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Draf Jadual Waktu Peperiksaan SPM 2017 (SPM 2017 Exam Timetable Draft)


Jadual Waktu Peperiksaan SPM 2017 (SPM 2017 Exam Timetable)

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More than 400,000 students born in 2000 will sit for the SPM 2017 on November 6, 2017. The Draft of the Jadual Waktu Peperiksaan SPM 2017 is below as released by the Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia. The first SPM Exam paper will begin on November 6, 2017.

The SPM 2017 starts from Monday, 6 November 2016 and ends on Monday, 4 December 2017.

Summary of the SPM Examination Timetable 2017

  • 6 November 2017, Monday- Bahasa Melayu Kertas 1 & 2
  • 7 November 2017, Tuesday- English Kertas 1 & 2 and Bahasa Cina 1
  • 8 November 2017, Wednesday- Sejarah Kertas 1 & 2
  • 9 November 2017, Thursday- Sejarah Kertas 3 and Bahasa Cina 2
  • 13 November 2017, Monday- Mathematics Kertas 1 & 2 
  • 14 November 2017, Tuesday – Moral and Bible Knowledge
  • 15 November 2017, Wednesday – Prinsip Perakaunan 1 & 2
  • 16 November 2017, Thursday- Additional Mathematics 1 & 2
  • 20 November 2017, Monday – Seni Visual 2
  • 21 November 2017, Tuesday – Science 1 & 2 and Physics 1, 2 & 3
  • 22 November 2017, Wednesday- Kesusasteraan Cina, Literature in English and Geography 1 & 2
  • 23 November 2017, Thursday – Biology 1,2 & 3 and Perdagangan 1 & 2
  • 27 November 2017, Monday – Chemistry 1,2 & 3 and Additional Science 1,2 & 3
  • 28 November 2017, Tuesday – Economics 1 & 2 
  • 30 November 2017, Thursday – Information and Communication Technology
  • 4 December 2017, Monday – English for Science & Technology 1&2

For the full Jadual Waktu Pepeperiksaan SPM 2017 please click here Jadual Waktu Peperiksaan SPM 2017 (SPM 2017 Exam Timetable)

Good luck to all SPM 2017 students and study hard for a better future! EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best private universities in Malaysia and Singapore providing free advise to students on how to choose the right course.

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Jadual Waktu Peperiksaan SPM 2017

Berikut adalah jadual waktu peperiksaan bertulis SPM 2016 mengandungi maklumat penting seperti tarikh, waktu, kod kertas, nama kertas dan masa peperiksaan dijalankan.

What to Study After SPM Exam?

After SPM, there are many different pathways for you to choose from and sometimes it can be confusing. Students who are not sure of what to study after SPM can contact EduSpiral Consultant Services to help guide you to choose the right course and university.

Best Education Pathway After SPM in Malaysia

I was confused about what to study and talking to EduSpiral helped me a lot. Coming from Sarawak made it difficult for me to know which university was best in Malaysia & EduSpiral provided good insights. Eric Lu, Business at KDU University College

I was confused about what to study and talking to EduSpiral helped me a lot. Coming from Sarawak made it difficult for me to know which university was best in Malaysia & EduSpiral provided good insights.
Eric Lu, Business at KDU University College

There are basically 2 pathways after SPM  in Malaysia. You can either go for a Diploma course or Pre-University Course in Malaysia or Singapore. “Pre” means before, therefore, “Pre-University” means the course that you take before entering into a university bachelors degree programme. The common courses under Pre-University are STPM, A-Levels, Foundation, AUSMAT, etc.

Students after SPM in Malaysia who are not sure what to study at degree level can go for the Pre-University course in Malaysia like A-Levels, AUSMAT or Foundation and then proceed on to the degree in Malaysia or Singapore.

Students who choose to study at top private colleges in Singapore can complete the degree in less than 3 years after their SPM. Some private universities in Malaysia cost more than RM100,000 to study at and they are just famous in Malaysia so why not pay the same amount to study in Singapore and complete the degree faster and obtain a UK or Australian degree awarded by top universities?

Choosing the right Pre-University course in Malaysia that fits you would mean that you have to ask yourself which methods of assessment best suit you? Exams, coursework, practicals, group projects and presentations could all be in the mix in differing quantities. Every Pre-University course will include a % breakdown of assessment. You need to understand yourself and capabilities in order to decide which Pre-University course would best suit you.

Students in Malaysia who are sure of what they want to study after SPM can enter the Diploma course

After starting class at college, I was still confused if the course suited me. I took a bus from Seremban to meet up with EduSpiral for counseling. I have a clearer picture of what to do now. Kuang Joe, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at HELP College of Arts & Technology

After starting class at college, I was still confused if the course suited me. I took a bus from Seremban to meet up with EduSpiral for counseling. I have a clearer picture of what to do now.
Kuang Joe, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at HELP College of Arts & Technology

first. The Diploma pathway in Malaysia for students after SPM is 2 or 2.5 years and then enter into Year 2 of the Degree programme.

Completing a degree at top private colleges in Singapore is the fastest pathway after SPM. Students will take 7 to 12 months to complete a Diploma and then enter into the Degree programme for another 2 years.

There are many types of diploma and Pre-University courses in Malaysia & Singapore as well as hundreds of undergraduate majors to choose from. But knowing the right one for you is the most difficult decision. If you read this guide from start to finish, you’ll know the best courses in Malaysia that would suit you.

If you are not sure what to study, do ask a trained counselor and always make decisions based on evidence and facts. The decisions that you make now, can change your life forever.

You can contact us for a free career test to help you understand yourself better so that you are able to make the right decision.

Talk to the Best Education Consultant in Malaysia to Help you Make the Right Choice in your Studies

Choosing a course to study after SPM is not a science, it is a process

Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral, has more than 15 years of experience counseling thousands of students on how to choose the right course & university

Lonnie Sik, Founder of EduSpiral, has more than 15 years of experience counseling thousands of students on how to choose the right course & university

in finding out who you are and what you are good at. An experienced Education Advisor would be invaluable in assisting you to choose the right course in Malaysia or Singapore.

Students in Malaysia need to talk to the right education counselors so that you get the right information to help you in making this life-changing decision.

Ask the right Education Counselors in Malaysia to help you. Would you ask a Doctor on how to repair your car? Or would you ask a mechanic for medical advise? Although this sounds ridiculous, but many students do listen to advise from young and inexperienced counselors from universities, colleges or agents’ offices.  Talking to an experienced education advisor in Malaysia would help you to navigate through this confusing time of choosing the best course that fits you.

Experienced education counselors are able to analyse your interests, personality and exam results

EduSpiral took these students separately to tour the campus and provided course counseling to help them make the right choice. Kian Yong (Mechanical Engineering), Yammie (Business), & Kenneth Pang (Architecture) at UCSI University's Orientation

EduSpiral took these students separately to tour the campus and provided course counseling to help them make the right choice. Kian Yong (Mechanical Engineering), Yammie (Business), & Kenneth Pang (Architecture) at UCSI University’s Orientation

to help you make a list of possible courses for consideration. EduSpiral Consultant Services staff have more than 15 years experience in counseling students. Having worked in the private education industry, we have in-depth knowledge of each private university and college in what they are good at.

EduSpiral Consultant Services has worked with our partner universities and colleges for many years while the counselors at the private universities or agents’ offices change every few years therefore they would not have the in-depth knowledge of the courses and the university that they are working at.

At EduSpiral Consultant Services, I have worked in the private higher education industry in Malaysia for more than 15 years advising students with facts and evidence on how to choose the right course after SPM. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, students may fill up our EduSpiral Career Assessment form for evaluation.

The EduSpiral Career Assessment form is a simple form designed by us that gathers information from students after SPM, O-Levels, UEC, STPM or A-Levels in order to assess their aptitude helping us to determine the most suitable course and career progression.

Choosing the Best Course to Study after SPM

After I finished my SPM, I felt confused about my further study. Because of Eduspiral, I am able to pursue my studies at Asia Pacific University. Eduspiral, was so patient to answer all my questions and even brought me to visit the university when I went to KL alone. Jeremy Lee, APU scholarship student

After I finished my SPM, I felt confused about my further study. Because of Eduspiral, I am able to pursue my studies at Asia Pacific University. Eduspiral, was so patient to answer all my questions and even brought me to visit the university when I went to KL alone. Jeremy Lee, APU scholarship student

Choosing the right course to study in Malaysia or Singapore after high school is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life. This can be a confusing and difficult time if you are unprepared.

With the wide variety of courses available to a student, the time after SPM can be a confusing one if not guided properly by an experienced and knowledgeable education counselor.

It can be confusing for students to choose the right major for their undergraduate degree studies in Malaysia.

Preparations should have been made even before this time but fear not it is still not too late if you have not decided on a career path. It is important for you to research carefully the career that you intend to pursue.

Students after SPM would need to go through some sort of a Pre-University programme before entering into the degree course. Therefore, you still have about 1 to 1.5 years in your Pre-U programme to really figure out what to study for your degree.

How to Choose the Right Course to Study in Malaysia or Singapore after SPM?

I was confused what to study & which university. My cousin introduced me to EduSpiral who helped me to make the right choice. Ye Lun, Actuarial Science at Asia Pacific University

I was confused what to study & which university. My cousin introduced me to EduSpiral who helped me to make the right choice.
Ye Lun, Actuarial Science at Asia Pacific University

It can be confusing to choose the right course after SPM  in Malaysia. You should carefully think about what are the options available to you. To choose the best course that fits you, you need to consider the following:

  • Look at your results – what are your best & worst subjects, and which subjects are your favourite?
  • What are your interests & hobbies?
  • What is your passion?
  • Job demand for the career of choice. There is no point in choosing a course out of passion and then graduate to find out that you cannot get a job in that field.
  • Salary of the career of choice
  • Discuss the budget for your studies with your parents. There is no point in choosing a course like Pharmacy or Medicine, if you cannot afford it.

Choosing the Best Course in Malaysia to Study after SPM

Our mum asked us to talk to EduSpiral as we did not know what to study. EduSpiral had helped our older sister before. He met us at Taylor's, talked to us and then gave us a tour.  Gan twins, Foundation in Arts at Taylor's University

Our mum asked us to talk to EduSpiral as we did not know what to study. EduSpiral had helped our older sister before. He met us at Taylor’s, talked to us and then gave us a tour.
Gan twins, Foundation in Arts at Taylor’s University

After completing your Pre-University programme such as Foundation, A-Levels, AUSMAT, UNSW Foundation, etc. you will need to choose what to study in your degree. You do not have the time to choose which degree course. The time that you took during your Pre-U should have been used to decide what to study at degree level.

Your results in SPM would give you an idea of what you are actually good at. Furthermore, you would need to look at the entry requirements into the degree programmes as well.

If you do not meet the entry requirements, then there is no point to consider taking that particular course.

Some of the Best Pre-University & Degree Programmes at Top Private Universities in Malaysia

Pre-University Programmes in Malaysia

EduSpiral advised me to go for the best college for A-Levels in order to fulfil my dream of entering an Ivy League university in the USA. He met us at Taylor's College Subang to talk to us and tour the college.  Gi Hang, A-Levels at Taylor's College

EduSpiral advised me to go for the best college for A-Levels in order to fulfil my dream of entering an Ivy League university in the USA. He met us at Taylor’s College Subang to talk to us and tour the college.
Gi Hang, A-Levels at Taylor’s College

Engineering and Built Environment Courses in Malaysia

Computing and Information Technology Courses in Malaysia

Applied and Health Sciences in Malaysia

Business Courses in Malaysia

My mom contacted EduSpiral to ask his advise with regard to my results & where to study. He met us at the university to guide us and even obtained a partial scholarship for me. Ignatius, Mechatronic Engineering at Asia Pacific University

My mom contacted EduSpiral to ask his advise with regard to my results & where to study. He met us at the university to guide us and even obtained a partial scholarship for me.
Ignatius, Mechatronic Engineering at Asia Pacific University

Social Science Courses in Malaysia

Design Courses in Malaysia

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Courses in Malaysia

Education and Music Courses in Malaysia

  1. Study at the Best Private Universities and Colleges in Malaysia

    EduSpiral helped me to find the right college for A-Levels, & now they have helped me to choose what to study after my A-Levels. Chee Kin, Actuarial & Finance degree at UCSI University

    EduSpiral helped me to find the right college for A-Levels, & now they have helped me to choose what to study after my A-Levels.
    Chee Kin, Actuarial & Finance degree at UCSI University

    Switzerland

    Malaysia

    1. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
    2. Curtin University, Sarawak campus
    3. Asia Pacific University (APU) 
    4. APIIT
    5. UCSI University
    6. Taylor’s University
    7. Taylor’s College Subang Jaya and Sri Hartamas
    8. UCSI University Sarawak Campus
    9. First City University College
    10. HELP University
    11. HELP Academy
    12. HELP College of Arts & Technology
    13. KDU University College Utropolis Glenmarie
    14. KDU College Damansara Jaya
    15. KDU University College Penang
    16. YTL International College of Hotel Management
    17. IACT College
    18. Point College
    19. Saito College
    20. Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
    21. Nilai University
    22. Reliance College

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia & Singapore.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a

I contacted EduSpiral to find out which UK branch university campus would be best for my son. EduSpiral advised me on WhatsApp & Phone calls providing facts & evidence on the university rankings & course details. He arranged for us to visit the campus as we were from Johor. (Mrs. Mah) Chee Yuan, Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

I contacted EduSpiral to find out which UK branch university campus would be best for my son. EduSpiral advised me on WhatsApp & Phone calls providing facts & evidence on the university rankings & course details. He arranged for us to visit the campus as we were from Johor. (Mrs. Mah)
Chee Yuan, Chemical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

Please contact us for more details.

Please fill up the form for more information. If you do not give your mobile number or full name as in IC, your query will not be answered. Please make sure you give a correct email address and check your email including the SPAM or JUNK email folder within 48 hours as we will email you the information. 

Succeed in your Exams! Trials, UEC or SPM


8 SPM success exam tips – Exam Time

Focus and keep calm during your SPM or UEC Exam

1.    Budget your time and pace yourself.
a.    Take off your watch and put in front of you.
b.    Once you have your exam in front of you, look it
over to see how many questions there are .
This will give you an idea of how much time
you can spend on each problem.
c.    Don’t rush.

2.    Read directions carefully!
a.    Make sure you understand what the questions are asking.

3.    Answer questions in a strategic order:
a.    Easy questions first to build confidence.
b.    Then those with the most point value.
c.    On the objective exams, cross out the wrong
answers then decide on the remaining ones.
d.    If you don’t understand the question, skip it first.
e.    For the essay test, if your mind goes blank,
pick a question and start writing. It may trigger
the answer in your mind as you write.
f.    On essay tests, write the outline of your whole essay in

Prepare well for the SPM Exam by having a study partner. Review the questions with each other. Makes studying less boring.

point form from Introduction, Body and then Conclusion.
4.    Be neat and tidy.
a.    Write out the answers neatly. Don’t cross out here  & there.
If it becomes too untidy, change the answer sheet.
b.    Use your rubber to erase the wrong answers
on your objective questions properly.

5.    Relax
a.    Change your sitting positions to help you relax.
b.    Take deep breaths.

6.    Quickly look through the test for an overview.
a.    Scan for keywords.

7.    Check your work if you have time.

8.    If you complete the exam early, don’t leave.
a.    Check if you have answered all the questions,
not madeany errors or marked any answers wrongly.

Write out your answers neatly and in a clear logical manner.

8 Tips for a Successful SPM – On the exam day


1.    Pack your stuff the night before.
i. Sharpen your 2B pencils
ii. Put your pens, pencils, ruler and eraser in your bag.
iii. Put your text books or reference books.

2.    Do some light exercise.
i. Gets your adrenaline running.
ii. Makes you alert and energetic.
iii. Taichi would be great to help you focus.
3.    Have a good breakfast.
i. Don’t go to the exam on an empty stomach
because you will not get the energy to be alert
to think properly to answer the questions.
ii. Fresh fruits and vegetables are recommended
as they can reduce stress. Have some banana,
raisins and apple cut up and eat together with
some cereal.
4.    Arrive for the exam early.
Find out where the exam will be held & settle down.

5.    Go to the toilet before the exam.

6.    Be focused.
i. Don’t talk to other students before the exam
as they might be stressed and it can be contagious.
ii. Talk to yourself. Tell yourself that you will do well.

7.    Skim through the notes.
Find a quiet place and skim through the notes.

8.    Be comfortable but alert.
i. When you sit, don’t slouch. Sit straight.
ii. If you find yourself panicking, take a
few deep breaths or clench your fists tightly
and then let go. Do this a few times.

Exam Study Tips for your SPM


How to Study for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Exam and Succeed!

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There is no short cut to success. For this reason you have to study well first of all. Below are some tips for your upcoming SPM exams.

The 1st tip : Don’t fear or hate exams.

Some students can study well but because of a fear of exams, it stops them from scoring high marks. If you have a fear of exams, you need to gain confidence by doing some relaxation exercises before the exam such as taking deep breaths and releasing slowly or clenching your fists tightly and then releasing them. Also, keep saying aloud, “I have prepared myself and will do well.”

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The 2nd tip: Prepare a good time table.

Prepare a time table before starting the study. This should include all the subjects but may not be with equal priority. Tough subjects can be given more time and easier ones less but most importantly some time shall be allotted for entertainment and also there should be sufficient intervals between each subject.

The 3rd tip: Select a proper quiet area for studying.

Study atmosphere is very important role. Can anyone study well while watching TV or surfing Facebook?

So select a place where you feel comfortable. That is where you feel relaxed and can concentrate. And you have to make sure that while you are studying a subject you are concentrating on it only. Choose the best time to study. Some people are morning people while others are night people. I am a night person and am most energetic through the wee hours of the night. In the morning, I am hopelessly grouchy and cannot concentrate on anything. So, you know yourselves best.

The 4th tip : Sit straightSPM Exam005

This is so important that you have to sit in proper manner while studying. Don’t study on bed or lying on a chair instead sit straight. I used to lie in bed to study and always woke up with the book in my face. Needless to say, I did not get much studying done! Therefore, keep your backbone straight. And try to place your legs parallel to ground, a little bit raised from the ground.  And be alert that legs are not above the head level. This will affect the blood flow direction and causes sleepiness.

The 5th tip : Make notes while studying.

This is a very important point. While studying make small notes and that should not be

descriptive make theme brief so that you can remember all points while doing revision with the help of that note. An ideal note shall include all important formulae and figures and also other important points. It will be a lot worth if you use this not for the revision in last one or two hours than u skipping through pages of your text book. Although it takes time and effort, I did this for my Biology course in college and scored an “A”!

The 6th tip: Sleep well and Eat well.

You have to sleep well.Sleep deprivation study shows that Optimum hrs for sleep isSPM Exam6hrs. Especially on the night before exam you have to sleep well, atleast 6 hours and not more than 8 hrs. Remember this will have a great effect on your exam. And have your food as in your daily diet. Have a good breakfast on exam day! Don’t go for the exam on an empty stomach, you will not have the required energy. On the other hand, do not eat too much during lunch before an afternoon exam. It will make you feel very sleepy. Just eat a light lunch.

The 7th tip : Write and Present well.

The presentation is the major factor that affects your marks. Whatever you studied or

Prepare well for the SPM Exam by having a study partner. Review the questions with each other. Makes studying less boring.

Prepare well for the SPM Exam by having a study partner. Review the questions with each other. Makes studying less boring.

prepared your marks will depend on how you present them in the answer sheet. The teachers may not be able to read all what you have written.

Remember daily they are going through 30 to 40 papers.They will scan for points. So try to present answers in points. In essay questions don’t forget to underline the important points .

Your hand writing also affects your marks. Try to write neatly. if it is not good enough, don’t worry, if you presented it in a good manner you can score more marks. And another important factor to remember, As we all know ‘First impression is the best impression’.

So, answer the questions you know well, first. This will create a good impression on the evaluator and though you couldn’t write some last answers well, that won’t deduct your mark much. And care shall be taken so that you manage time well and is able to attend all questions. If there is any question out of syllabus, you just attend it. Usually full marks are awarded for such questions.

The 8th tip: Manage your time.

I’d like to take off my watch and put in front of me on the desk. This helps to remind me of how much time I have left. Do not spend too much time on one question. If you cannot do a question or is taking too long for one question, go to the next one. Return to that question after you have completed the rest.

The 9th tip: Believe in God, Believe in yourself.

Remember on the exam day, you have done all you can already, there is nothing left to do except to keep calm, believe in yourself and pray. Prayer can help you to focus, give you confidence that a higher power is there with you to see you through.

Other Useful Study Tips for SPM

GENERAL TEST PREPARATION
To do well on tests you must first learn the material, and then review it before the exam.
These are techniques to better understand your material:

Learning

  • Take good notes in your class and textbooks.
  • Review your notes soon after class.
  • Review notes briefly before the next class.
  • Schedule some time at the end of the week for a longer review.

Reviewing

  • Take good notes
  • Organize your notes, texts, and assignmentsSPM study tips
    according to what will be on the test.
  • Estimate the hours you’ll need to review materials.
  • Draw up a schedule that blocks units of time and material.
  • Test yourself on the material. Use past year questions.
  • Finish your studying the day before the exam.

Overcoming SPM Exam Anxiety

Most students experience some level of anxiety during an exam

Developing good study habits and strategies for the SPM Exam

  • Managing time (deal with procrastination, distractions, laziness)SPM Study tips
  • Organizing material to be studied and learned
  • Take a step by step approach to build a strategy and not get overwhelmed
  • Outside pressures such as success/failure consequences (grades, graduation), peer pressure, competitiveness, etc.
  • Reviewing your past performance on tests to improve and learn from experience

Reduce your stress by preparing well before the SPM exam

  • Approach the exam with confidence:
    • Use whatever strategies you can to personalize success: visualization, logic, talking to yourself, practice, group study, journaling, etc.
    • View the exam as an opportunity to show how much you’ve studied and to receive a reward for the studying you’ve done.
  • Be prepared!
    • Go through your material thoroughly and organize what materials you will need for SPM study tipsthe exam.
    • Use a checklist.
  • Allow yourself plenty of time,
    • Wake up early. Prepare the night before the things you need to bring to the exam such as your IC, 2B pencil, rubber, etc. Get to the exam area early.
  • Avoid thinking you need to cram just before
  • Strive for a relaxed state of concentration. Be focused.
    • Avoid speaking with any fellow students who have not prepared, who express negativity, who will distract your preparation
  • Exercise
    • Exercise a little bit to get your adrenaline going. This will help make you more alert and sharpen the mind.
  • Get a good night’s sleep
    • Don’t go to the exam with an empty stomach
      Fresh fruits and vegetables are often recommended to reduce stress.

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia. EduSpiral Consultant Services also represents MDIS Singapore and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a wide range of

EduSpiral explained the pathway to become an actuaries & gave facts on why Heriot-Watt is the best for actuarial science. We also toured the campus and hostel. Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

EduSpiral explained the pathway to become an actuaries & gave facts on why Heriot-Watt is the best for actuarial science. We also toured the campus and hostel.
Weng Hang, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

Please contact us for more details.

Please fill up the form for more information. If you do not give your mobile number or full name as in IC, your query will not be answered. Please make sure you give a correct email address and check your email including the SPAM or JUNK email folder within 48 hours as we will email you the information. 

Study tips to succeed in your SPM!


Useful Study Tips for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Exam

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The most common barrier to success encountered by secondary school students in Malaysia is a lack of effective techniques for study and exam preparation. If you are one of the majority of students whose answer to the question, “How do you study for your tests?” is, “What’s the tips for the questions coming out in the SPM exam?” then you need to take a serious look at your study skills.

The SPM examination is one of the most important exams that you will take in your life. You should take it seriously. If you do not get at least 3 credits with passes in BM & Sejarah in SPM, you will not be able to continue your studies at college. Research has shown that those diploma or degree earn higher salaries in Malaysia than those without.

Below are some suggestions to increase your effectiveness as a student.

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General Test Preparation for the SPM Examination

Time is precious. Nobody is more aware of this than the poor student who hasn’t studied a thing until the night before the SPM exam. By then, of course, it’s too late. The key to breaking the cycle of cramming for tests is to think ahead and create an effective study plan. Not only will this help you get organised and make the most of your time, it’ll also put your mind at ease and get rid of that nasty feeling you get when you walk into the SPM exam hall knowing that you’re not at all prepared.

To do well on tests you must first learn the material, and then review it before the SPM exam.
These are techniques to better understand your material:

Learning in Class

Be involved in your classes. Don’t simply pretend you are a sponge, ready to soak up whatever the teacher says. You are there to learn, not to be taught. If the teacher is moving too fast for you, or if you don’t understand what is being said, say something!

  • Take good notes in your class and textbooks.
  • Review your notes soon after class.
  • Review notes briefly before the next class.
  • Schedule some time at the end of the week for a longer review.
  • Ask your teacher if you are not sure of something
  • Ask your friends to help you

Reviewing

Research has shown that reviewing new material within 24 hours of hearing it increases your retention of that material by about 60%. This means that you will be 60% ahead of the game the next time you walk into class. If you want to significantly reduce the time necessary to prepare for exams, this is the way to do it.

  • Take good notes
  • Organize your notes, texts, and assignmentsSPM study tips
    according to what will be on the test.
  • Estimate the hours you’ll need to review materials.
  • Draw up a schedule that blocks units of time and material.
  • Test yourself on the material. Use past year examination questions.
  • Join a study group and make sure that you all study and not chat
  • Take regular study breaks
  • Have a Facebook study group or WhatsApp study chat, to ask questions
  • Finish your studying the day before the exam.
  • Outline the entire set of notes. When you study a large body of information, you should study from concept to detail, not the other way around. It will, in fact, be much easier to learn the details if you take the time to learn the concept and theory first. The least efficient approach to studying is to attempt to memorize your notes from beginning to end. It’s not the words which are important–it’s the ideas.
  • Consider ways of dealing with the information other than those used in class. the more ways you can manipulate and experience the material you are trying to learn, the more secure your understanding and memory will be. Some suggestions:
    • Make charts, diagrams and graphs.
    • Make lists.
  • If the subject matter includes structures, practice drawing those structures. Remember that a drawing is useless unless the important structures are labeled.
  • There are almost always types of information which you will have to memorize (eg. vocabulary). No one has ever invented a better device for memorizing than flash cards.

Overcoming SPM Exam Anxiety

Most students experience some level of anxiety during an exam

Developing good study habits and strategies for the SPM Exam

  • Managing time (deal with procrastination, distractions, laziness)SPM Study tips
  • Organizing material to be studied and learned
  • Take a step by step approach to build a strategy and not get overwhelmed
  • Outside pressures such as success/failure consequences (grades, graduation), peer pressure, competitiveness, etc.
  • Reviewing your past performance on tests to improve and learn from experience

Reduce your stress by preparing well before the SPM exam

  • Approach the exam with confidence:
    • Use whatever strategies you can to personalize success: visualization, logic, talking to yourself, practice, group study, journaling, etc.
    • View the exam as an opportunity to show how much you’ve studied and to receive a reward for the studying you’ve done.
  • Be prepared!
    • Go through your material thoroughly and organize what materials you will need for SPM study tipsthe exam.
    • Use a checklist.
  • Allow yourself plenty of time,
    • Wake up early. Prepare the night before the things you need to bring to the exam such as your IC, 2B pencil, rubber, etc. Get to the exam area early.
  • Avoid thinking you need to cram just before
  • Strive for a relaxed state of concentration. Be focused.
    • Avoid speaking with any fellow students who have not prepared, who express negativity, who will distract your preparation
  • Exercise
    • Exercise a little bit to get your adrenaline going. This will help make you more alert and sharpen the mind.
  • Get a good night’s sleep
    • Don’t go to the exam with an empty stomach
      Fresh fruits and vegetables are often recommended to reduce stress.

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Memorizing Techniques for a Successful SPM


With your SPM coming up soon, you will need to study effectively. Memorizing would be one of the key elements for subjects such as Sejarah, Moral, etc. I came across the article below and found it useful for memorizing.

The following techniques with their exercises use associations with
letters, images, maps, etc to help you remember.

As you proceed through this list of techniques, try to think of strategies that would be useful to you!
Some people use letters, some images, even songs.
Each depends on how comfortable you are with, or how useful they are to, your way of thinking!

Acronyms
An acronym is an invented combination of letters.
Each letter is a cue to, or suggests, an item you need to remember.

PEMDAS, sequence in solving or evaluating math equations
Parenthesis | Exponents | Multiplication | Division | Addition | Subtraction

ROY G. BIV, the colors of the visible spectrum
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo,Violet

IPMAT, the stages of cell division
Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telephase

Practice your acronym
An acrostic is an invented sentence or poem with a first letter cue:
The first letter of each word is a cue to an idea you need to remember.

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally (PEMDAS, above)
Sequence in solving or evaluating math equations
Parenthesis | Exponents | Multiplication | Division | Addition | Subtraction

Acrostic exercise GARBAGE | Acrostic exercise EGBDF
Rhyme-Keys: (for ordered or unordered lists)
First, memorize key words that can be associated with numbers.

example: bun = one; shoe = two, tree = three, door = four, hive = five, etc.
Create an image of the items you need to remember with key words.

Four basic food groups– diary products; meat, fish, and poultry; grains; and fruit and vegetables

Think of cheese on a bun (one), livestock with shoes on (two),
a sack of grain suspended in a tree (three), a door to a room stocked with fruits and vegetables (four)

Practice your rhymes
The Method of Loci: (for approximately twenty items)
Select any location that you have spent a lot of time in and know well.
Good for kinesthetic learners!

Imagine yourself walking through the location, selecting clearly defined places–the door, sofa, refrigerator, shelf, etc. Imagine yourself putting objects that you need to remember into each of these places by walking through this location in a direct path.

Again, you need a standard direct path and clearly defined locations for objects to facilitate the retrieval of these objects.

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Richard Nixon, you could imagine walking up to the door of your location and seeing a dollar bill stuck in the door; when you open the door Jefferson is reclining on the sofa and Nixon is eating out of the refrigerator.

Practice your loci
The Keyword Method: (for foreign language vocabulary)

First, after considering the foreign word you need to remember, select a key word in English that sounds like the foreign word.
Next, imagine an image which involves the key word with the English meaning of the foreign word.
For example, consider the Spanish word “cabina” which means “phone booth.” For the English keyword, you might think of “cab in a … .” You could then invent an image of a cab trying to fit in a phone booth. When you see the word “cabina” on the test, you should be able to recall the image of the cab and you should be able to retrieve the definition “phone booth.”

Practice your keywords
The Image-Name Technique: (for remembering names)

Simply invent any relationship between the name and the physical characteristics of the person. For example, if you had to remember Shirley Temple’s name, you might ingrain the name in memory by noticing that she has “curly” (rhymes with Shirley) hair around her temples.

Practice image-naming
Chaining: (for ordered or unordered lists)

Create a story where each word or idea you have to remember cues the next idea you need to recall. If you had to remember the words Napoleon, ear, door, and Germany, you could invent a story of Napoleon with his ear to a door listening to people speak in German.

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Don’t Give Up on SPM – Start Study Now!


I am talking to one student who will be taking the upcoming SPM this year. He failed all his subjects for trial exam and wants to give up. However, you must not give up! You still have 5 months. To join a diploma course you need at least 3 credits in your SPM. So, just focus on 4 subjects and study every day. Forget about the other subjects, don’t bother to study them. Focus on the 4 subjects. Make sure you also pass BM.

He is now focusing on 4 subjects, namely, English, Econs, Accounts and Seni. I believe that he can make it. He is going to his accounts teacher after school as well for help. Study smart. Don’t give up, you still have a chance.

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