Surfing Around, found this! Really useful for KAED students especially. Credit to AdlanKhalidi

1. Get noticed!

Its about connecting you and your lecturer. My strategy is to be punctual for classes and ask question during the lecture. It is important because the lecturer will notice you and it can help them when giving marks for your assignment. Other way to get noticed is to sleep during the lecture but it’s not gonna be a good impression.

2. Breakfast

Lots of students used to skip breakfast. But I’ll try my best to eat at least Gardenia or Sweetie buns. You may read more about the benefits here. It works for me and I believe it works for you too.

3. Excel in coursework

It is important to get your course outline when semester begins. Study the percentage of coursework, quiz and exams. For design student, usually its a 10% attendance, 50-60% for all minor projects and 30-40% for final project. Next, understand the grade, A = 85-100%, A- = 75-84%. I guess you know how to score the subject. 8% attendance, 45% minor and 25% final and you will get 78% which is A-. Pretty easy huh? [Via]

4. Have a regular nap and sleeping hours

I used to have a nap either before or after Zohor prayer. This is important to make sure you can focus on evening classes. Don’t stay up late at night doing your work. If you really have to stay up, at least you should sleep at 2am and continue your work after Subuh prayer. Doing work or studying in the morning is good for memorization and focus!

5. Allocate Budget for Stationary and tools

When you got your scholarship or study loan, provide some allocation for stationary and tools. Ask your seniors or lecturer what you should have for the courses on that semester. Don’t buy everything at once because you might not use them after all. Don’t be too stingy but spend wisely.

6. Your project is your portfolio

I always stick to this saying even if its a minor project. By treating your project as your portfolio, you are sure to do the best in your work. In addition, you also should treat your project which shall be qualified for a design competition. Then you can come up with a good design.

7. Good time management

Everyone has 24 hours in a day. Manage your time wisely to go for classes and doing assignment. If you involve with university programs, you’ll have more responsibility for meetings and activities. My tips; don’t sleep in the morning. Go to the office in the morning to meet the officers. If you meet them in the afternoon, I’m afraid your application will be processed on the next day.

8. Why so serious?

After all, everything seems so serious. Yeah, you also should spare some time for fun; play computer games, play bowling, swimming, ice skating and the list goes on. It is important to reduce stress.

9. Good references

With the internet technology, students have unlimited resources of reference. Just google and you will find it. Don’t forget to subscribe their RSS feed or become a member to get updates and some freebies too.

10. Help your friend

By helping your friend and studiomates, you can become better on the subject. Don’t be too reserved with what you have. Share it with your friend, teach them Photoshop, 3DS Max and Flash. After all, you got nothing to lose!

11. Attitude

Attitude is the main ingredient if you want to become a successful person or a best student. Those points mentioned earlier won’t work without the right attitude.

12. Perform prayers, even when you are busy

As a Muslim, it is important to submit ourselves to Allah. After all the hardwork (make sure it is a hardwork), I believe Allah will reward those who works best (Itqan) yet still remembers Him, InsyaAllah.

I think there’s more but I just want to share my best practice. Different people have different styles. My last word, you can be the best in the university but the real challenge is to be the best in life and hereafter. Till then, all the best!

 

PENbaru

Posted: November 6, 2010 in BLOG

Assalamualaikum..

Penuh,

banyak yang terbuku di organ paling mulia bg manusia, dan juga

Padat,

dalam mesin tercanggih ciptaan akal manusia. Adakalanya perlu dikongsi. Kata Abu Saif, “Erti Hidup Pada Memberi”.. Ya, kalaulah pelakar mampu, ingin dikongsi apa yg dilakar, dilukis dan dilalui, yang mana tidak lain, datang dari Pencipta. Jika tidak, hendak dibawa kemana lagi? Walaupun pelakar masih baru memegang pen, tak apalah walaupun hanya contengan abstrak, mungkin ia boleh menjadi inspirasi kepada yg lain..

PENbaru-dakwat masih penuh.. harap tidak lekas kering. Sudi-sudilah berkongsi dakwat.

MAJORING.. INteriOR DEsign

Posted: October 18, 2010 in S.T.U.D.I.O

 

 

 

My 2nd project for 2nd year.. This is the first interior project after majoring.. Made house by using container.. a good start, with little knowledge.. huhu

Posted: July 10, 2010 in LUKIS kaku

AAD Ta’aruf Poster

I’m a DESIGNER

Posted: June 8, 2010 in LUKIS kaku

“I am a Designer (Design), that designed by Al-Khaliq”

Setahun… Permulaan yg Jerih..

Posted: May 5, 2010 in BLOG

No pain, no gain..
Seribu kemaafan dipinta, atas sebab lama menyepi, bukan sengaja, cume terlalu byk urusan perlu diberi priority yg lebih..

2 semester sudah berlalu, genaplah 1 tahun di medan ilmu Gombak campus UIAM. Sudah tak terkira segala jerih perih dilalui, rehat hanya sekadar utk makan, tidur,mandi dll.. Yg agak menarik tentang pelajar KAED (Kulliyyah of Architecture & Environmental Design) ni, dunia kami agak berlainan dgn pelajar lain.. Mungkin ada yg faham tentang perkara ini dan mungkin juga tidak.. sesiapa yg rapat, atau ada roomate dengan student KAED akn faham situasi ini..

STUDIO bukan sekadar tempat buat kerja, tapi juga adalah ‘life’.. Bg sesetengah student, Mahallah hanya sekadar tempat untuk salin pakaian, mandi dan tidur.. Itu pun kalau sempat.. tidak kurang juga yang lebih selesa tidur di studio, siapkan terus pakaian utk 2 atau 3 hr… hujung minggu baru balik bilik. Terutamanya bg student yg tiada transportation. Saya rasa sgt brsyukur krn sekurang-kurangya, ada kenderaan sendiri, utk memudahkn urusan.
Waktu paling kritikal ialah dalam minggu dan hari2 terakhir sebelum presentation. Tempat tidur bkn lagi masalah, anytime,anywhere.. Samada baring di lantai studio, atas susunan kerusi ataupun di atas meja, semua tiada masalah. Langsung tiada masalah utk lena.. Yg paling kritikal, terlena semasa drive!! Setakat ini, dalam studio sy sndiri sudah ada 2 kes kemalangan atats asbab ini. Seorang sister sudah ‘terbang’ sejauh 5 meter dgn skuternya. Patah tgn dan cedera di muka.. Yg kedua, seorang sahabat baik sy ‘berjaya’ membuktikan kekerasan kereta PROTON apabila telah meranapkan sebuah TOYOTA Vios dgn Satria Neo nya.. Tp Vios itulah yg selamatkn dari terjun longkang besar.

Belum lg dengan kerenah dari lecturers  dan sahabat, yg menjadi asam garam kpd setiap yg bergelar DESIGNER. Design yg cantik belum tentu dapat markah yg tinggi, malah kemungkinan akan gagal tetap ada. SENI adalah sesuatu yg SUBJEKTIF. Analogi mudahnya adalah spt makanan.. Setiap org tafsirkan ‘sedap’ dgn pandangan yg berbeza. tiada yang betul dan tiada yg salah.. begitu juga dgn ‘cantik’ Tiada istilah ‘pandai’ atau ‘tidak pandai’, yg menjadi ukuran ialah ‘rajin’, ‘kreativiti’ ‘wormanship’,

Bukan tujuan saya untuk merungut, tapi sekadar untuk berkongsi pengalaman, supaya kita saling faham antara satu sama lain dan saling berbaik sangka..

KAED Galllery.. Sering menjadi venue utk majlis perkahwinan..

Kembali kpd kisah sy di Gombak ni, sgt bersemangat pd mulanya. Tp perlu diingat, campus Gombak jauh lebih besar dr CFS di PJ mahupun Nilai.. Jarak antara Mahallah dengan Kulliyyah jauh, ada yg sehingga 45 minit jalan kaki, bergantung kpd Mahallah mana dan Kuliyyah mana tempat blejar.. Sy tinggal di Mahallah Bilal, perjalanan ke KAED ambil masa dalam 30 minit jalan kaki.

…………………………….to be continued……………………………………………….

Posted: March 4, 2010 in LUKIS kaku
ARCHIMIC & ENGINIUS let’s cover aurah campaign..
above is the posters, backdrop..