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Can I Still Get THERE? by gingerbread(m): 4:20pm On Oct 29, 2013
My journey started last year when I got admitted into the University of Ilorin. I can't forget how I screamed for joy that evening. I got my desired course 'business administration' and believe me am proud to be studying that course. The intention I had of what my grade would be was 'minimum 2.1 no matter the grade score, I just want to fall within 3.5 - 4.5. So I started the journey, 1st semester exams came and past, result were released in 2nd semester except for the cbt exams that were released 3 weeks after the exam. I'm really not good in accounting got lucky that I didn't fail the course( acc 101) heard a lot of peeps failed itn my gratitude to God for excluding me because I got 40 on the dot though I failed Acc 102. I'm still trying to decipher how I got #20 in test only to see #13 in my exam score sheet. My g.p.a for first semester was 2.9. Some of the result of the exams I wrote made me wonder things like;
Is my writing not so express able?
Is my handwriting not clear enough of which I know is good if not better?
How come someone who is not, let's say well intelligent and below average got a B and I got an E? Someone that if I could bring the exam questions we were giving to answer last semester and it was marked by a Scholar he/she won't be able to get a D.
I even remember I heard some rumours from a close friend of mine, of lecturers and some students, I don't have business with that cos that's not the reason I came to Unilorin to school.
Is the lecturers marking scheme that high or what?
I remember scoring #20 in a test, got like +5 in an assignment only to get a D, the exact score was even 46.
I sometimes wonder what goes on within the walls of my faculty.
Now my CGPA is 2.59 which is way too low to my expectations. I remember telling a friend why I chose Unilorin was because you get what you put in(test,assignment and exams), and that there is no fluke if you no what I mean or let's call it EQUITY.
A new semester has already begun and my QUESTION here is can I be able to get to a 2.1 before I graduate come 2016. Am seriously putting this session and the rest in God Hands and am staying Positive because this things are not going the way I expected them.
Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by chykfy(f): 4:26pm On Oct 29, 2013
Yeah u can, jst put in more effort n less pressure on ur self
Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by Nobody: 4:48pm On Oct 29, 2013
Bro, i know u are a booky unlike me, i don't care about grades, as far as naija is concern, the only peeps who have the opportunity not to struggle after graduation are the first class(only the ones that merited it). U sound surprise when u noticed somebody u were better than scoring above u, that's naija signature for u, if u don't have the brains have the cash, it happens everywhere and it's currently happening in medical courses, that's why we have quacks everywhere. When i was in school, my coursemate who was thinking like u committed suicide after he missed a 6months I.T defense. My advise for u is, just be as focused as possible, maybe u'll get better when u'll get to b.admin courses not just a general courses u did in ur 1st year.
Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by gingerbread(m): 5:13pm On Oct 29, 2013
chykfy: Yeah u can, jst put in more effort n less pressure on ur self
Thanks but believe am trying.
Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by gingerbread(m): 5:20pm On Oct 29, 2013
tony ayo: Bro, i know u are a booky unlike me, i don't care about grades, as far as naija is concern, the only peeps who have the opportunity not to struggle after graduation are the first class(only the ones that merited it). U sound surprise when u noticed somebody u were better than scoring above u, that's naija signature for u, if u don't have the brains have the cash, it happens everywhere and it's currently happening in medical courses, that's why we have quacks everywhere. When i was in school, my coursemate who was thinking like u committed suicide after he missed a 6months I.T defense. My advise for u is, just be as focused as possible, maybe u'll get better when u'll get to b.admin courses not just a general courses u did in ur 1st year.
Rip to ur cousemate. You know I don't want to disappoint my parents and this is not something I could easiily tell my parent cos they will see it as an excuse or a mirage.
Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by Nobody: 6:32pm On Oct 29, 2013
gingerbread:
Rip to ur cousemate. You know I don't want to disappoint my parents and this is not something I could easily tell my parent cos they will see it as an excuse or a mirage.
Yap guy, i know u are a very young guy, ask ur close friend who's working hard in his studies, he'll tell u the same (i'm doing it for my parents). Don't tell me that it was ur parents that made u choose b.admin, coz that'll be bad. 50% of intelligent unsuccessful ppl in naija, are those that listens to their parents in terms of their future, yes, we know that parents loves u more than any being on earth, but if u can't make ur own decision for once, u'll always be that same little kid ur parents knew. I love writing since my primary school days but my parents made me to study engr instead of literature, and i turn out amongst the worst graduate of my set, and now i'm struggling to make a living as a writer, what am i trying to say - u'll always make ur parents proud, if not in education, it'll be in proffession.
Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by peter1994(m): 10:03pm On Oct 29, 2013
to answr ur quest YES.
like a nairalander (jarus) once said "study smart n nt hard"
try n meet dose dat r toppin ur department n find out wht is it they do dat you dnt.....also get a senior colleauge dat will tell yo what paid him when he was @ yor level or wht he wish he had done. Also try n find out if ur lecturers make use of PQ
Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by gingerbread(m): 11:40pm On Oct 29, 2013
tony ayo:
Yap guy, i know u are a very young guy, ask ur close friend who's working hard in his studies, he'll tell u the same (i'm doing it for my parents). Don't tell me that it was ur parents that made u choose b.admin, coz that'll be bad. 50% of intelligent unsuccessful ppl in naija, are those that listens to their parents in terms of their future, yes, we know that parents loves u more than any being on earth, but if u can't make ur own decision for once, u'll always be that same little kid ur parents knew. I love writing since my primary school days but my parents made me to study engr instead of literature, and i turn out amongst the worst graduate of my set, and now i'm struggling to make a living as a writer, what am i trying to say - u'll always make ur parents proud, if not in education, it'll be in proffession.
You discovered yours quite early, it was in secondary school I discovered I had more interest in business studies in my junior year nd commerce in senior year. I want to become an Entrepreneur a Successful One by Gods Grace. My parents never had any say in my choice of profession because they saw it reflecting on my second sch grade..
Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by gingerbread(m): 11:42pm On Oct 29, 2013
peter1994: to answr ur quest YES.
like a nairalander (jarus) once said "study smart n nt hard"
try n meet dose dat r toppin ur department n find out wht is it they do dat you dnt.....also get a senior colleauge dat will tell yo what paid him when he was @ yor level or wht he wish he had done. Also try n find out if ur lecturers make use of PQ
Thanks for the advise...

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Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by keyke(f): 4:02am On Oct 30, 2013
yea i agree wit peter, try 2 find out 4rm dose who re topin in ur department (both seniors and ur mates) wat dey do dah u dont. It really helps, dere's a girl in my class dat's always avin As while i ave B, wen i asked her wat she does, she told she answers all questns b4 goin into d exam hall, wen i tried it i found everytin easy i dint ave 2 rack my brain in d exam hall, everytin wz juz comin. U knw; as an international relations student, our lecturers give us AOC (area of concentration) 4 exam so we alredi knw d questns dey'll set and even if dey dont giv us, we use our brain 2 detect d questn dat'll come out. So all m sayin is, pple ave secrets dey use in doin well in exams dan odas, u jez ave 2 find out. Anyways, u can still get there; d diff btw here and there is "T" and T=Time so wit time and hardwork u'll make it

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Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by gingerbread(m): 7:09am On Oct 30, 2013
keyke: yea i agree wit peter, try 2 find out 4rm dose who re topin in ur department (both seniors and ur mates) wat dey do dah u dont. It really helps, dere's a girl in my class dat's always avin As while i ave B, wen i asked her wat she does, she told she answers all questns b4 goin into d exam hall, wen i tried it i found everytin easy i dint ave 2 rack my brain in d exam hall, everytin wz juz comin. U knw; as an international relations student, our lecturers give us AOC (area of concentration) 4 exam so we alredi knw d questns dey'll set and even if dey dont giv us, we use our brain 2 detect d questn dat'll come out. So all m sayin is, pple ave secrets dey use in doin well in exams dan odas, u jez ave 2 find out. Anyways, u can still get there; d diff btw here and there is "T" and T=Time so wit time and hardwork u'll make it
Thanks for taking your time to reading all of it. I will definitely be doing some research and a lot of enquiry.
Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by keyke(f): 8:07am On Oct 30, 2013
its alryt, wish u d best
Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by gingerbread(m): 2:38pm On Oct 30, 2013
keyke: its alryt, wish u d best
Thanks.....
@your friend how or where does she gets questions to answer before an exam?
Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by keyke(f): 9:46pm On Oct 30, 2013
gingerbread:
Thanks.....
@your friend how or where does she gets questions to answer before an exam?
everybody gets it, eda 2ru past questions, lecturer or use ur brain

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Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by Nobody: 10:58pm On Oct 30, 2013
Its wonderful stumbling upon this thread, well let me share my own experience.

I was admitted 2008, then i was down with a terminal illness but thank God i survived it, then in my 100level i wrote both 1st and 2nd semester without attending lectures, missed most tests meaning no CA for me, when all my results were out my CGPA was like 2.6. Then during second year i had my surgery and i was well and fit to study again, i began working hard, i am hardly a social type, i began reading with top students in my class, weekdays i usually come home late and i go to school to read even on weekends.

Am now in final year 500level and my CGPA up-till 400level is 3.34, am still hoping that my final year exam will boost my CGPA further into above 3.5 by Gods grace. What really helped was

1. I mixed alot with bookworms cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy my guys read alot.
2. I studied my lecturers as to what they expect from you in exams, like some lecturers prefer you to write detailed answer, some will want you to go straight to point, some will want you to write exactly what they gave you then others will prefer you to make some researches.
3. Past questions will help prepare your own exam before the main exam.
4. Read far ahead before semester exam atleast you must have covered you scope 3x
5. God factor, determination and keep motivating yourself till you achieve your aim.
Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by keyke(f): 6:43am On Oct 31, 2013
Emzybrown: Its wonderful stumbling upon this thread, well let me share my own experience.

I was admitted 2008, then i was down with a terminal illness but thank God i survived it, then in my 100level i wrote both 1st and 2nd semester without attending lectures, missed most tests meaning no CA for me, when all my results were out my CGPA was like 2.6. Then during second year i had my surgery and i was well and fit to study again, i began working hard, i am hardly a social type, i began reading with top students in my class, weekdays i usually come home late and i go to school to read even on weekends.

Am now in final year 500level and my CGPA up-till 400level is 3.34, am still hoping that my final year exam will boost my CGPA further into above 3.5 by Gods grace. What really helped was

1. I mixed alot with bookworms cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy my guys read alot.
2. I studied my lecturers as to what they expect from you in exams, like some lecturers prefer you to write detailed answer, some will want you to go straight to point, some will want you to write exactly what they gave you then others will prefer you to make some researches.
3. Past questions will help prepare your own exam before the main exam.
4. Read far ahead before semester exam atleast you must have covered you scope 3x
5. God factor, determination and keep motivating yourself till you achieve your aim.
u re very ryt, especially dah num 2, lecturere re lyk dat u ave 2 study dem and knw wah dey want. One of my lecturers lyks scholar quote alot dah if u giv him lyk 5 definitions 4rm scholars, to him u re a genius and it'll boost ur mark. So knwin wat ur lecturer wants is also essential
Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by gingerbread(m): 12:42pm On Nov 01, 2013
keyke: u re very ryt, especially dah num 2, lecturere re lyk dat u ave 2 study dem and knw wah dey want. One of my lecturers lyks scholar quote alot dah if u giv him lyk 5 definitions 4rm scholars, to him u re a genius and it'll boost ur mark. So knwin wat ur lecturer wants is also essential
Thanks.......
This is an EYE-OPENER for me.
Godbless you all.
Am very open to more suggestions.
Re: Can I Still Get THERE? by gingerbread(m): 12:45pm On Nov 01, 2013
Emzybrown: Its wonderful stumbling upon this thread, well let me share my own experience.

I was admitted 2008, then i was down with a terminal illness but thank God i survived it, then in my 100level i wrote both 1st and 2nd semester without attending lectures, missed most tests meaning no CA for me, when all my results were out my CGPA was like 2.6. Then during second year i had my surgery and i was well and fit to study again, i began working hard, i am hardly a social type, i began reading with top students in my class, weekdays i usually come home late and i go to school to read even on weekends.

Am now in final year 500level and my CGPA up-till 400level is 3.34, am still hoping that my final year exam will boost my CGPA further into above 3.5 by Gods grace. What really helped was

1. I mixed alot with bookworms cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy my guys read alot.
2. I studied my lecturers as to what they expect from you in exams, like some lecturers prefer you to write detailed answer, some will want you to go straight to point, some will want you to write exactly what they gave you then others will prefer you to make some researches.
3. Past questions will help prepare your own exam before the main exam.
4. Read far ahead before semester exam atleast you must have covered you scope 3x
5. God factor, determination and keep motivating yourself till you achieve your aim.
Thank You brother. I pray you get your desired result.

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