This year marked the third year of our video project where we invited students who scored distinctions in the recent June O Level Malay Language Examinations to share their recipes to success. The aim of this video project is to educate our upcoming graduating students on how best to prepare for their national examinations and to motivate them to work hard to give their best.
This year several students have agreed to share their recipes to success and you can view their sharing and sharing of past students here. We usually play these videos during the first lesson of the year to get our graduating students to start the year on the right foot. These videos serve as a trigger activity to get our graduating students to envision themselves in the shoes of the students in this video. At the end of the lesson, they are given the task to create a video of themselves sharing (a) how they felt when they first heard that they had scored a distinction in the O Level Malay Language Examinations and (b) what were their recipes to success.
The aim of this envisioning exercise is to stroke our graduation students’ emotions so deeply that they experience that rush of adrenaline that comes with success and hopefully, albeit brief and fleeting, this experience will motivate them to work hard to score a distinction for themselves too. We look forward to discussing in greater detail how we had used these students’ videos from the envisioning exercise we had this year to better prepped our graduating students just before they sat for their O Level Malay Language Examinations in June. Do look out for our future post on this.