Senin, 05 Juni 2017

Selasa, 25 Agustus 2015

Writing about future plan

Direction:  Make a composition about your future plan.
The following tips may help you.

Menulis Rencana Masa Depan

Sebuah rencana masa depan adalah deskripsi dari keputusan, niat, harapan dan impian untuk masa depan anda. Berikut ini adalah hal-hal yang perlu dipertimbangkan ketika menulis rencana hidup.
1.    Memahami kebutuhan Anda.
Tulislah kebutuhan anda secara mental, emosional dan spiritual. Kasih sayang dan kepedulian mungkin menjadi salah satu kebutuhan emosional anda. Atau kemerdekaan dan kebebasan mungkin menjadi kebutuhan anda. Ingin ikut organisasi spiritual atau agama bisa jadi juga kebutuhan anda.
Tentukan kebutuhan fisik dan materi Anda. Misalnya ingin sehat dan bugar, hidup di lingkungan yang bebas polusi, ingin kaya atau yang lain.
2.    Mengidentifikasi kekuatan dan bakat.
Sebagai seorang mahasiswa, anda bisa mengidentifikasi tentang keunggulan anda pada mata kuliah tertentu. Kekuatan Anda mungkin dalam analisis, komposisi bahasa, perhitungan, mengingat atau pemecahan masalah. Hal lain juga  tentang tugas-tugas yang bisa anda lakukan dengan baik, seperti memecahkan masalah interpersonal, memimpin orang lain, membangun hal-hal atau menjawab pertanyaan orang-orang.
3.    Harapan dan impian anda.
Ini adalah aspek kehidupan yang menyenangkan yang anda harapkan. Aspek itu antara lain bisa jatuh cinta, memiliki anak, memiliki hewan peliharaan, memberikan kontribusi untuk tujuan mulia, dan merancang solusi untuk memecahkan masalah masyarakat.

4.    Gunakan daftar kebutuhan, kekuatan, dan harapan
Gunakan daftar kebutuhan (no 1), kekuatan (no 2), dan harapan (no 3) untuk menguraikan tujuan konkret anda. Sebagai contoh, kebutuhan untuk menjadi bugar dan sehat mungkin menyebabkan karir di kebugaran atau hanya komitmen untuk latihan beberapa kali per minggu. Bakat Anda dengan angka dan analisis dapat mendorong Anda untuk mengejar karir sebagai analis keuangan.
5.    Tinjau kembali tujuan hidup Anda
Tinjau kembali tujuan hidup Anda untuk memastikan semua aspek kehidupan Anda telah tertulis. Sebuah rencana hidup tersebut bisa menyeluruh meliputi pendidikan, karir, hobi, hubungan, anak-anak, serta  kegiatan spiritual.
6.    Periksa rincian rencana anda
Memeriksa rincian rencana hidup Anda sangat perlu. Anda perlu meninjau setiap kategori untuk memastikan bahwa anda telah mengungkapkannya secara menyeluruh. Misalnya, jika Anda berencana untuk menjadi guru, anda bisa menuliskan nama-nama sekolah target anda, di daerah dimana, dan apa yang akan anda lakukan disana.

Berikut contoh sebuah Future Plan

Sabtu, 22 Agustus 2015

Writing a Resume

Make a resume for applying a job in Education . The followings are the steps to write a resume and some examples of resume.

A resume is a compilation of  education, work experience, credentials, and accomplishments that is written and used to apply for jobs. When we apply job, we need to enclose it.
There are several basic types of resumes that we can use to apply for job. There are chronological, functional, and combination resume.
The followings are the way to write a resume:
1.      Find a job
To know the job you are going to apply is important. Not only the kind of the job but also the salary and the opportunity for your career must be considered.
2.      List keywords
Keyword is very important for the employer. At first, they will see the resume at glance. Therefore writing eye-catching keyword will help them know you deeper. The keywords may be your technical expertise, your management skills, your education and training, where you live and your work history.
3.      Resume Heading
It consists of: Your name, Address, Phone Number, Email, Website, Social Networking Profile
4.      Resume Job Objective
You must state your Job Objective very concisely. Your resume objective statement should be as short and quick to read as possible.
5.      Summary of Qualification
Write a clear, brief but comprehensive summary of your qualification
6.      Work Experience
Your work experience is one of the first things an employer looks for on your resume. Enter this information carefully and you can list them chronologically. You must use year instead of month for the periods of your experience. You must start from the recent one.
7.      Resume Achievement Statements
It is very important for you to show the employer about your achievement. They will see your competence and performance from your achievement.
8.      Education History
The education background can describe your capacity. If you have one or more college degrees  state where each degree was received. If you went to more than one school to earn a degree, you don't have to list all the different schools you attended leading up to that degree. List only the school that granted your degree. You can spell out the degree (for example, Bachelor of Arts) or use the representative letters (for example, BA or B.A.).
Listing certificates under education is very useful. A professional certificate is sometimes valued as much as a college degree.


Kamis, 20 Agustus 2015

Writing your past experience

Make a composition about your past experience.

You can use the following tips to write:


Writing a Personal Experience Essay


Choose one experience from your life that is interesting enough to be told.


Think of an introduction that will make the reader eager to know more about the experience.


Use simple past or past continuous tense. If something happened previous to the personal experience, use past perfect.
Write down some quick notes about the experience.
Don't worry about grammar. Take five minutes at the end to proofread your essay.
Remember every detail and try to visualize it.
  • Your feelings
  • Your thoughts
  • Objects around you (their shape, color, size, ...)
  • The smell
  • The taste
  • Actions
Include the setting: place, time. (Give specific details about the place and the time.)
Tell the events:
  • in chronological order
  • or using a flash back technique (depicting / recalling a set of events that occurred before the scenes immediately proceeding)


Conclude by telling what you learned from the experience.

Post writing

Edit your essay.
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The following is the example of  personal experience essay:

Sample Essay Score: A
During my third year of college I became acutely aware of the Womens Rights Issue.  I made an attempt to re-examine many of the cultural norms that I had previously accepted as just being "the natural order of things."  One of the paths I took to expand my awareness of the female psyche involved women's literature.  That is why I spent one weekend of my life in bed--crying, laughing, feeling sometimes confused, and often, incredibly angry and distraught.  On that rainy Humboldt Friday night I had decided to read "The Women's Room."

The author, Marilyn Fridey, describes the lives of several women from the 1950's to present.  These women are nothing out of the ordinary.  They either go to college and then get married, or they get married without bothering about the pretense of college--after all, they know that college is only a way to find more economically promising husbands.  Myra, the main character whose life is traced throughout the book vaguely wonders why she is not content cooking pot roast, scraping shit from the baby's diapers, and picking up her husband's dry cleaning.  Her only solace is the neighborhood of women who share concerns over coffee in the afternoons.
They wonder why Katherine, a Catholic woman who has 9 children and an alcoholic husband, committed suicide.  "She had a normal life, they thought, she just should have talked her husband into using birth control."  As for the rest of the women, including Myra, their lives, fears, disappointments and yearnings, were much more subtle, yet equally suicidal in their quiet desperation.
Many years down the road, Myra's life finally changes. Her husband has "made it", the kids have grown, and life is easy economically.  Myra has a nervous breakdown.  Once recovered, she divorces, and becomes a graduate student at Yale.  Though painful and difficult, it is here that she comes to terms with herself, realizes her potential, and learns to live with herself--not necessarily happily--but at least honestly.
After I finished the story of Myras world that Sunday evening, I woke up in the middle of the night sobbing uncontrollably from a terrible nightmare.  Though I couldn't remember the dream, I came to a profound realization. Myra's life was my mothers.
Most of my life I had revered, respected and admired my father for going to college, being intelligent and worldly, having power and control.  In short for being a man.
My mother always seemed too "wishy-washy", easily trodden upon, overly dependent because she had chosen the role of HOUSEWIFE, MOTHER.  I rebelled against the tradition, and feared wearing those chains someday.  Consequently, I strove to be like my father.
Until this book, I never realized how much more courage it took for a person to live within a stifled role, and find contentment by living through other people.  During that night of crying I understood my mother for the first time--I respected her inner strength, compassion, gentleness.
Ever since then, my relationship with my mother has evolved, and we are very close.  I will probably never adopt the role in life that she chose to take, but I now respect her for her life, and understand the reasons why she made those choices.  Reading of Myra's evolution as a female changed the way I feel towards myself, my feelings and compassion for my mother, and provided me with a much more sensitive view towards the lives of many women in our society today.
Comment: Clearly a well-written, superior essay.  Each of the three parts of the topic is covered and well developed, with considerable detail provided.  Despite an occasional lapse in the use of the possessive and a few other matters, the paper is strong in mechanics.  Sentence structure is sophisticated and effective.

Sample Essay Score: B
Through the ages of 8-15 I was an avid reader of pleasure books.  The majority of the books were mysteries such as Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys.  Books about animals were avoided because they usually had a very sentimental theme, and I was very emotional when it came to animal suffering.

When I was approximately 10 years old I read a book titled Misty & Chatlenaque.  This book was about a young horse that was stranded on an island.  It had been on a horse-trading ship when the ship wrecked on the rocks.  Misty went through several adventures where wild dogs tried to kill her, horse traders tried to capture her (and beat her in the process), and the sea tried to swallow her.
A little girl who lived on the Island found Misty and tried to protect her from the wild dogs and horse traders.  The story was told from the horse's point view, and the agony and terror Misty went through passed on to me.  I felt as if it were me who was being chased and beat.
A girl at the age of ten is influenced by the things she sees and reads.  Years after reading the book I had the notion that horse ranches were terrible to horses.  I also felt that horses were very human in the sense that they could think, feel, understand, and have emotions.
Whenever I passed by a horse who was behind a fence I had to stop and feed it, talk to it, pet it, and feel sorry for it.  Every horse had that "Misty" look in its eyes, and I felt it was "crying out to me".
After reading Misty and Chatlenaque, horses became more than just an animal to me.  They became something I could relate to and sympathize with.  I myself was a lonely child who felt neglected (even though I wasn't) and "penned".  While reading the book I felt the horse and I were one.  Years later I felt like horses and I had something in common and could relate to each other.
Now, I know horses do not understand what I say to them, but I still stop and talk to them as if they were human.  I feel that if I had not read that book eleven years ago I wouldn't feel as attached to horses as I do now.  To this day, I refuse to read another horse book or watch a horse movie that looks like it might be "emotional" or "sentimental".
Misty & Chatlenaque is still a very prominent book in my mind, and details of it are remembered frequently.  It has had the profound effect of altering my view of horses and will probably remain in my memory for life.  The book also had the effect of making me not want to read those kinds of books again.  Their emotional impact was too great on me so I only read mysteries and school books.  To this day I have my reservations about reading an emotional book, especially if it pertains to animals.
Comment: A very competent paper, nearly free of mechanical errors but lacking the coherent development of the superior essay.  It is also occasionally repetitious and a bit unfocused at times.  (The correct title of this book is Misty of Chincoteaque.)
Sample Essay Score: C
In the summer of 1981 I worked for the Army Corps of Engineers on the Warm Springs Dam Project.  Much to my objections I was to spend the entire summer living alone, without my wife, since she had obligations to keep in Eureka, California.
The project was located 7 miles southwest of Cloverdale, Ca., in an area which is essentially agricultural.  Housing in the area was very scarce and the lodging which could be found was either too expensive or unsuitable.  By my own preference, I decided it would be nice to camp out in the woods for the entire duration of the summer.
At first the evenings after work were hot but beautifully peaceful.  It didn't take long though until I found my self bored to death looking for something to do besides play solitare.  How did the people in the early days of our world stand life without television.  I was forced to find some other means of entertainment which just happened to be reading.
The only reading material which was at my camp was a book left there by my wife on her last visit entitled "The Stix Complex."  This book to most of the world I'm sure has no great literary value, but to me, it was the greatest entertainment I had ever found.  I realized that in the reading of a book, ones own imagination can bring out much more detail in a story than television ever could.
I don't feel that it was the specific book that struck me so much that summer, and it probably could have been any book.  I realized that we expect to be entertained by television and movies so much that we forget that we can entertain ourselves to a much higher degree.  I still watch television, but I now read much more for enjoyment.
Comment: Although this essay addresses all three aspects of the topic, development of them is thin.  The writer devotes most of the essay to describing his situation and passes rather quickly over the book itself and its effects on him.  Still, despite a few mechanical flaws, this is clearly a competent piece of writing.
Sample Essay Score: D
I was strongly affected by a book I read called Never Cry Wolf.  The book discribes a remote animal behavor study, located in a mountainous region of northern Canada.  The purpose of the study was to observe the animal behavior of wolfs in there natural environment. The study was conducted by a wildlife biologist, working for the Canadian goverment.

Up until the time I read the book, I had the impression that wolfs where among the meanest creatures on the planet.  I may have received this impression from childhood fairy tales that were told to me.  After reading the book severl times, my impression of wolfs had changed.  I no longer viewed wolfs as mean creatues, but instead viewed them as primarly passive creatures.  Their intent was not to harm, but to survive.
Animal behavior became a primary interest of mine after reading the book, Never Cry Wolf.  Although, I am not a wildlife major, I have assisted in a wildlife study on wolfs.  I would have never gained this experience if I had not read Never Cry wolf.  The knowledge I gained from the book has opened my eyes to nature.
Comment: While no parts of the topic are omitted, treatment of them tends to be superficial.  The writer provides very little supporting detail.  Considerable repetition is present because of the predominantly simple sentences used.  (Note, for example, how the three opening sentences can easily be combined into one: I was strongly affected by a book I read called Never Cry Wolf, which describes the behavior of wolves living in their natural environment in the mountains of northern Canada.)  Spelling is also weak.
Sample Essay Score: E
The purpose of this essay is to describe my personal experience; that of a particular book which has greatly affected me.  This book is Sweet Thursday by John Stienbeck.  This book has greatly affected my over all outlook on life in general.  Sweet Thursday changed the way I think about myself and others.  Also, it has changed the way I feel about my own career.

The main character of the book was Doc.  Doc had a very profound outlook on twards life, which I found quite interesting.  He gave his career all of his attention yet still felt an emptyness inside.  This was because he was without a meaningful relationship with a women.  I too feel this emptyness, but because of Sweet Thursday I am able to understand what it is.  This understanding gives me hope when career goals are overwelming.
Comment: Although this essay does not ignore the question, it treats it very poorly.  The essay is both thin in content and lacking in development.  The writer uses repetitious simple sentences rather than more sophisticated sentence structures which would combine and properly subordinate thoughts and eliminate the repetitions.

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Selasa, 18 Agustus 2015

Daily Routines

The following is the picture of a daily routine. You may have your own typical daily routine. Make a composition about your daily routine, do not forget to use appropriate tense.
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The following is an example:
I wake up at 7am every morning.
I press the snooze button five times every morning before I turn off the alarm and get up.
I have a cup of coffee and make breakfast. I usually read the newspaper while I have breakfast. My children like to have a shower after they have breakfast but I like to have a shower before I get dressed.
My wife brushes her long hair, and I have short hair so I comb my hair. How do you do your hair in the morning?
It is important to brush your teeth, and some women like to put make-up on.
After I have finished work, I go home to cook dinner. In my house I usually make dinner. The family eat dinner together at 7:30pm.
After dinner I make sure that my children do their homework, and then I chill out on the sofa and watch television.
On television I usually watch the News. My wife usually comes to tell me to take the rubbish out, or wash the dishes.
Our children feed the dog and the cat before they go to bed and I tell them to go to the bathroom too.
If I am sick I have to take my medication, but then I get into my pyjamas and set the alarm so I wake up in the morning.
The last things I do is lock the door, turn off the lights, and go to bed.

Daily Activities at Work

What are some daily activities that you do at work?
I go to work at 8.45am every morning.
I usually drive to work.
I always check my emails when I get to work, but I don't always reply to them immediately.
I take a taxi or a train if I have a lunch meeting. I never take the bus because it is too slow.
When I am at my desk I usually work on the computer, even during morning tea.
At 1pm most days I have lunch.
At 3pm we have afternoon tea, and that is when we usually talk and eat cake.
When you are in the office you probably have a lot of papers. It is important for you to file your papers, and so that you can find them again you need to organise your files.
When I work I have to make telephone calls. If an important issue happens I ask my secretary to organise a meeting.