Tutor profile: Vidur B.
Subject: Study Skills
I have an important AP subject test coming up for history, and I don't know how to divide all the information I need to study. What do I do?
Ideally, try and separate the subject by time period. If that doesn't work, then divide it by major milestone events - an event that shaped the coming years and had various consequences. Once you've completed this, take a separate note of what exactly you need to study for each of the divided sections. As you study the information needed, cross it off your list once you think you've fully got it. Depending on the intensity at which you study, as well as how far in advance you begin to prepare, you should be fine.
Subject: World Geography
In what southeast Asian country is Islam the only official religion?
Brunei. Brunei, a country often forgotten, is surrounded by Malaysia on the island of Borneo. Islam is the only official religion, with approximately 80% practicing. Be careful not to choose Indonesia as the answer to this question - although Islam is an official religion of Indonesia, it is not the only one. Islam is one of six official religions in Indonesia.
If students in urban environments are cognizant of the everyday dangers surrounding them, why wouldn't they push themselves to excel in school and gain admission to a top university away from that negative atmosphere?
Well, it isn't always as easy as just excelling in school. Within urban environments, there are a number of hidden factors that affect the academic potential of a student outside of their intellectual capacity. Factors such as economic background, stability level of a home environment, gang/drug related pressures nearby, and (sometimes limited) resources provided by the school are all factors that can impede on a student's ability to excel academically, no matter how intelligent they are.
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