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  • Panic at HSC Examination 2018

    HSC 2018: Panic at the examination centre

    The question leak issue has been at play over the past several years and has been rotting the core of our education's assessment system—board examinations. This year however, after the question leaks in the Secondary School Certificate examination (SSC), the authorities have taken stricter measures to prevent question leaks, including social media surveillance and better security around exam centres. It was also announced that all district boards will supply the same question paper, choosing amongst 4 sets of previously prepared question papers, which will be done 25 minutes before the exam. This policy has given birth to a new set of problems.

  • A student's guide to scripting an audiovisual

    In recent years, AVs have transcended beyond just the commercial sphere. Students are more and more involved in making AVs for academic purposes. Applying for higher studies abroad often requires video essays. Furthermore, the rise of student-level branding competitions ushers in creative submissions which more often than not require making ads, team videos or campaign videos.

  • What not to do during your thesis

    I just graduated, hurrah. I managed to sail through my courses and internship pretty smoothly, but my thesis phase was nothing short of a terror. Thus, I have compiled some useful advices on what NOT to do during your thesis, which I wish I had gotten earlier.

  • Anthropology

    Anthropology: It's more than just old bones

    As an undergraduate student of Anthropology, I've spent the past 4 years explaining to countless people what my major is. It's not an easy task because Anthropology is the result of some dissatisfied thinkers believing existing

  • Board Exam

    Expectation vs Reality: Board Exams

    Board exams are a very big deal for almost every Bangla medium student. We grow up hearing that our JSC/SSC/HSC results will define our self-worth for the rest of our lives. We take year-long preparations in order to have a certain number stamped to our identity.

  • New hub for book lovers

    New hub for book lovers

    Are you bored of hanging out at overpriced restaurants and dingy cafes? Are you tired of judgmental gazes of the shopkeepers everytime you linger around in a bookstore? I surely am. As a bookworm, I have always dreamt of a place with shelves after shelves where I could just grab a book, a steaming cup of coffee and forget about the rest of the world.

  • SSC exam result 2018

    SSC exams begin Feb 1

    The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent exams are scheduled to begin on February 1 next year.

  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

    Prepping for the SAT subject tests

    Most of the Ivy League institutions, along with some other high calibre universities recommend or require the SAT Subject Tests. For example, Cornell University requires the test in two subjects for most Arts and Science majors.

  • The art of taking class notes

    Taking hand-written notes is a lost art in the current digital era. Thankfully, owing to our “digital” country's reluctance in converting our classroom into a digital ecosystem, the art is not yet obsolete in this part of the world.

  • Self-learning business through YouTube videos-01

    Self-learning business through YouTube videos

    YouTube is one platform that provides education and information through the means of entertainment. If you're like me, you're most likely to put off a semester worth of syllabus until the night before exam and then regret doing so, only to repeat the whole agonising process all over again.

  • Economics CGPA

    How to raise your Economics CGPA. For real.

    From the moment I had stepped into the chapters of a university, life has firmly fastened itself to the tracks of a rollercoaster and not just any regular rollercoaster, but the sort that causes a boom and a recession.

  • Thoughts of a soon-to-be graduate

    I remember when being a 90's kid used to be cool.

  • Scrum for comfortable collaboration

    Scrum is a very popular software development method used by software engineers that prioritises project planning and team management.

  • NU postpones Aug 26-29 exams

    National University has postponed fourth-year honours examinations of 2016 and degree pass and certificate examinations of 2015 (old syllabus) scheduled from August 26 to August 29 due to flood.

  • Teaching through Tech

    Smallfoot, a youth-driven initiative for educating underprivileged children, inaugurated its new social project titled "Smallfoot-Teach through Tech" on August 12, 2017. "Teach through Tech" is a technological education programme that aims to provide children from slums with training on necessary skills based on their passion.

  • For the love of imagination

    Under the joint initiative of United International University (UIU) and The Daily Star (TDS), the latest workshop of Imagine Write Creatively was held at Sir John Wilson School on August 7, 2017.

  • Redundancy And How It's Redundant

    One of the main issues that writers should seek to eliminate is redundancy. How many times have you written something like this?

  • 6 things to note for your first year at law school

    As I await my graduation from Law school, which is supposed to happen within 2 months, I look back at the memorable journey which started with me having no idea what in the world a “plaintiff” was.

  • Debate vs MUN

    Two of the most common forms of co-curricular competitions at school and university alike – debate and MUN – might seem more or less similar from the outside.

  • An Academic Pilgrimage to Bhutan

    A few weeks back, I had the tremendous good fortune to participate in an international academic conference.

  • How do you show a story?

    On a fine, sunny (too sunny for my liking) Thursday (April 27), I made my way to Bashundhara in order to observe the latest installment of Imagine


    You go home after a long day at your educational institution, eagerly anticipating nap time.

  • ULAB organises Inter-University Students’ Conference and Cultural Competition

    The Department of English at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) organises its two-day Inter-University Students’ Conference and Cultural Competition for the third time.

  • The Writer's Territory

    After an awful drag of writer's block stretching months, I opted to cover the event Imagine Write Creatively at Scholastica, Mirpur on March 22 for a kick of writing inspiration.


    Arman Khan has a busy day ahead of him. As he dresses himself, he contemplates his first social media post of the day.

  • Dealing with Freeloaders

    Whenever you hear “group project” don't you remember the agonising experience of working in that one group project that you didn't...

  • Star honours 1,901 high achievers in O, A-level exams

    The nation's high achievers in O- and A-level examinations including 56 who ranked among the world's top scorers in their subjects were honoured in an award ceremony by The Daily Star today.

  • The Unspoken Significance of Coaching

    Contrary to popular belief, coachings (private classes outside of schools and colleges) aren't just a medium to improve students' grades or ensure admission to the university their parents want them to study in.

  • Surviving First Semester in an Engineering School

    If you have already considered pursuing a career in engineering, I'm guessing you are either entirely bonkers, or you are really proud of the way your mother says “Amar meye engineer hobe!” to the auntie next door, or you're genuinely interested in a career that lets you make and break things from scratch.

  • 7 Things All Teachers Should Know

    There is no cut and dried method of teaching that will guarantee a 100 percent chance of success.