Selasa, 29 November 2016

Sukses IELTS dengan Memakai Popok

popok dan penampakan cover buku-buku yang saya gunakan untuk belajar

Bagi sebagian besar orang akan terlihat aneh mungkin ketika membaca judul artikel ini. Mana mungkin hanya memakai popok seseorang bisa sukses IELTS. Tapi inilah bagian dari pengalaman saya mengambil tes IELTS dengan memakai popok orang dewasa. Tentu dalam tulisan ini saya tidak hanya akan menyarankan berbekal popok saja tapi banyak hal penting lain yang perlu pembaca siapkan. Mau tahu? Nah silahkan baca dengan seksama tulisan ini sampai selesai. Ingat! Sampai tamat ya biar lengkap pemahamannya.

First of all, tentu saya akan bercerita tentang popok terlebih dahulu, bagaimana bisa saya terpikir untuk memakainya? Ini tidak lepas dari pengalaman saya mengikuti tes tiga kali sebelumnya dimana saya merasa ingin buang air kecil ketika masuk bagian tes Writing. Mungkin bagi yang sudah pengalaman mengambil IELTS, pernah merasakannya. Dalam praktenya, persiapan dimulai jam 8 pagi sampai nantinya selesai jam 12-an. Dari tes pertama; Listening, Reading, kemudian diikuti Writing yang dilakukan secara berurutan tanpa henti. Nah, saat mengerjakan tes Writing saya merasakan ingin buang air kecil. Dari sanalah saya terpikir bagaimana caranya mengatasi ‘problem’ ini apabila saya akan mengikuti tes kembali di kemudian hari. Munculah ilham soal popok yang kemudian saya gunakan ketika tes untuk yang keempat kalinya. Alhamdulillah manjur. Meski sebenarnya saya tidak ingin buang air kecil sama sekali malahan ketika mengikuti tes yang terakhir tersebut, mungkin saja karena saya merasa lebih tenang, kalau pun harus melakukan’nya’ di dalam ruangan tes, saya tidak khawatir karena sudah ada alat penampung. Hehe! Cara ini bisa pembaca lakukan apabila menghadapi tes dalam waktu yang panjang, minimal untuk mengantisipasi. Coba deh!

However, ini nih hal yang lebih penting lagi, yaitu menyiapkan dua bulan sebelum tes, belajar otodidak tanpa henti belajar setiap hari. Berikut jadwal yang saya terapkan. 

Minggu, 28 Agustus 2016

Predicting and Preparing for the Future

Pelepasan dan Pembekalan Wisudawan Wisudawati PGMI
Sigit Prasetyo-the Chairman of the PGMI (Islamic Primary School) Department, members of the faculty of Education and Teacher Training, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, and, above all, graduates.

First of all, I would like to thank you for this timely honor. It is not because I am invited here now as the speaker, but because I had ever learned for more than three years in this prestigious university. More than that, I am over the moon because I can meet with all of you as the great graduates from my beloved faculty. I am proud of you because you are success people. You are amazing. You are already awesome. Congratulation! This great country needs your real contribution, even the wonderful world expects you to do an astonishing thing to make earth peace. Don’t ask what you will get, but ask what you will do.

In this time, I applaud the graduates today for finishing your study in this university, but I will say that it is the beginning of next route in your life. Therefore, I would like to give five tips for all of you in order to help you in predicting and preparing for your future. Inspired by Josh Kaufman’s speech, I make the tips more complete and applicable. Hopefully, this will guide you in fixing your milestone plan coming. Keep in mind that your future is in your hand. What you make is what you will get.

Sabtu, 27 Agustus 2016

Teacher vs Computer

The development of advanced computer in this new era brings the revolution in the educational system especially in replacing the role of the teacher in teaching students. This essay explains the advantages of a computer compared to teacher position in the process of learning in the education system.

The invention of the computer brings the changes of human lifestyle and it also remodels the changing the way students learn. The computer gives not only an easy way in learning for students but also in teaching for the teachers. The computer makes easy to access information from all around the world and because of it students can connect and share their idea and innovation with other students through other countries which have a different culture. By utilizing the computer as media for learning, in fact, this can enrich the beneficial things which give an opportunity for everyone to learn with long distance methods, such us teleconference, so it helps the pupils to study while it is so hard before the revolution of a computer technology. More than that, the learning process can be easier and more fun by exploring the wide range information by the computer which is connected to the internet.

Although the computer has many advantageous roles, the existence of teacher in some sides cannot be replaced by the computer such us in an elementary school where students really need a role model in life. Here are only teachers who may appropriately deliver knowledge, value and how to have a good attitude.  Not only can teachers take care their students, but also they will help student the way respect others which are really pivotal to build next great young generation. In addition, to form the good character in student’s personality is also essential which is only handled by tutors. Therefore, the role of teachers here would be not definitely separated from a learning process.

Kamis, 25 Agustus 2016

Environmental Damage

Two enormous growth problems of the environmental damage are pollution and overpopulation. Even though serious problems happened in the world have arisen as a result of this, there are solutions which can be taken.

In term of the decreasing a number of pollution, this is because the rising number of people using vehicles not only in the developed country but also in developing country. This is the fact that people now have a tendency to use transportation such us a bus, train, and motorcycle instead walking and bicycling although they just want to travel for no long distance. In one side government adds the number of the air, land, water transportation but in other sides almost every family tends to have more than one car and motorcycle in their houses. In addition, overpopulation is also one of the dangerous environmental crisis that brings the lack of water, food, and fuel. The more population who live in this earth utilize the environment, the more hazard ecology system will be. For example, once the population in one country increase significantly, the number of environmental damage also grows because they will need more houses which need to cut down the trees and will use more transportation.

Selasa, 23 Agustus 2016

The Influences of Mass Media

It has been a long time that people in this world utilize mass media to inform various information by using many kinds of tools and this almost cannot be separated in their daily activities. In my opinion, its inclination could have advantageous and negative consequences in equal measure.

In one side social media tells not only the valuable information for society about the current situation or new invention but also the way for the government to explain all about policies in each country. In term of information, people feel easy to know trend news both in domestic and international level such as education, economics, politic, environment and others. By this information either students or teachers can also get the beneficial thing from that. Furthermore, citizens also have opportunities to access all about the government policies released in newspaper, television, and the website like policies that have already implemented and also will be enforced.

Sabtu, 20 Agustus 2016

Empowering Tourism Sector

Tourism plays an important role in Indonesia not only particularly in term of the economic growth but also in promoting the culture worldwide. In ten last decades, the number of tourists who went to Indonesia was still less compared to other countries in Asia such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. This essay will offer the two appropriate ways to enrich tourism in Indonesia.

One way how to tackle is by promoting tourism with various huge numbers media such as in the international newspaper, television, and the internet. It is the fact that many people in other countries still do not understand about Indonesia and this is because of the limitation information that spread out. Therefore, both government and society need collectively to promote the variety amazing places in Indonesia which can be as best destination for tourists for instance breathtaking beach, a fabulous panorama of mountains, and the astounding culture.

Rabu, 17 Agustus 2016

How To Construct Nationalism

The more people travel to other countries and live for a long time, the less nationalism feeling will be in their personalities. It can be seen that society who keen on going abroad tends to love more about other cultures rather than their country’s cultures. This essay focuses on how to build the nationalism not only for old people but also young generation.

For the first way how to keep loyalist love their culture for a community is by appreciating their own culture where there are two methods for this. Firstly, people have to know deeply their culture such us national or territory culture. Take an example, Indonesian has to understand how to communicate in Bahasa and the various tribes or religions which still exist. Secondly, nationality cultures have to be learned by students in the educational institution from elementary schools to tertiary education. Once society recognizes their own tradition, they will be more patriotism.

Another strategy in executing the nationality sense is by making achievement in term of either sport or education. Lately, two game players in badminton, Tantowi Ahmad, and Liliyana Natsir, from Indonesia won in international olympiads in Brazil. Because of those acquirements, the country of Indonesia is being more famous around the world and luckily, they won on 17 August which is an Independent Day for Indonesia. It was so amazing. In other sides, there are many Indonesian students in one decade took first prize in international science competitions that also made Indonesia well-known.

Jumat, 05 Agustus 2016

Kursus Intensif TOEFL dan IELTS Gratis

Suasana Kursus Intensif TOEFL dan IELTS Free
Ya Allah. Alhamdulillah, segala puji bagi Allah. Tidak ada kata pengawal lain selain sebentuk rasa syukur saya panjatkan kepada Allah SWT yang telah memberikan nikmat sehat kepada saya utamanya selama sembilan belas hari belakangan ini sehingga saya bisa menjalankan kursus intensif TOEFL dan IELTS gratis pada tanggal 18 Juli sampai dengan 5 Agustus 2016. Ada delapan puluh tiga peserta dengan latar belakang jenjang pendidikan S1 dan S2 yang berasal dari perguruan tinggi Universitas Gadjah Mada, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Politeknik ATK Yogyakarta, Universitas Proklamasi 45 Yogyakarta, dan alumni dari STMKG Jakarta serta Politeknik Aceh. Beberapa peserta lain baru lulus SMA yang sudah diterima di Kampus ITS (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember), UPN (Universitas Pembangun Nasional “Veteran” Yogyakarta), UNS (Universitas Sebelas Maret), dan Universitas Padjadjaran.

Kursus tersebut yang dibagi menjadi lima kelas bertempat di Astra Seroja Jl. Ori 1 No. 4 Papringan Catur Tunggal Depok Sleman, Yogyakarta. Kelas pertama belajar TOEFL (05.20-06.40), kelas kedua TOEFL dan IELTS (06.40-08.10), kelas ketiga TOEFL (08.30-09.45), kelas keempat TOEFL dan IELTS (10.00-11.30), terakhir kelas kelima fokus belajar IELTS (16.00-17.30). Sekali-kali saya memberikan tambahan kelas setelah shalat Dhuhur dan Isya karena ada permintaan dari perserta. Sungguh di luar dugaan saya, bahwa yang ikut kursus bisa banyak, sampai-sampai saya dihubungi seorang TKW Indonesia yang berada di luar negeri agar anaknya bisa diikutkan dalam kegiatan ini, tapi berhubung keterbatasan tenaga dan tempat, karena saya hanya sendirian yang mengurus, maka saya hanya bisa mengadakan di satu tempat.

Minggu, 05 Juni 2016

Keluargaku, Terimakasih. You Are Para Bintang!

Keluarga PB UIN Sunan Kalijaga Angkatan I, Awardee LPDP 
Keluargaku yang hebat, diiringi musik A Sky Full of Stars dari Coldplay, saya menuliskan catatan ini secara khusus kepada keluargaku di kelas Pembekalan Bahasa LPDP Afirmasi, UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta angkatan pertama dengan satu keyakinan bahwa banyak sekali hal penting yang bisa saya ambil hikmahnya selama kita belajar bersama selama enam bulan yang lalu. Saya yakin bahwa kalian adalah pemuda-pemuda luar biasa, yang di masa depan diharapkan bisa bersama-sama bergandengan tangan untuk memajukan republik tercinta, Indonesia. Maka, dengan tanpa ragu, saya akan bilang bahwa belajar secara intensif selama setengah tahun bersama teman-teman semua menjadi begitu berharga bagi saya pribadi.

Saya bangga sekali bisa belajar bersama kalian bukan hanya karena kalian unik yang berasal dari berbagai penjuru Indonesia, akan tetapi karena kalian istimewa, bukan hanya calon menantu idaman-bagi yang masih jomblo, menantu favorit-bagi yang sudah berkeluarga, akan tetapi calon pemimpin yang luar biasa di masa depan, bagi Indonesia, setidaknya 20 tahun ke depan. Saya membayangkan kalian nantinya ada yang menjadi pemegang kebijakan tingkat kabupaten, provinsi, nasional, bahkan internasional. Betapa bangganya masyarakat Indonesia dengan kebaradaan you, brothers and sisters.  

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