Sunday, October 7, 2012

PMR 2012 novel question - What should I study?

Morning everyone. I'm so sorry if the above title will kind of mislead you to think that I know what will come out in the PMR 2012 - literature novel question. The answer is, "I don't know". I don't even have the slightest idea on what questions are going to be asked in the coming PMR English. Those who have made early preparation would be ready for any questions. However, those who choose to burn the midnight oil may be having millions of butterflies in their stomach at the moment. Look at the following pictures. Which one are you?





A student posed the following question:


ayim/Wicky said...
what will come out in NOVEL question? it is theme/moral value / character/ setting..
PLEASEE help me what would i focus on??

My reply:

Dear ayim/Wicky,

Nobody will know what questions are going to come out in the PMR English 2012 until the exam time. Even though there are only a few hours left before PMR, you can still make a miracle. 

For novel, I suggest that you study one main theme. Actually the themes, moral values, characters & settings in a novel are interrelated (berkaitan antara satu sama lain). 

Let's say that the main theme in a novel is "Determination". If the question asks you to write about a character who is determined to achieve success, you can use the textual evidence from the theme "Determination". For example:
A character who is determined to achieve success is.... (give textual evidence for "determination" to support your answer)

If the question asks you to write about a moral value or a lesson learnt from the story, you can still write the textual evidence from the theme "Determination". For example:
A moral value / lesson learnt from the novel is we must be a determined person. I learn to be a determined person from the main character..... (name the character)
(write the rest of the answer by giving textual evidence from the theme "determination")

Depending on the question, textual evidences are any events, settings, related characters, etc which can be used to support your answer.

To get some ideas on how to answer the novel question, go to:
http://teachernuha.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-i-met-myself-sample-questions.html

Do your best!

Picture source:
  1. http://www.studytechnology.org/special/img/basic.gif
  2. http://deblogs.depaul.edu/guest/Documents/studying%20for%20finals.jpg

3 comments :

anime4ever said...

i can't believe my eyes!! the theme actually came up in pmr 2012!!!!

Teacher Nuha said...

hi anime4ever, thanks for dropping by.. what a coincidence, huh?

Anonymous said...

what should study for literature pmr 2013? hope your magical words come true as same as last year.

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