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Delizon Publishers are delighted to announce a new scholarship to be awarded to Secondary school and University student subscribers. The Delizon Scholarship Award comprises full tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for the duration of the award. Entry is free; any request for payment is not from Delizon Publishers and must be disregarded.

Delizon publishers recognise the importance of educational and financial support for students and aspiring authors, and the constraints that a lack of these can impose on even the most excellent and hardworking persons. Through this award, we wish to reward excellence, and encourage educational achievement among our subscribers, especially those in Africa and the developing world.

To apply, answer the questions in the Entry quiz below. The questions are based on the book "My Secrets of Passing exams, Parts 1-3", recently published by Delizon Publishers.

For more information on the book, go here.

Click here to see previous winners.

The entry deadline for the 2014/2015 award is June 30, 2015

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Entry quiz

1. How does the genius think?
That there is no genius

That geniuses are born, not made

In a very detailed manner, with flashes of inspiration

With mental pictures

2. What is "change pathway syndrome"?
A complicated medical condition difficult to diagnose

A problem with the basic metabolic pathways

An eagerness to change to an easier route in order to avoid confronting a difficult problem

An unwillingness to try a different approach to problem solving, even if this has been shown to be more effective

3. Which is the most basic skill needed to unlock your exam performance?
Ability to write long and extensive dissertations

Ability to participate actively in discussion groups

Ability to teach others

Ability to communicate right; to use the right language at any time

4. Why should the excellent student not be subject to reasons?
Because reasons often get complicated and difficult to justify

Because there is no good reason for failure

Because planning for the unlikely means that you are never caught by surprise

Because if you’re smart enough you will always pass your exams

5. What role should your background play in your academic life?
You should use it to predict your ability and performance

You should separate it from yourself, then objectively select the tools you need from it

You should always draw inspiration and motivation from it

You should use it to determine the kinds of people to associate with

6. You should not claim the level until you have passed the exams because:
By so doing you can stay in control of your emotions and maintain focus on what is important

Open certification is important for your confidence while self-acclaimed glories can fail you

You do not pass an exam until you have actually taken the paper; only the teacher is able to give you a good grade

A test of exam readiness is the ability to be discreet; random sharing of information could lead to confusion.

7. How should you manage "human factors"?
Delegate as much as possible, and trust others completely in order to build a good relationship with them

Always make time for close friends and relatives; they should always be your top priority

Always keep them under control; make your success a priority

Only use them to derive comfort on those rare occasions when things do not go according to plan

8. How should an excellent student deal with the bandwagon?
Join another bandwagon of people with similar goals

Avoid bandwagons completely; they always end in ruin

If you can’t beat them, join them – at least in public

Find a way to disband them

9. What is the best way to deal with hot tips?
Avoid them completely; only lazy people use shortcuts

Share them readily; that way others will share theirs with you

Be mindful that on their own they can fail; to make success repeatable you need a retentive memory

Be mindful that they can be false; double-check every hot tip before using it.

10. Which of the following is false? The excellent student:
Assumes it is easy if the process is easy, even if the end result is unknown

Is motivated by what is possible (or what his imagination says is possible)

Considers the descent after the top of the hill

Worries when it begins to look easy

11. Which of these is NOT a tool you must develop in order have a proper analytical approach to grasping a broad work scope
a. Good use of concept, logic and proper terminology

b. Tractable answer patterns and presentational abilities

c. An ease with complex questions, helping you to demonstrate your abilities

d. A powerful imagination and ability to think outside the box

12. What does it mean to “study smart”?
a. Giving attention to the study process, as much as you pay to what you are studying.

b. Understanding the key elements of retention and presentation

c. Being able to digest large amounts of information over a short period of time

d. Proactively setting up methods to guide the study process

13. Set the Right Target and Learn How to Meet It”. What is the right target?
a. The average performance level of the class

b. Setting specific goals during the study progress

c. Using the SMART principle to set study goals

d. Setting the right grade and score target higher than desired

14. What is the coefficient of recoverability?
a. A number that measures how quickly a student can recover after exam stress

b. A value that allows you determine the reversibility of a risk and whether it is worth taking

c. A value that determines the possibility of passing exams when unexpected questions are faced

d. A measure of a student's adaptability to change

15. Why is it important to understand your teachers?
a. Because you should keep your friends close - and your enemies closer.

b. Because if you strike up a good relationship with them it could influence how they grade your results

c. Because they are part of the exam board - they make up the jury, and their peculiarities will find their way into your exams

d. Because there are good and bad teachers

16. When you first join the university, which is the more important objective; to pass your exams or to acquire new knowledge? Explain.
17. If you had to choose one key to following a methodical and steady technique, what would it be and why?
18. ”You have to forget to remember; you remember things only because you forgot them”. Explain.
19. Preparation and presentation are two separate aspects of sitting exams. What percentage importance would you ascribe to each (for example Preparation 25%; Presentation 75%), and on what basis?
20. For the excellent student, what is the difference between rules and principles?
21. How do you bring a carrot and stick approach to the learning experience?
22. What is the best way to reproduce specific bits of information from a large database randomly or repetitively, yet accurately?
23. “When you have a lot to grasp in a short time, don’t waste time trying to understand it all, especially the first time”. Comment.
24. Give a personal example of how you have managed to sustain motivation while trying to achieve a goal. What would you change if you had to do it all over again?
25. What would you say is the key difference between Apprenticeship and Academics, and how can you get the best of both worlds?
26. Explain the concept of relative priority.
27. What is the CEO’s foresight?
28. What are positive and negative problems? Provide examples from your personal experience.
29. How should you use self-imposed insurance to deal with uncertainty?
30. What is the single most important thing you have learnt from this book?
Terms, conditions, and criteria for eligibility
  1. The competition is open to all secondary school and University students. Applicants must current students of, or be in possession of a valid offer of admission to, an accredited secondary school or university in their home country.
  2. The scholarship panel decides who will be awarded a scholarship based on the application submitted, and its decisions are final.
  3. Reasons for not being awarded a scholarship are not provided, as resources do not permit.
  4. The period of time the scholarship is offered for is clearly stated and not extendable.
  5. The scholarship is for the ONE named person and Delizon Publishers will not be responsible for a scholar’s family members/spouse/children, etc.
  6. All scholarship students should be in good mental and physical health and able to continue their studies for the duration of the scholarship.
  7. We may also use information collected regarding the scholars in Delizon Publisher’s marketing activities; however, scholars’ addresses and telephone numbers will not be given out without permission from the student, via a request from us.
  8. We may feature your interview/photo/profile/story on the Delizon Publishers website and/or other Delizon publications and will normally ask for your permission/approval prior to publishing this.
  9. Delizon Publishers reserves the right to utilise this information in promotional activities.
  10. All scholars will take part in Delizon Publishers publicity events relating to the scholarship programme by attending scholarship evenings, etc. when invited.
  11. Delizon Publishers reserve the right to make reasonable changes to the terms of the award at any time and will advise valid scholars if this occurs, as and when required.
  12. Contributing Editors or Employees of Delizon Publishers and their immediate families are not permitted to enter the competition.
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