sum more useful tips:
1. get hold of a computer and 24 hrs internet connection.
2. downloaded the BBC ticker for your desktop that used to display the current news.
3. follow news from BBC’s ticker (application/software).
4. watch the lectures of VU on youtube.com
5. transcribe the text from documentaries and use to read and read for sometime. (This helped me a lot with writing)
6. try guessing the questions for the examination and use to write as if in Exam, used to check, modify and read them afterwards.
7. practice drawing the world maps.
1. Hard work is necessary but smart work is very important.
2. Try to stay analytical.
3. Practice, practice and practice writing about anything you feel important.
4. Daily Dawn is must read thing everyday.
paper solving techniques:
solving a paper of css doesnot require ordinary techniques that one used to apply in school and university. while you are going to ink the answer sheet,sitting in css exam, you must understand two things viz: what is being asked ? and what would be the proper answer?
here is the simplified scheme to solve any paper ( islamiat is also inluded).
1. you have only first ten minutes to select the questions with rough idea.
2. when u have selected the question (except compalsory) find out those four questions which can be best answered by you.
3. remember that you dont have to beat about the bust, read the sequence of the things asked in question and answer all the key words one by one.
4. remove all cuttings that give bad impressions.
essay is not a big deal provided u know that what is the essence of essay.
essay is nothing but a set patteren of writing . u have to follow the rules that are essential for any essay in any form of language.
following are the steps to prepare and pass the paper of essay.
1. WHAT MATERIAL TO BE STUDIED FOR ESSAY???
essay requires a comprehensive knowledge of the topic to be disscused. if you are writing on global warming or renewable energy you must have the accurate statistics for the topic. simillarly if you are writing on terrorism or mis-perception about islam than you must know different refrences and saying of prominent leaders.
therefore i recommend extensive reading of dawn, find out articles from www.encarta.com
on various issues like global warming, renewable energy, humanism, civil liberties, terorism etc. (it helped me to obtain 54 in essay)
2.HOW TO WRITE???
it first needs the selection of topic. always chose an easy topic for what u have done homework. than use thesis statement style of writing easy.
pay attention on introduction and conclusion.
<<REMEBER TO USE EASY WORDS AND MAKE SHORT SENTECES. DONT MAKE ANY GRAMMATICAL OR SPELLING MISTAKE>>
well i think it is the toughest paper to solve. you need to do alot of homework to pass this paper. but its not impossible.
solving the paper of english require one to have full command over precise making, expansion of idea, vocabulary, grammar.etc.
if you go through following tips you will certainly feel diffrence in your skills of writing and speaking english.
1. read articles,opinion editorials in dawn . economist( www.economist.com
) get them copied make a file. now the thing is how to read and what do with article. give the full article a normal reading taking out difficult words(make separate register for vocabulary and idioms) . than find out the meanings of the difficult word ( remember always that you have to notice how the writer has used that word).
2. in article find out different grammatical rules and learn that how the writer is using grammar. try to do it urself as well.
3. go through mastering the world of english, exploring the world of english.
4. buy digital dictionary and make full use of it. ( frankilin recomended).
5. direct indirect made easy by anwar afzal mufti.
6. watch bbc, or dawn news channel .listen what they say and what rule of grammar or structure they are using .
its enough for english
EVERY DAY SCIENCE:
every day science is a subject which can change your total score because one can get maximum marks in it provided he does well in written. well now fpsc have devided eds paper into two section. theoretical (50 marks) and objective (50 marks).
eds by kashmiri is sufficent. and solve the last ten years paper. thats all for eds
while solving the paper of pak affairs you must remember that when you ink the paper it must be patriotic, quote refrences, statement of our leaders, accurate dates, and most important is that you have to give a conclusion. a conclusion by you will be in if clause i.e if it had not happened things would have been different or had it not happened things would have been different
struggle for pakistan i.h qureshi
making of pakistan k.k aziz
pakistan affairs ikram rabbani ( sufficent if you cant go for first two books.)
it is hard to get good score in current affairs paper, but not impossible. the best way of preparing yourself for current affairs is reading dawn and weekly economist. you can have economist on web because one issue costs 300 rupees.
take out opinion and editorials from dawn. reading of the letters to editors give you insight that how one has to present his own suggestions.so these letters are also important. print out some of the articles from www.economist.com
on weekly basis.
at the end of month categorize the articles in accordance to the subject and bring out the best one from every category and discard all other. you can keep 2 articles for each category if required.
make a note of impotant dates ,personality, and other important information.( dont miss international page).
while you are solving the paper you must go in the following sequence for every question.
2. present situation.
3. plus and minus of the topic.
4. conclusion with recommendations.
One has to solve 5 question plus one compulsory question. the paper of islamiat (current pattren) asks one to have command over islamic basics. you have always to show yourself as islamic and not a moderate. if the question is on freedom of women than you must show the real picture depicted in islam and not go for ideas for liberalism.
recommended book jahangir book's depu islamiat for css
tarjuman alquran (magazine)
dawn friday islamic article.
in urdu newspaper islamic articles.
(( wish you best of luck for c.s.s exams 2011 ))