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Hello everyone! December is a month that we all have been waiting for. Christmas and New Year are just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

However, for some students, December is also a month for exam or exam preparations. For those of you who are having your exam in December or January, JIC will give you tips on how to excel on your exam.

 

  1. Time management

    Always make sure that you have enough time to study and make a study schedule that fits you. Although some students seem to thrive on last-minute studying, this might not be the case for you. Studying at the very last minute or the night before might not be enough for your brain to memorize all the information, and worst case, you will be too tired to think straight during the exam. Write down how many exams you have and how many pages you need to learn and form a schedule that fits your studying way.

  2. Practice on old exams and quizzes.

    The most effective way to study is by working on previous exam questions and the quizzes your teacher gave you during class. This method would help you see the format and formulation of the problems and know what to expect during the exam.


  3. Organize your study space

    Always make sure that you have enough space on your desk to spread your notes and textbooks. Pay attention to details that might distract you while studying, like clutters or specks of dirt on the corner of your desk. We suggest you make sure your room is bright enough for you to study in and make sure that your chair is comfortable enough to sit on for hours.


  4. Snack on healthy food

    Eating healthy snacks such as fruits and nuts are good for your concentration and memory. Avoid unhealthy food such as junk food, greasy food, and food with artificial sweeteners. Sweets might give you a short burst of attention for a while, but it won’t help you study for a long time as the sugar will make you feel tired and exhausted.


  5. Drink Plenty of water

    Remaining hydrated is crucial for your memory and concentration. Drinking enough water also helps adds to your overall positive mood. Make sure you have a water bottle nearby during your study.


  6. Take regular breaks

    Although you might be eager to study as much as you can to prepare for your exam, it is crucial to take a short break once in a while. Regular breaks are needed for the brain to regain its focus, and studying for long hours is not recommended as long-term retention of knowledgeis almost impossible. Try to find a comfortable study length for you and is just enough for you to memorize what you need for your exam.

If you're going shopping at a minimarket or a supermarket, chances are you're not going to get a plastic bag with your purchase. Due to new policies imparted in Jakarta starting from June 2020, plastic bags are no longer available in all minimarkets or supermarkets in Jakarta. Although it might seem like a hassle at first, the policies do have solid ground and are made for a noble cause. Plastic bags are harmful to the environment, and today we will tell you why.

  1. Non-biodegradable

    Bio-degradable refers to the capability of being broken down by the action of living things (such as micro-organisms). Take fallen leaves and paper; for example, over time, they could degrade and break down in a compost pile, which is unharmful to the environment. Plastics are non-biodegradable, which means that plastic wastes will stay in our environment for years and eventually pile up over time.


  2. Harmful to the environment

    Plastic is not only non-biodegradable, but it also releases chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Plastic products contain chemical additives such as flame retardants, UV stabilizers, and colorants added to them during the manufacturing process. In the ocean, these chemical additives can leach into surrounding waters and cause potential threats to marine animals.


  3. Harmful to animals

    In 2019, a pregnant sperm whale was found dead in the Mediterranean Sea. Upon investigation, over 50lbs amount of plastic was found inside the stomach of the whale. This had proven how plastic is dangerous and harmful to animals. Not only whales, but plastic is also detrimental to other animals as they don't degrade and might get eaten or accidentally strangle marine animals.


  4. They block water sources and drainage systems

    Do you ever have problems with floods? Well, plastic bags are known to be one of the leading causes of floods. Plastics don't degrade, and therefore they would stay in dumps and pile up. Frequently, people are undisciplined and throw their plastic bags into a river or sewage. These plastic bags end up blocking water sources and drainage systems and cause them not to work correctly.

Those are some reasons why plastic is harmful to our environment. By the simple act of replacing plastic bags entirely, we can contribute to the betterment of our environment. Remember that our earth is not ours alone, we need to share it with animals and other living creatures around us, and especially with the generations that will come after us.

See you in the next article.

 

Hi everyone. Are you interested in taking business in college? Or are you currently taking place?

Did you know that business studies have been around for centuries? History commonly refers to Adam Smith as the father of economics and Peter F. Drucker as the father of business studies that dated the study of economics and business back to the 19th and even 18th century. As one of the oldest disciplines, it is not surprising that some business schools are a century old or even older.

Today, let’s talk about the oldest business schools in the world.

  1. ESCP Business School (1819)

    ESCP Business School is a European school of management with campuses in Paris, Berlin, London, Madrid, Turin, and Warsaw. It was established in Paris on 1 December 1819 by Germain Legret and Amédée Brodart. ESCP Business school is one of the best in Europe, and its graduate school is ranked top 10 in the world. Its notable alumni include the founder of Danone, Antoine Riboud.


  2. Wharton School of Business – University of Pennsylvania (1881)

    Wharton is a part of the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League university located in Philadelphia. Established in 1881, it is known as the USA’s oldest collegiate school of business and is currently ranked 5th in the US (Forbes). Its notable alumni include Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, and Ivanka Trump.


  3. Harvard Business School (1908)

    Harvard Business School is a  graduatebusiness school of Harvard University in Boston,  It is established in 1908 and is consistently ranked top 10 in the USA and the world. Its notable alumni include Mike Bloomberg, George W. Bush, and Michael Porter.

 

Korean Dramas are great entertainment during your free time. Sometimes they make you laugh out loud, sometimes they make you cry your tears out, and some of them even teach you business. If you like watching Netflix as much as we do, then a new Korean drama staring Bae Suzy and Nam Joo Hyuk might have appeared in your recommended list once or twice. It is a Korean Drama depicting the ups and downs in building a startup business inspired by young people's passion for creating their businesses.

Today, let's take a look at some of the valuable lessons you can get from watching the new Korean Drama, STARTUP.

  1. Set your goals

    In the drama, we see Nam Do San (Nam Joo Hyuk), and his friends at Samsan Tech managed to win the CODA competition with their image recognition program. Their achievements and win made companies and investors quickly come to them to know their secret of winning and invest in them. But the glory was short-lived as the investors begin to pull out one by one. This is because the Samsan Tech boys had no goals and no strategy to go on with their program. An award-winning program is not enough; businesses and investors are more likely to invest in people with goals and strategies. They need to know where the company is heading and how they plan to implement it in real life.

  1. Leaderships determine success

    Through this drama, we learn that Nam Do-san is not fit to be a leader even though he is the genius behind the program. A business requires a leader with vision, communication skills, and the ability to make the right decision to thrive, which is why Seo Dal Mi (Bae Suzy) character is chosen to be a CEO instead of Nam Do San. So Dal Mi is proven to have good communication skills and presentation skills, which helps Samsan Tech get the investment they need.

  1. Confidentiality

    After their win, the Samsan Tech boys was approached by many investors. Most of the investors left, but some stayed and asked to see how the program works. Thankfully, this was quickly stopped by Han Ji Pyeong (Kim Sun Ho); otherwise, Samsan Tech would lose all their hard work. In business, competition is real, and ideas are precious; confidentiality is needed for businesses to out-advantage their competitor. Stolen ideas can be a disaster as it ruins the hard work done by the team.


  2. Teamwork

    Teamwork makes dreams work; the term is accurate for every situation, including business. In Samsan Tech, the team is working together with strong trust and chemistry, which help them face various problems and endeavours. In business, excellent working chemistry helps build a solid team capable of working toward a goal more effectively. Communication, chemistry, and dedication help make the team succeed in achieving their goals and purpose.