Nafis Ahmed Raiyan

Nafis Ahmed Raiyan
How I got a good grade: 

On the first introduction class of the course I along with the others students were introduced to the course website. At first I was a bit shaky seeing all the tasks that laid ahead; IOAs, Group Assignments, Labs, Presentation etc. When I returned home that day, I thought of things “step-by-step”, and laid out a study plan for this course. Computer Inforamtion System (MIS 105) is an informative course, you will learn a lot of things about Management Information Systems at a basic level, which is required for the upcoming courses ahead.

These are some of the ways through which you can do good in this course. These reflects my study patterns too:)

Be serious and study regularly from the beginning: This is really important. Whenever a lecture is completed, study the topics discussed there as soon as possible, preferably on the same day. Don’t pile them up to study them at once before an exam. Trust me, if you follow this, you will see you are progressing at a good pace.

Attend the IOAs/ Quizzes with attention. Usually, at least 80% of the questions or types of questions come from these small tests. So, make sure to know the answers to those such questions.

Try to understand the concepts rather than memorizing: Many students do this a lot in this course. I found out the topics are easier if you just try to understand the slides. For that you can take reference from the book, or better yet, Google/ YouTube. You will understand easily. If you memorize without understanding, you will surely forget or scramble everything in your head. You can consult with the faculty during office hours if you’re stuck.

When doing group assignments, keep everything to the point and straightforward, don’t give details that are not wanted by the assignment topic in your report. This will reduce your marks. When doing group assignments, close collaboration is mandatory to do good. Select a group leader, divide the tasks amongst the members; select who will cover which topic, and you will see you will have a good result. You can utilize Google Docs for real time collaboration.

Solve sample questions before an exam: Before a mid, or final, be sure to solve the previous semesters’ sample questions from the course website. Often some of the questions are common and you get accustomed to the pattern.

Cooperate as much as possible with the faculty: Questions? Stuck? Just ask! Go to the faculty during any of the office hours with all of your question and get answers or guidelines. Prepare a draft copy of your GA and show it to faculty to see if you’re on the right track. This will save precious time. Same thing applies in lab classes too.

Try to get as much bonus as possible: Review the bonus policies of the faculty from the course website, and try to achieve each one of them. You will see how they will help you get a better grade. Try to maintain a good attendance. Bring a laptop in lab classes- you will do the lab faster and also get bonus for it.

Before an exam: Review the slides and sample questions, make sure you understand them. And when answering broad questions, right only what is wanted in the question objectively (point by point). Create a mind-map and explain it. You will get good marks.

So there are some of the steps I followed that helped me achieve an A in the course. You can also do it. Just study hard, and regularly. And most importantly, believe in yourself. Best of luck!

If you require further assistance, feel free to knock me on my facebook: I will do whatever I can to help.

K. Naveed Sultan

K. Naveed Sultan
How I got a good grade: 

Hello guys,

Hope everything is fine. I received an A- in MIS105, instructed by Mr. Adeyl Khan,
which is actually introduction to Information system (although it is written in the advising slip that it’s introduction to computer). This course gives an intro about the information systems, software, hardware, network, application in business of IS (Information System) etc.

I’ll be very honest with you- at first, I thought that I was going nowhere with this course but as time went by, I started to figure out the methods of doing well in this course. The first thing that you need to do is be professional at all cost. The faculty admires and follows professionalism in every step. This includes being punctual in various activities throughout the course. I’m going to give a detailed description about what you guys need to do for doing well.

  • Try to attend all the classes. It’s not for the lecture-slides, as you can get them in the course website but for understanding the slides. You’re doing this course to learn something new. Be professional- punctual, attentive and patient.
  • On the very first day, open an account in the course website. If you face any sort of problem go to his office during an office hour. It’s going to be helpful for forming the group for the group assignments and the presentations. Also check out the website and get a feel for how it is organized.
  • From the second day, the lectures would start. It’s going to be very helpful, if you print outs the lecture slides.
  • The lectures are the basis for the midterm exams. There are 3 parts for the Mid exams. MCQs and true/false is the first part. Short questions is the second part and
    lastly broad question is the third part. The marks distribution may change but these are the three parts that are going to be there. Now here’re the tricks for the mids: Go the the website, go to MIS105, then on the right side of the page you’re going to find the sample questions of the previous semesters. Study them carefully and that
    should do 80% of the preparation. For the MCQs, just follow the IOA quizzes. The MCQs that are given in the Mid exams are the same as given in the IOAs- they are important. Broad questions are based on the labs and/or group assignments (sometimes optional). If you do the assignments you should be able to answer the
  • After one or one and a half weeks, the announcement for the first IOA should come
    from Mr. Adeyl Khan. It’s just online quiz guys. It’s nothing to be worried about. It’s
    only MCQs, TF and some matching questions. Without the account you won’t be able to give the IOA quizzes. Here’s the trick for doing great in the IOAs: In your textbook (introduction to information system) at the end of every chapter, there are fill in the gaps type objectives. Solve them. Most of the questions in the IOAs come from these objectives.
  • Now let’s talk about group work and presentation. You should have three group assignments (including optional ones). There’s going to be an opportunity for you to choose your partners for the group. This opportunity will only be there for a couple of days in the beginning of the course. If you don’t have an account in the course website, you won’t be able to apply for you and your team mate. So again, open an account on the first day at any cost. It’s a mistake which I made. I was then assigned in groups randomly chosen by the instructor and had to do almost all the group work, as there was lack of expertise in my team mates. So please don’t repeat my mistake and do the right thing for yourself.
  • Now let’s talk about the bonus points. In the labs, if you bring your laptop and are able to do the tasks within the lab time, using you device, you’re going to get 1% bonus. There’s going to be 3 labs. So you can ensure 3% bonus by doing these. In the IOAs, if there’re any questions that are incorrect and if you are the first one to inform that to the instructor then you’re going to get bonus points for that as well. If there’re any extra classes, attend them and you will get bonus points for that too. I just got 1% bonus in the whole course, as I was very ignorant about these things. You can achieve 7-8 additional marks, if you get pretty much all the bonuses. These 7-8 marks can be very crucial when it’s time for you to get the grades. 

That’s it dear friends- just follow these steps and you should achieve an A. Now that I think of it, I should’ve given the last presentation for this course. I also should have been keener for getting the bonus points. I could’ve really gotten an A. I should’ve gotten an A. The thing is that there’s nothing I can do now but you can do it. So don’t be ignorant, don’t repeat my mistakes. Go for glory, go for the A. All the very best of luck to you all.
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Mehrub Ul Haque

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How I got a good grade: 

Assalamu Alaikum everyone,

I am Mehrub Ul Haque. I hope you are all doing well. I did the MIS105 (Computer Information System) course under Mr. Adeyl Khan in the Summer 2018 semester. The course is not very hard. If you worried about workloads, do not worry as the workload is significantly reduced. Most of the assignments are now optional. But to get an A, be focused and do the optionals. To keep focus on activities, consider keeping a note (weekly todo list) on your phone. Trust me that will help a lot. Here are some suggestions that you may follow.

Classes: Do not miss your class, try to attend them all as there is a bonus for it at the end of the semester. Listen well in the class and note the diagrams which will help you in your exam.

Exams: Exams are quite easy. Please, study the sample questions of previous years from the website. Be objective and you will surely get good marks. Also the IOA, all the MCQ will be from the IOA so do those even if they are all optional. Lastly, don’t miss the review class before exam where he will discuss about some short questions and most importantly the broad question. Even after that if you do not understand something do not hesitate to get help from him during office hours.

IOAs: Even if most/all of them become optional do not miss them for the above reasons. They do not take much time. Also try to do them as they arrive, that way if there is any wrong answer you can notify him about it and get bonus.

Lab Assignments: Follow the instructions in the lab class. All you need to do is repeat the same in your home or in the lab if you can and submit it through google classroom. It is quite easy to do. In case you miss it or don’t understand something go to him during the office hours. The faculty is rather helpful

Group Assignments- Chose your team mates carefully. This was the challenging part for me. Do not submit your report before getting a review from the instructor. He will help you out if you did something wrong in the report. So, be sure to get your reports checked before submitting it.

Bonus: there are several ways to get bonus in this course. Keep an eye out for them and try to get as many as you can. You can get bonus for simple things. Like brining your laptop in lab class and following the instructions, attending an extra class and so on. Try to not miss them.

Lastly, try to have enjoy the classes and do your work on time. That way you will have a fun ride throughout the course. For me, I really enjoyed the course and I found the faculty helpful. If you have any further queries you can contact me through Facebook

Good luck everyone. Hope you all have an excellent time like I did.