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Published Dec 15, 2012 04:10am

Ready to face the exams?

This is with reference to the article Ready to face the exams? by Naveed Fayyaz (YW, December 1, 2012). I liked the article as it was very informative and students must follow the tips mentioned by the writer.

They must sleep well at night; most students remain nervous and don’t take proper breakfast during exams, as a result their brain doesn’t function well and they can’t perform well in exams. Therefore, we must start our exam preparation a month before and should take great care of our health as well — not only during exams but throughout the year.

Durjan Habib, Turbat

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I am a regular reader of Young World magazine. I found the article Ready to face the exams? by Naveed Fayyaz quite informative. It is true that exam time is stressful and it makes us neglect our health. I agree with the writer that students must be proactive when it comes to exam’s preparation and also should not take for granted their health and must eat their meals properly. Because a healthy mind along with a healthy body can help us get success in our lives.

Tabassum Nasir, Karachi

The Spelling Bee

This is with reference to the story The Spelling Bee by Gulrukh Tausif (YW, November, 24, 2012). The story was very much relevant to what we experience in our everyday lives. I agree with the moral of the story that one should not lose hope or become jealous of the more promising class fellows. One rather should work hard to achieve better results.

I also tried to participate in the Spelling Bee contest but couldn’t make it. But instead of getting upset, I am very much positive and hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Eiman Ahmed, Karachi

Photo features

Photo features in the Young World magazine are always beautiful, interesting and informative. They not only make the magazine more attractive but also help enhance our knowledge on different subjects.

Be it the history of rickshaw, Afghan nomads’ life, features on beautiful living beings such as fish, panda, dinosaurs, etc., or eye-catching objects such as wind chimes, or breathtaking holiday spots in Pakistan such as Galiat — the photo features of the Young World reflect the creative minds of the Young World team. From the article to the beautiful photographs and the page layout, everything on the feature page shows the hard work of the entire team.

I appreciate the YW people for coming up with such beautiful and innovative ideas. These features because of their attractive layouts make it easier and interesting for the youngsters to learn new things with great interest.

Beena Malik, Lahore

Don’t be a Jack-of-all

This is apropos the cover story Don’t be a Jack-of-all by Rizwana Naqvi (YW, December 8, 2012). It’s true that only regular studies are not enough in building a child’s personality — extra curricular activities are equally important. Outdoor sports, indoor games, creative activities such as writing, painting, etc., — all these things enhance students’ confidence and unleash their hidden talents. Therefore, teachers as well as parents must encourage students to actively participate in co-curricular activities.

Some parents consider these activities ‘a waste of time’ and they think children should ‘only’ concentrate on academic studies. This is a misconception. Healthy activities — outside of the school curriculum — are not meant to divert students’ focus from studies rather they are meant to polish their hidden abilities and refresh their minds to perform well in studies afterwards.

Tayyaba Noor, Karachi

Charity

Charity means ‘to give some part of an income or to raise money or goods collectively for the betterment of poor people’.

We often give money to the poor so that they can meet their daily needs. But it is not possible for one person to meet the needs of all the poor people on a large scale or for a longer period, so charity organisations are formed.

These organisations utilise the funds coming through the well-offs to build schools, hospitals, mosques, societies and colonies for the poor people. Therefore, all of us — according to our capacity — should give funds to these charity organisations so that underprivileged people too, can have a better life.

Wasia Mukhtar Karachi

Autobiography of a book

This is with reference to the story Autobiography of a book’ by Sadaf Tausif (November 24, 2012). The writer has written an inspiring article. I agree with the writer that books are a treasure that helps us in every walk of life. Therefore, they must be taken care of.

In this selfish world, most friends leave us alone in times of need but books never abandon us and always accompany us. So, we should return them the love and care, they deserve.

Bilal Sabzal, Delta


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