Good morning, teachers and my fellow students. I have been asked to speak about
a new reference book that has been very useful to me in my studies. I trust it
would be to you too, which is why I am here today. The book is titled Science
Made Simple written by Sharifah Shazana. It is published by Bunga Publications.
The author is a famous scientist-turned-teacher who has been a scientist for 10
years before she started teaching in schools. Ever since then, she has taught in
secondary schools for 15 years. Her experience as a scientist has enabled her to
know the intricate details of science and how to make it simple for learners,
coupled with her years of teaching experience.
Let's move on to talk about why
I find the book useful for myself and for secondary students. First of all, the
book caught me right from the start through its beautiful cover design. While we
are often told not to judge a book by its cover, one could not help but be drawn
to this book as the cover design was very well done.
That aside, I must say I was very delighted to find that the contents of the
book is even better than what the cover design portrayed. The author provides
very clear explanations for all the concepts and theories given. Theories which
are usually viewed as boring and difficult to understand never seemed simpler.
The author has the gift of making complex truths simple to understand for the
learner. The clear explanations complemented well with the attractive
presentation of diagrams and illustrations which made science not only simple
but loads of fun!
At the end of every chapter, there is a variety of exercises to test the
concepts and theories the students have learned. These exercises are handy and
great for reinforcement of the knowledge the students have acquired. The
exercises are also followed by practice question papers which are written in SPM-format
to familiarise students with SPM questions. Sample answers are also given as a
guide for the students to write their answers in the best format and style.
Not only that, the book also comes with useful tips that are spread out
sporadically throughout the whole book. These tips will help students to
identify common errors made in examination and how they can better tackle a
The book was also top on the list of bestsellers in our local bookstores. I
believe that this is good enough to consider buying the book!
All in all, the book really speaks for itself. It is an excellent book you
would not want to miss out on. I would highly recommend the book to all of you.
You can get the book at our school bookstore at just RM9.80 per copy. I am sure
you would enjoy the book as I did.