# How to be an Excellent Student

## Sunday, November 4, 2012

### Multiplication made easy

## Tuesday, September 4, 2012

### Casting out 9's

^{th}. This is a continuation from that article. This is the 5

^{th}and last article on checking answers.

24123 2+4+1+2+3 = 12

43523 4+3+5+2+3 = 17

32126 3+2+1+2+6 = 14

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99772 43

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9+9+7+7+2 = 34 now 3+4 = 7

Our check number 43 now 4+3 =7

12541 1+2+5+4+1 = 13

68922 6+8+9+2+2 = 27

33442 3+3+4+4+2 = 16

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114905 56

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Reducing our answer to a single number we get :

1+1+4+9+0+5 = 20 Now 2+0 = 2

Our check number 56 now 5+6 =11 and 1+1 = 2

^{th}October.

## Wednesday, August 8, 2012

### The magic of number 9

When you multiply any number by nine the digit of the answer will add up to nine.

## Thursday, August 2, 2012

### Checking answers to addition

I am going to post an article about a book written by a mother of a dyslexic child. I have not read the book myself but from what the mother has written to me I believe the book would be a good buy. Please pass this information to parents of dyslexic children as well as dyslexics themselves. Watch for my article tomorrow at : http://www.parentingdyslexia.com

## Sunday, July 29, 2012

### What phoneme does this grapheme represent

## Saturday, July 28, 2012

### Checking answers by substituting continued

## Friday, July 27, 2012

### Checking answers

My friends who have seen the performance of my children in school kept urging me to write a book on “How to teach students to study”. As such I decided to write this e-book which is based on what I have taught my children and students to achieve excellent results in school.

It is easy to be a smart student. If you follow the advice given in my book “How to be an excellent student”, you will indeed be an excellent student.

As you can see in ‘About me’ in my blogs I have written short notes on my children who are all top students in their school. Two of my children were in fact among the top in the state of Sabah. All my children have followed my advice and I am certain that, if you follow all the techniques in my book on being an excellent student, you too can be among the tops students in your school, state and country.

To be a smart student, simply do what my children have done – follow the advice in my book on being an excellent student.

Many parents have complained to me over the years that their children are not doing well in school despite studying consistently. This reminds me of the saying by Albert Einstein which says that “Doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results is insanity”. If you read and read and read day in day out it does not mean you will do well in your examinations.

You have to learn how to be a smart learner. This is what I have explained in detail in my book. If you are one of those students who study relentlessly but achieve only average results than you do have to change your methods and follow what I have written in my book.

If you are a hard working student I am sure that seeing your average results you would have studied even harder and put in more effort. Yes, at the end of the year you again do dismally in your examination. You cannot expect to achieve different results if you continue to do what you have been doing all this while and being an average student. It is time to change your strategy and learn smart.