8. Nahaz
  9. Nawaz
  10. Zuhair
  11. Raidah

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Maths Strategy Handouts

Dear All,

Here are the links to all the Maths Handouts: You can review these all in about 3 HOURS. If you click links it will AUTOMATICALLY open in a separate window.

Formula - 1
Facts and Formulas
Basic Formula
Basic Math Vocabulary
Formula Review Quiz
Strategy QUIZ
MOST Important - Formula List
Most Important - 2
1 Page Formula List

Hope to see a much better performance tomorrow.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Tomorrow's Class

Get ready for tomorrow comprehensive Review of the Critical Reading and Writing Class. We shall also work on a FEW Maths issues.

I hope NO one fails to join tomorrow's class.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Our Class Today - Reading Strategy & Writing

Today we did a few sundry things.

We accesses the page on the Critical Reading Strategies from the College Confidential - courtesy Ratul. We also discusses the idea of Intertextuality in Detail. We discussed the Song "I wanna be like you" from The Jungle Book.

We have also briefly answered a few Writing Corrections.

We intend to talk a few other things from the Writing Strategy - KAAPLAN Writing Handbook.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Only 3 in the Class Today

Dear All,

As we had decided earlier - we will keep ourselves busy - so it did go today. Only Nimmi, Ratul, Waseq, and Zuhair came. I have been busy all day with finalizing the Essays. I hope everybody is working FULL scale at home.

We shall meet on THURSDAY, in the morning. Therefore, Tomorrow is Closed too. Do NOT waste this Wednesday - work at home and if you have query - send me MAILS.

From Saturday we shall go ahead full throttle - every day at least ONE test of SAT-I test. I shall also have at least 2 classes on the SAT-I. One on Critical Reading and the other on Writing.

Hope to receive your mails today.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Argho - Reports on Grubbers Maths


I have so far given 3 practice tests on Grubbers, each containing four sections. These are my observations regarding Grubber Maths: 

    1) They emphasize on word problems to much depth in comparison to other books.
    2) Permutation and combination is of a different type, a sort that is quite rare in exam papers.
    3) Integer and other even odd and miscellaneous problems can be frustrating at times, and some are even highly complex. (SOME)
    4) Some of the sums require above 2 mins to solve.
    5) It is de-motivating but is the next step to a better maths score.


Friday, November 9, 2012

This LETTER is actually for Everyone


Nimmi,

While it is very important that you attend the app classes - it is equally important that you attend the EXAMS with proper preparation. 

In the meantime - keep sense - settle down - read a few essays from Granta (actually any source you think Fit) and start writing about the world around you. Please remember that going CRAZY is NOT going to help you. You have this crazyness experience before and I must warn you NOT to repeat it. 

So, go for some reading and - Writing Essays on some VERY Carefully Selected Topics. 

Mamun

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Brown

Dear Sir,

I don't need to worry about Brown any more. I've submitted every component of the application process.

Thank you,
Shababa

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

I will be in the class tomorrow at 9 am

Dear SAT Students,

I will be in the class tomorrow at 9.00 am - I shall be working for some pre-scheduled tasks. If you have anything specific to work on - Do Please send me a mail tonight to prepare me for the workload.

I will be TERRIBLY busy till the 7th for finalizing some of the ED documents. I guess we shall start our regular work on the morning of 7th November - that is On Wednesday.

Send me mails of your individual SAT-II reports too.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Today - Tomorrow - What NOW!


Forgot to mention that we shall have NO class tomorrow. From the day after we will have un-interrupted classes till the 15th November. Of course FRIDAY-s are excluded.

Please consult the following GRID to see what task you have at hand. There might be some lack of accuracy - if you find one please send me an immediate mail.


Name
Your Task
Meet me Tuesday for
Argho
Work on Univ Forms
I will assign further task
Adnan
School Transcripts
?
Hasnat
Univ Choice
Finalize univ/college
Lamisa
She’s Working!
Hi Lamisa – I got your mails. Keep sending!
Mahmud
You should figure out some task for yourself.
I need to see you for figuring out what are you doing
Mashuk
You have already sent me Recos
MOCK – entirely decided by his Excellency
Mollika
You should work on App Forms.
Hope to be in touch
Nahaz
I hope you have already started working.
No idea – you didn’t ask for a meet
Nayeem
Nayeem – I simply don’t know

Nila
I have instructed Nishat to inform you of your work.
I will assign further task
Nimmi
You should start working on the App Forms
I will assign further task
Nishat
I already gave you instruction today morning
I will assign further task
Ratul
?
I need to see you immediately
Raidah
You should start working on the App Forms
I will assign you with TASK
Rizal
Always Somewhere – Scorpion – Live in Portugal
Shababa
Work on the Common App Essay
I didn’t like your latest draft
Shabbir
Lost somewhere out there
I shall wait
Umama
I haven’t given you any
Essay and ECA Ideas
Washeq
None
University Choice
Zuhair
None
Finalization of University


Today I had a very fruitful day with Nishat – we talked of at least 2 dozen of different things – of the more prominent one is I think the way I feel when I am given a task of writing. Nishat, (Others too!) you  can access the following link for reading the text of Baudlaire poem we talked about today morning - there are several English translations too.

Here is that golden stanza that had kept in on toe since a late afternoon reading in 1985.

 C'est l'Ennui! L'oeil chargé d'un pleur involontaire,
II rêve d'échafauds en fumant son houka.
Tu le connais, lecteur, ce monstre délicat,
— Hypocrite lecteur, — mon semblable, — mon frère!

— Charles Baudelaire


Thursday, November 1, 2012

We are here - LAST Working Day

I expected that MOST will be here today. But again many of the attendees are NOT Here. Those who are present today -

Nishat      Argho
Hasnat     Zuhair
Adnan

Not present today:

Umama   Mahmud
Ratul      Nahaz
Washek

As you will all know by this time Raidah is already OFF to Chittagong as her Test Centre was placed in CGS. Nila could not finally join us because of her illness.

I hope you all give a FULL review of your SAT II subjects at HOME.