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Beginners should read it...

As we know that CSS candidate has to manage 12 subjects and he has limited time. Newspaper plays key role in CSS preparation for instance
It helps in preparation of current affairs paper directly
It helps acquiring material for Essay ( for essays on current issues only)
It helps you in many ways indirectly for English Composition
It helps build your opinion
It helps acquiring facts and figures and updated knowledge for many of optional subjects as well such as sociology, journalism, international relations etc.


First of all make a register of current affairs. Divide it into three main portions
MCQs
National Issues
International Issues


MCQs
This portion will be reserved for sifting material for MCQs of current affairs paper.
Following are key areas for MCQs
Names of Presidents , Prime Ministers and other heads of states of key countries
Capital cities of the important countries of the world
Heads of international organizations such as World Bank , IMF , ADB etc
News agencies
Currencies
Major international events
Major international sports events etc

National Issues
Make sub sections of various national issues confronting Pakistan that are likely to be asked in the forthcoming CSS examination.
For Example
Balochistan issue
Water crisis
Energy crisis
Sustainability of economy
Terrorism
NFC award etc


International Issues

Make sub sections of various international issues confronting the world that are likely to be asked in the forthcoming CSS examination.
For Example
Iraq
Iran
Afghanistan
Palestine
Terrorism
China supremacy
Rise of Russia etc
For reading purpose we can divide newspaper (here from newspaper we will assume DAWN) in four sections
1-Main page
2-Editorial page
3-World in focus
4-Other special editions


Main Page
Keeping in view above sections, have a look at the main page and read those pieces of news which are related to the above issues only. If there is any major or important development in those issues than note down in the relevant section only the development not the whole story.
If there is no news related to any of the above issue than those who have recently started reading newspaper should read at least one piece of news from main page.

Editorial Page
Having cursory look at other pages, move on to the editorial page. Editorials are a MUST DAILY read. Read main article for two months continuously if you are a fresh reader, than you may skip if you feel like it being the repetition.
Similarly, note down the important facts of the issues in their respective sections.


World in Focus
In this section the writers are mostly foreigners. Their style of writing and the way of looking at various issues is worth noting. Study at least one. Note down the way they take up and analyze the issue.

Other special editions
Do read following
One article from Business Review on every Monday
One article from Encounter on every Saturday.
From Science dot com, any thing related to EDS directly.
Sunday magazine any thing useful for any subject of CSS
Friday feature is a MUST read on every Friday.


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Default one must mantian register for Newspapers

Surely, it is invaluable to mantian register for all the facts and figurers and for important statements of the authority. besides one should also pen down quotes form Young World and Dawn news. Thoughts and Idea of the article writer such as Shahed Javed Burki, Rafia Zakria Ali Asghar etc also be jot down by the candidates.
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Thanx to all those Seniors who have provided such a giant pile of information.That is really very helpful in how to read a newspaper in a promising way. But what is more helpful to us suppose if I get an article photo copied and then write down all the unknown words on the backside and go through the article by underling the keypoints or just reading the newspapers in a formal way?
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reading dwan news paper is not that difficult as it seem. what is most important, is the level of concentration one pays to, and the will to achieve. for instance, if you are dealing with international affair one need to go through events and inccidents that take place, in detail.like what causes the incident, what are its relevent impacts if mentioned,and will happen followed by ur suggestion if not given. these are the one need to note down.
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seniors plz guide me....can we give reference of any political personality while writing their point of view or anything they said? I mean while attempting the paper of current affairs can we clearly mention any political personalities point view along with his or her name?
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yes If u know the same wording which that personality said u quote it same.


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seniors plz guide me....can we give reference of any political personality while writing their point of view or anything they said? I mean while attempting the paper of current affairs can we clearly mention any political personalities point view along with his or her name?
Yes, you can quote, until and unless that statement or personality is not controversial or contradictory to the national interest...it should be a neutral statement and according to the demand of the question.
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on which page of dawn newspaper the friday feature is printed? I mean to the islamic feature? as far as my knowledge is concerned friday feature is related to islamiat? rite?
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on which page of dawn newspaper the friday feature is printed? I mean to the islamic feature? as far as my knowledge is concerned friday feature is related to islamiat? rite?
You can see it on Opinion page.Right next to "letters to the editor".It is equally beneficial for Islamiat and essay on Islamic issues.
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the yellow pages and Business review are the same pages printed in monday dawn?
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