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Lecturer Saves Student From Failing Exam By Allowing Answers In BM, Receives Praise

Lecturer Saves Student From Failing Exam By Allowing Answers In BM, Receives Praise

The student needs three more marks to pass the exam.

Fernando Fong

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Getting excellent exam marks or passing a specific subject is one of the accomplishments that all students want while in university.

Recently, a clinical psychologist from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) shared his experience on Twitter about how she almost failed her students.

The student had difficulty understanding the questions, which were in English.

The student only needs another three marks to pass the paper.

While pondering whether to fail the student in the final exam, the lecturer, Siti Raudzah Ghazali, first talked to him about the matter.

I told him about the decision and asked him to tell me what he learned from this subject.

Lecturer Siti Raudzah Ghazali on giving her student a second chance.

The student asked the lecturer’s permission to answer in Bahasa Malaysia.

With his east coast accent, he managed to explain everything about the subject.

I modified the questions, and he can answer everything; he understands the theory well. I added three marks for him, and he passed.

Lecturer Siti Raudzah Ghazali on her student making it on second try.

At the end of the speech, she reiterated the goal of educating students not only to get A marks in each subject but more to gain knowledge to become wiser.

Something he never knew before; now he knows better, said Siti Raudzah.

The sharing has garnered attention on social media, and netizens have expressed their gratitude for this lecturer’s sense of empathy.

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At the same time, some netizens from the east coast also revealed why some of them have difficulty speaking in English.

Some pointed out that many students are good at written English but not so when it comes to speaking.

Why Am I Good At Writing English But Not Speaking?

Fluency usually applies to verbal communication. Literacy applies to the ability to read and write a language.

If you notice that your written English is rather good, but your spoken one is not, there is a simple reason. 

When we write, we have time to pause and search for words, and perhaps grammar.

We are also alone, and calm. On the other hand, when we try to speak in that foreign language, all calm disappears.

People also have trouble speaking because they tend to focus too much on the grammar rules and draw too many parallels with their mother tongue as they speak.


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