• Quote of the day

    “Ilmu itu membutuhkan kerja keras tidak bisa menjadi kerja sampingan. Harus mengorbankan waktu luang dan selalu fokus.” (Andre Prakoso, p.67)

  • Quote of the day

    "Kita harus menjadi luar biasa; luar biasa dalam niat, kesabaran, dan usaha.” (Syukron, p.91)

  • Quote of the day

    “Have a dream, have a faith in it, somehow you will achieve it.” (Siti Dewi Aisyah, p.56)

  • Quote of the day

    “Sebab kita tidak tahu, bagian yang mana dari ikhtiar kita yang menjadi rezeki kita.. keep going! (Zakiyah Eke, p.43)

  • Quote of the day

    “Aku tutup telinga dan terus berusaha.” (Nindi Sekar Wangi, p.27)

Jumat, 06 Juli 2018

Unique Words - Learning Styles

We move to the education topic. “for you, what is the type of learner?” Visual learner, Auditory learner or Kinesthetic learner? Find that soon!!!
Learning Styles

There are three basic types of classroom learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. These learning styles describe the most common ways that people learn. Individuals tend to instinctively prefer one style over the others; thus each person has a learning style that is dominant even though he or she may also rely somewhat on the other approaches at different times and in different circumstances.
Visual learners prefer to sit somewhere in the classroom where no obstructions hinder their view of the lesson. They rely on the teacher's facial expressions and body language to aid their learning. They learn best from a blend of visual displays and presentations such as colorful videos, diagrams, and flip-charts. Often, these learners think in pictures and may even close their eyes to visualize or remember something. When they are bored, they look around for something to watch. Many visual learners lack confidence in their auditory memory skills and so may take detailed notes during classroom discussions and lectures.
Auditory learners sit where they can hear well. They enjoy listening and talking, so discussions and verbal lectures stimulate them. Listening to what others have to say and then talking the subject through helps them process new information. These learners may be heard reading to themselves out loud because they can absorb written information better in this way. Sounding out spelling words, reciting mathematical theories, or talking their way across a map are examples of the types of activities that improve their understanding.
Kinesthetic learners may find it difficult to sit still in a conventional classroom. They need to be physically active and take frequent breaks. When they are bored, they fidget in their seats. They prefer to sit someplace where there is room to move about. They benefit from manipulating materials and learn best when classroom subjects such as math, science, and reading are processed through hands-on experiences. Incorporating arts-and-crafts activities, building projects, and sports into lessons helps kinesthetic learners process new information. Physical expressions of encouragement, such as a pat on the back, are often appreciated.
In addition to these traditional ways of describing learning styles, educators have identified other ways some students prefer to learn. Verbal learners, for example, enjoy using words, both written and spoken. Logical learners are strong in the areas of logic and reasoning. Social fer to work alone. Research shows that each of these learning styles, as well as the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic styles, uses different parts of the brain. Students may prefer to focus on just one style, but practicing other styles involves more of the brain's potential and therefore helps students remember more of what they learn.
Teachers who present their lessons using varied techniques that stimulate all learning styles expose students to both their dominant and less preferred methods of learning, aiding them to more fully reach their potential as learners.
(Source: Barrons; essential words for IELTS)



List of Unique Words:

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Dominant
(adj) lebih penting; lebih kuat
2
Approach
(n) metode
3
Circumstance
(n) situasi
4
Obstruction
(n) sesuatu yang mengahalangi atau berdiri di jalan
5
Facial
(adj) sesuatu yang berhubungan dengan wajah
6
Diagram
(n) sebuah gambar sederhana yang menjelaskan bagaimana sesuatu bekerja
7
Confidence
(n) kepercayaan pada satu kemampuan
8
Auditory
(adj) berhubungan dengan pendengaran
9
Verbal
(adj) berhubungan dengan kata-kata
10
Recite
(v) berkata; mengulang dengan suara keras
11
Conventional
(adj) normal; tradisional
12
Fidget
(v) senantiasa berpindah ketika sikap gugup  
13
Manipulate
(v) memindahkan benda di sekitar dengan tangan
14
Incorporate
(v) menambahkan; membawa bersama
15
Kinesthetic
(adj) berhubungan dengan gerakan badan
16
Encouragement
(n) pujian; dukungan untuk tetap bergerak
17
Expose
(v) memberikan kesempatan untuk mengalami; belajar hal-hal baru


Written by Erna, S.P
Editor : Imam Safrullah
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Jumat, 08 Juni 2018

Pengalaman mencari akomodasi di Brisbane


Welcome back, di seri kali ini saya akan membahas mengenai pengalaman mencari akomodasi bagi pelajar khususnya yang akan berkuliah di Brisbane. Oh ya, kamu sudah baca seri Ospek rasa Festival saat di luar negeri? Kalau belum silahkan dibaca yah.

Oke lanjut...

Pengalaman saya mencari akomodasi tergolong panjang dan sedikit melelahkan. Ada berbagai cara yang biasa dipilih saat mencari akomodasi. Pertama, kamu langsung memesan tempat yang ingin kamu tinggali saat masih berada di Indonesia dengan menggunakan berbagai website seperti flatmates.com dan student accommodation di website kampus, meminta pertolongan pelajar yang telah berada di sana untuk mencarikan akomodasi yang sesuai dengan keinginanmu (saya agak sungkan dengan ini), atau tinggal sementara di penginapan sambil mencari akomodasi yang kamu inginkan. 

Perlu diketahui bahwa di Brisbane, kebanyakan akomodasi mengharuskan kamu untuk tinggal minimal 6 bulan dan membayar bond (semacam DP) yang akan dikembalikan setelah kamu tidak tinggal di akomodasi itu lagi. Umumnya, tujuan dari adanya bond ini adalah bila kamu merusak sesuatu atau pun terlambat membayar rent/uang kos, maka bond kamu akan diambil sesuai dengan kebutuhan. Biasanya jumlah bond sama dengan biaya rent selama 1 bulan.
Saat saya mencari akomodasi, saya memilih untuk tinggal sementara di penginapan. Alasan ada banyak antara lain: saya tidak ingin menyesal karena salah memesan tempat, saya ingin melihat langsung lingkungan, fasilitas dan bertemu langsung calon roommates, intinya harus mendapat chemistry dengan rumah baru saya. Oleh karena itu, saya beserta tiga teman saya yang lain menginap di Brisbane City Backpackers (BCB) selama 1 minggu sambil mencari tempat tinggal permanen. BCB terletak di tengah-tengah kota Brisbane sehingga sangat memudahkan saya untuk ke kampus mengurus hal-hal administrasi dan mencari tempat tinggal permanen. 



Brisbane City Backpackers
Retrieved from http://www.hotelroomsearch.net/im/hotels/au/brisbane-city-backpackers-19.jpg

Akan tetapi, kami pun harus pindah ke Sunny Bank selama sebulan sambil menunggu konfirmasi dari tempat yang ingin kami tempati. Jadi, bila kalian ingin menyewa rumah/kamar di Brisbane, kalian harus mengisi formulir, melampirkan paspor, surat yang menyatakan bahwa kalian mahasiswa, buku tabungan dan pihak lain yang bisa dihubungi. Setelah itu, si pemilik rumah/agent akan menentukan apakah aplikasi kalian diterima atau ditolak. 

Selama di Sunny Bank, saya sangat betah karena di sana makanan Asia mudah didapat, termasuk makanan Indonesia, namun, jarak tempuh dari kampus ke Sunny Bank sangat jauh yaitu 80 menit dan harus dua kali berganti bus. Sebenarnya, kalian dapat menyewa student accommodation, contohnya Iglu, meskipun harus merogoh kantong dalam-dalam, karena harganya sangat mahal menurut saya.
Iglu Kelvin Grove
Retrieved from https://iglu.com.au/properties/brisbane/kelvin-grove/

Pada akhirnya, saya menemukan akomodasi yang saya inginkan, sekitar 800 meter dari kampus, fasilitas lengkap, dan harga yang murah. Meskipun, rumah ini tergolong tua tapi saya merasa cocok dengan chemistry nya. Roommates saya saat itu berasal dari Vietnam dan India, terkadang kami mengadakan dinner bersama, sambil memasak makanan khas negara masing-masing, saat itu, saya memasak pisang ijo dan coto Makassar (enak loh). 


Kamar saya selama di Brisbane


Rumah ini tergolong murah karena dengan AUD150 dollar/minggu, semua bills (listrik, gas, wifi, dan air) sudah termasuk di dalamnya. Fasilitasnya pun sangat lengkap TV, mesin cuci dan pengering (free tanpa harus memasukan koin) serta setiap orang memiliki 1 kulkas. Agent saya juga sangat ramah dan fast-responsed, contohnya bila mesin cuci ngadet ataupun balon lampu yang putus, dia akan langsung mengirim tukang.

Selama saya berkuliah di Australia saya berusaha menjalin hubungan yang baik kesemua orang, contohnya dengan agent/pemilik rumah. Di rumah saya setiap bulan cleaning service akan datang membersihkan seluruh ruangan seperti dapur, kamar mandi, ruang menonton dan ruang makan. Namun, terkadang saya tetap membersihkan ruangan tersebut sebab bila harus menunggu cleaning service, ruangan tersebut akan sangat kotor. 

Suatu hari agent datang dan terkejut melihat rumah yang sudah bersih. Saya pun diberikan diskon hingga lulus untuk menjaga rumah tetap bersih. Selain itu, saat saya sudah hampir lulus, agent meminta untuk mencarikan penyewa yang seperti saya, yang menandakan dia sangat senang dengan saya sebagai penyewa di tempatnya (ke-PD-an). Bahkan, saat saya tidak sengaja memecahkan kaca besar di kamar saya, dia tidak memotong bond (uang DP) saya. Padahal,  saya sudah mengirim email ke dia untuk memotong bond , namun, dia tidak mempersoalkan itu.

In short, memilih akomodasi itu perlu direncanakan dengan baik, apalagi bagi kamu yang tidak suka pindah-pindah setiap semester. Selain itu, pertimbangkan jarak dan biaya yang harus dikeluarkan serta seringlah berbuat baik tanpa mengharap balasan, seperti yang saya alami.



Writen by Waode Eti Hardiyanti, S.Pd., M.Ed.




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Jumat, 01 Juni 2018

Unique Words - Bird Migration

Bird Migration

Migration is the regular movement of animals between their breeding grounds and the areas that they inhabit during the rest of the year. Many types of animals migrate, but bird migration in particular has fascinated observers for centuries. Migration is an excellent example of how nature has responded to the biological imperative for species to evolve and spread out into all possible ecological niches that can provide the conditions necessary for species to breed and raise young.
The most common form of bird migration involves traveling to higher latitudes to breed during the warm season and then returning to lower latitudes during the nonbreeding period. This form of migration allows birds to breed in areas that provide optimal conditions for nesting and feeding their young. Because of the way in which the continents are situated upon Earth, migration of this type takes place primarily into the higher latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. No land birds are known to migrate into the higher latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere; only species of seabirds migrate to the Southern Hemisphere to breed.
Although most bird migration takes place between the lower and higher latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, many species are transequatorial, living in the Northern Hemisphere during the breeding season and in the Southern Hemisphere during the remainder of the year. A well-known example of transequatorial migration is the arctic tern. This tern, which breeds in the arctic regions and winters in antarctic waters, travels 24,000 miles a year during migration.
Not all migration is long distance. Some species exhibit altitudinal migration. Their breeding areas are in higher elevations, near or at the peaks of mountains, and they spend the nonbreeding season in neighborting valleys or other nearby low country. this variety of migration is typical of many grouse species, including the ptarmigan, a type of arctic grouse. Many rock ptarmigan never leave the high arctic tundra, spending their breeding season a top windswept arctic peaks and the winter season in nearby valleys, enduring some of the coldest conditions on Earth.
During migration, most birds fly for a limited period each day, probably about six to eight hours, typically flying distances of several hundred miles. Some birds, however, undertake much longer flights when their routes include crossing large bodies of water or other geographic features such as deserts and mountains. For example, many species regularly cross the Gulf of Mexico, a trip that requires a continuous flight of more than 1,000 miles and takes from twenty-four to thirty-six hours or longer. An extreme example of nonstop bird migration is done by the miles from Alaska to New Zealand each year. At the start of its trip, about 55 percent of its body weight is made up of the fat necessary to fuel this amazing journey.
How birds manage to unerringly travel between distant locations is one aspect that has fascinated observers for centuries. Modern-day researchers have attempted to understand this feat. Most studies have found that migratory birds all have some ability to navigate and an innate drive to travel in a particular direction. Nocturnal migrants, those species that travel at night, seem to take their navigational cues from the stars. When the stars are obscured by clouds, nocturnal migrants may become confused and return to land or stray off course. Diurnal migrants, those migrating during the day, take their cues from the location of the sun. In addition, diurnal migrants have also been shown to use geographic features such as mountain ranges or seacoasts as other cues for navigation. Because the stars and the sun move constantly over the course of twenty-four hours, this suggests that migrating birds also have some sense of time.
(Source: Barrons; essential words for IELTS)
List of Unique Words:
1
Breed
(v) berkembang biak atau membiakkan
2
Diurnal
(adj) aktif di siang hari
3
Endure
(v) hidup dibawah kondisi yang sulit
4
Windswept
(adj) tak terlindung dari angin
5
Fuel
(v) menyediakan energi
6
Hemisphere
(n) setengah dari bumi
7
Imperative
(adj) sebuah prioritas; sesuatu yang mendesak; harus dipenuhi
8
Migration
(n) perpindahan dari suatu tempat ke tempat yang lain
9
Navigation
(n) penemuan jalan dari suatu tempat ke tempat lain; ilmu pelayaran
10
Nocturnal
(adj) aktif di malam hari
11
Observer
(n) orang yang mengamati sesuatu
12
Obscure
(v) menjadikan sulit untuk dilihat
13
Optimal
(adj) kondisi terbaik; yang paling menguntungkan
14
Species
(n) tipe; sebuah kelompok dasar dalam kelasifikasi biologis/hayati
15
Stray
(v) meninggalkan rute yang benar; menjadi terpisah dari kelompok/ mengembara


Written by Erna, S.P
Editor: Imam Safrullah
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