So I've been thinking "Am I ready enough to face IB ?". Precisely, "Am I ready enough for the holy grail IB 45 ?". International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, as for those who are not familiar with it, is a pre-university programme which aims to produce all-rounded students, providing them with all they need for the challenging life as undergraduates. All-rounded ? What does it mean ? Well, I take an all-rounded student as one who is excellent not just in academics, but also in communication skills, spirituality , mentality and activity involvement.
This 28th June, I'll be registering myself at Kolej MARA Banting for IB study. There's still a month until that, so I'm thinking of something to do that might help for my study. My main worry is, of course, my memorization of the holy Qur'an as the rumors keeping telling that IB'll surely make me very busy that there'll be very little time for me to do muraja'ah. But then comes a word relief from a senior "Ala kat sini ade jer senior yang hafiz, nampak die boleh jer keep up..". Yes, I'm relieved, but just a bit.
SAT. That's one of the major problems to settle. All praise to Allah, with His guidance, came an idea of buying a SAT book when I was in the trip at Kuala Lumpur with my family and it was 'Picture This SAT Words'. It's a great book, simple to read and easy to digest. As the name suggests, the book is a gift for students who want to score well in Critical Reading and Writing tests of SAT. The true problem with SAT is not in it actually, but in the preparation to succeed in it. As I'm a MARA Scholar, I'll have difficulties to prepare for it since MARA will not fund for any SAT class, not like PETRONAS.
That's some of the hindering factors in my long way towards US education. But I'm sure that I'll go through it well. Anyway, I'm going to be an 'all-rounded' IB student right ?