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The Quirky Quibbler

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From SIS graduate to University of Warwick. Shanmathi’s Journey and Tips for IB


On Wednesday, economics students in grade 11 and 12 had the chance to gather and witness a presentation held by Shanmathi, an alumna of SIS who graduated last semester.

Shanmathi was at the top of her class and received a final IB score of 43/45. She held an engaging presentation which focused on tips for studying, university application advice, as well as guidance on how to succeed in the IBDP economics course. 

Shanmathi is starting university this fall in the UK at the University of Warwick where she is studying economics, psychology and philosophy. She stated that “I came back to SIS today because I wanted to give students in the diploma programme advice that I wish I knew whilst completing the program.”   

Her presentation left students feeling motivated and inspired to work in order to achieve the highest possible results in their upcoming exams! 

These are some of the key pieces of advice that Shanmathi gave:

  1. Active Study Methods
  2. Try New Things
  3. Ask Questions
  4. Past Paper Questions
  5. Flash Cards

In addition to these academic tips, she also emphasised the importance of maintaining a balanced lifestyle by focusing on extracurricular activities to maintain a healthy mental health and also build up one’s portfolio for universities.

Shanmathi’s visit showed how strong the connection is between our school and its former students. She also reminded the current students that our time here is just the beginning of exciting opportunities. Thank you Shanmathi for coming back to SIS and helping and inspiring our students!

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    MahalakshmiJeyaprakashSep 12, 2023 at 18:48

    I feel proud that my granddaughter has the inspiration to share her experience while studying before graduation. Let it flair a fire in the minds of youngesters who have ambition to achieve something great in their near future. 3cheers to Shanmathi❤

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    NazliSep 11, 2023 at 14:22

    Did anyone record the presentation? I think this could be inspirational and great even for students in grade 10 and parents to take part of such presentation. Thanks

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      Terry KleinsmithSep 11, 2023 at 21:09

      Unfortunately, no, it was not recorded. Perhaps her presentation slides can be shared somehow.