Academic Craze Project

STPM (HSC) | 2 subjects | 4 papers | 4 days | 12 hours | 48 questions | 400 marks

STPM (HSC) | 2 subjects | 4 papers | 4 days | 12 hours | 48 questions | 400 marks

Here's one reflection on the last academic thing I undertook, before the official results are out next month.

Pic 1: Hyperbolic Functions (Calculus hardcover book)

I enjoyed Math T P1. I missed the last 3 marks though, mainly due to over-careful writing of answers - I was literally explaining the rationale for each step in each solution for each of the 12 questions in the paper.

Pic 2: Burning the midnight oil?

Once, the lights went out and I had to use our battery-powered "emergency/camp light". That candle is really just for show.

In a little over 3 months, some 200+ pages of examination pad papers were filled with mathematical solutions.

Pic 3: University books

Pic 1: Hyperbolic Functions (Calculus hardcover book)

I enjoyed Math T P1. I missed the last 3 marks though, mainly due to over-careful writing of answers - I was literally explaining the rationale for each step in each solution for each of the 12 questions in the paper.

Pic 2: Burning the midnight oil?

Once, the lights went out and I had to use our battery-powered "emergency/camp light". That candle is really just for show.

In a little over 3 months, some 200+ pages of examination pad papers were filled with mathematical solutions.

Pic 3: University books

- Modern Algebra
- Elementary Linear Algebra
- Elementary Statistics
- Calculus (& Analytic Geometry)

Other sources include Wikipedia, MathWorld, and ArsDigita University lecture videos. When you're on your own (there's no teacher around), you gotta be creative. Very creative.

Pic 4: Sample papers (Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia)

The real deal. 2005 and 2006. Bad news is, there's no markscheme for Further Math. I had to rely on hunches. So some questions took days to solve.

My "confidence feeling" for each paper:

Pic 4: Sample papers (Majlis Peperiksaan Malaysia)

The real deal. 2005 and 2006. Bad news is, there's no markscheme for Further Math. I had to rely on hunches. So some questions took days to solve.

My "confidence feeling" for each paper:

- Math 1 - 90-97% [A breeze. Done lots of practice.]
- Math 2 - 70-80% [Not really a breeze. Geometry pawns me.]
- F. Math 1 - 45-55% [Most cruel-est paper ever...]
- F. Math 2 - 70-90% [I didn't expect it to be this easy.]

Pic 5: Exam day!

The evening after F. Math 1, I immediately poured my rants in a Word document. Here's a snippet:

I can’t believe that 3 hours went by so quickly. My heart was racing several minutes before the examination started, and I said my prayers to God as I tried to calm down. And as I did the first few questions, I was speeding. Definitely speeding, since I realized that (while doing practice exercises on past year questions) not speeding elongates my solving time to around 6 hours. And that’s double the prescribed exam time. In the middle of the exam, I looked at the front page of the examination paper:

And in the last paragraph: "Now I wish that my Second Paper mark would leverage my overall mark into a much better grade. I wish for at least a pass."

It was that bad. The next Tuesday afternoon, I was rather surprised to be finished with F. Math Paper 2 at around 4.30+pm, which gives me about 30 spare minutes. I attempted the questions I skipped, and I was still left with about 10 minutes.

My respect goes with both the Mathematics T and Further Mathematics T papers (they would have good discriminating power/a high ceiling). I took it for fun, and I got kind of a serious beating while doing so.

The evening after F. Math 1, I immediately poured my rants in a Word document. Here's a snippet:

I can’t believe that 3 hours went by so quickly. My heart was racing several minutes before the examination started, and I said my prayers to God as I tried to calm down. And as I did the first few questions, I was speeding. Definitely speeding, since I realized that (while doing practice exercises on past year questions) not speeding elongates my solving time to around 6 hours. And that’s double the prescribed exam time. In the middle of the exam, I looked at the front page of the examination paper:

*Answer all questions.*(To quote Kael the Blood Elf) This is preposterous! Probably even an undergraduate math student wouldn’t be able to finish*all questions*(12 of them) accurately in such a time frame.And in the last paragraph: "Now I wish that my Second Paper mark would leverage my overall mark into a much better grade. I wish for at least a pass."

It was that bad. The next Tuesday afternoon, I was rather surprised to be finished with F. Math Paper 2 at around 4.30+pm, which gives me about 30 spare minutes. I attempted the questions I skipped, and I was still left with about 10 minutes.

My respect goes with both the Mathematics T and Further Mathematics T papers (they would have good discriminating power/a high ceiling). I took it for fun, and I got kind of a serious beating while doing so.

## 3 comments:

haha. good one. =)

happy V day btw! =)

hmmm. making the most of time, i see. a parable for me, in your life is.

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