Adnan Syafi'i

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Belajar Memahami Gravitasi, Belajar Menjadi “Gravitasi”

Kata Wikipedia, gravitasi adalah gaya tarik-menarik yang terjadi antara semua partikel yang mempunyai massa di alam semesta.

Hei, kalian para pembaca, apakah kalian mengerti definisi gravitasi di atas? Jika mengerti, bagus. Jika tidak, tidak masalah, karena saya pun juga belum terlalu mengerti.

Nah, karena saya belum mengerti, maka saya memutuskan untuk belajar lagi mengenai gravitasi.

Belajar Memahami Gravitasi

Saya sudah membuka halaman Wikipedia tentang gravitasi, tapi saya masih belum juga paham. Karena itu, saya putuskan untuk bertanya langsung kepada orang yang sekiranya mengerti tentang apa itu gravitasi.

Orang yang pertama kali saya ajukan pertanyaan tentang gravitasi adalah salah seorang teman saya, yang merupakan seorang dosen sekaligus mahasiswa S3 di salah satu universitas di Jakarta.

Pertanyaan saya ke beliau adalah…

Seandainya anak antum yang masih kecil, usianya sekitar 5 tahun, bertanya kepada antum, “Apa itu gravitasi?” Apa jawaban antum agar anak antum itu mengerti tentang gravitasi?

Sengaja saya tanya begitu, biar saya gak terlalu malu akibat saya kurang paham tentang gravitasi. 😅

Dan si dosen pun menjawab sesuai dengan pertanyaan saya…

Beri contoh benda jatuh… Lalu bilang, “benda ini jatuh ke bawah, gk ke atas, itu karena gravitasi…”

gravitasi

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Penjelasan sang dosen membuat saya lebih mengerti tentang gravitasi. Melalui penjelasan tersebut, saya menjadi berpikir, bahwa seandainya benda yang kita jatuhkan malah ke atas, maka akan jadi tidak karuan dunia ini. Entah kekacauan seperti apa yang akan ditimbulkan akibat tidak adanya gravitasi.

Tanpa gravitasi, kita akan melayang-layang selayaknya hidup di bulan. 😳

Tanpa gravitasi, benda-benda akan menjadi berhamburan dan sangat mungkin untuk saling bertubrukan. 😬

Tanpa gravitasi, akan terjadi kiamat. 😱

Nah, jadi kesimpulannya: keberadaan gravitasi itu penting! 👍

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Title and Meta Description: How to Write it in the Right Way?

I am assuming many of you had already understood what title and meta description is. However, some of you maybe still do not know it yet.

So, for those who does not know what title and meta description is, please read this article first.

For who already know what title and meta description is, but do not know how to write it in the right way, you are on the right page.

Through this article, I am going to sharing with you some tips to write title and meta description for your blog or your site, so that your blog or your site will be SEO friendly.

Here are the tips:

Tips to Write Title and Meta Description

1. Write your title and meta description sufficiently. Don’t write your title and meta description more than the limit. To test your proposed title and meta description, use title and description checker tools such as:

If you use WordPress.org, you can use Yoast plugin to do the same thing.

Yoast Plugin

2. Don’t repeat variations of the same keyword (keyword stuffing), such as “SEO Specialist, SEO Expert, Indonesian SEO Expert, Indonesian SEO Specialist and SEO Expert…” because it creates a bad user experience.

“No one wants to see keyword stuffing,” wrote Ramesh Ranjan in his article How to Write an Effective Meta Description (Yes, They Still Matter).

So, avoid keyword stuffing on title and meta description on your blog or site.

I personally, when I read title or meta description that written in a way like that, I feel annoyed because the writer had written for the search engine, not for human like me.

3. Write for the real people. This part is accentuation for the part before. Write for the person, not for the search engine. Write title and meta description as good as possible, so that your potential readers are easy to understand what topic that you are writing in your article.

4. Write unique title and meta description for every page. Don’t let your pages have the same title and meta description, but give every page a particular title and meta description.

I think that the four tips written in this article are enough for you to start writing your title and meta description in a right way. If you want more tips and suggestions, please visit the link below:

First Conditional Sentences and When We Use it

I learned about first conditional sentences in a few days ago. I learned about it in English Live course from English First (EF).

I found the first conditional lesson in the 7-Intermediate level of English Live. I understand what it said in the course, but I still want to know more about the topic. So, to learn more about the first conditional, I looked for other English resources.

And here is the lesson about first conditional sentences that I found out from English Live and other English resources.

I write this article for myself so that I can learn English better, but if you want to learn about first conditional from this article as well, please do it. I hope you enjoy learning here.

Definition of First Conditional

English Language Centres in article “If – How to use the First Conditional” said that the first conditional is a structure that we use when we want to talk about possibilities in the present or the future.

The Structure of the First Conditional

First conditional sentences have two clauses. One clause of “if” clause has the word if + a condition + comma. The second clause or main clause is the result clause. It has a verb in the future with the modal will.

The Example of the First Conditional Sentences

  1. Hi, Annie. I am on the way. But, if I am late, I’ll call you.
  2. If we buy an electric car, it will help the environment.
  3. If the city changes to natural gas, air quality will improve.
  4. If it rains, I will stay home.
  5. If it is sunny tomorrow, we will have a picnic.
  6. If you come to the party, I will be excited.
  7. If I win the lottery, I will donate it,
  8. If you study hard, you will pass the exam.
  9. If we win the game, we will go abroad to celebrate.
  10. If the weather is good, I will play tennis.

If we put the main clause or the result clause first, then we don’t need the comma.

To make us more understand, let’s have a look at following examples:

  1. I will call you if I am late.
  2. Our teacher will be sad if we do not pass the exam.
  3. Air quality will improve if the city changes to natural gas.
  4. I will stay home if it rains.
  5. I will have a picnic if it is sunny tomorrow.
  6. I will be excited if you come to the party.
  7. I will donate if I win the lottery.
  8. You will pass the exam if you study hard.
  9. We will celebrate if we win the game
  10. I will play tennis if the weather is good.

I was excited enough because of the simple explanation from English Live and English Language Centres. But, when I found the article that written by Melanie, an English teacher who has a blog englishteachermelanie.com, I would be more excited.

Why? I would be more excited because Melanie wrote the description about first conditional in detail.

After reading Melanie’s explanation, I knew many examples of first conditional sentences and when to use it.

Melanie said that we could use the first conditional sentences when we talk about predictions, superstitions, plans, warnings, and threats.

Here are the detail explanations:

A. Predictions

A prediction is a statement you make about what you think will happen in the future.

You can use the first conditional sentence structure to say what you think will occur in a particular situation or when a specific event occurs.

For example:

  1. If you don’t hurry, you’ll be late for work.
  2. If you stay out in the rain too long, you’ll get sick.
  3. If you eat too much chocolate cake, you’ll get fat!
B. Superstitions

Superstition is a belief that an event or situation will bring good luck or bad luck.

  1. If you break a mirror, you will have seven years of bad luck!
  2. If you walk under a ladder, you will have bad luck!
  3. Hi, Jack! If you see money on the ground and pick it up, it will bring you good luck!
C. Plans

planning

You can use the first conditional sentence structure to make plans for the future if an event or situation happens first.

  1. If you go shopping tomorrow, I’ll go with you.
  2. If I see Andreansyah later today, I will tell him to call you.
  3. If you have an extra ticket, I’ll go to the concert with you.
D. Warnings and Threats

warnings

A warning is a statement about a possible problem or danger, whereas a threat is a statement that someone will harm you or cause problems for you if you don’t do what they want you to do.

  1. Slow down! If the police catch you speeding, you’ll get a ticket.
  2. If you don’t come to my birthday party, I’ll never speak to you again.
  3. If you say that again, I will hurt you.

Ok, I think the explanation about the first conditional in this article is enough. If you want more information about this topic, you can visit the URL below:

www.englishteachermelanie.com/grammar-the-1st-first-conditional/

Do you think there is a better description or explanation about the first conditional than what Melanie wrote on her website? Please let me know the information by writing it in the comments field.

Achieving Happiness and its Steps According to Islam

Happiness. Happiness is a feeling which everyone need it, and achieving happiness is an action that people always do it. Nevertheless, sadly, most of the people do not know how to do it in the right way, including me.

Through this article, I do not mean to show you how to find the feeling of happiness, because I am not the guy who has the authority to do it. I am writing this for the purpose of reminding me of how to get it.

Happiness, according to a dictionary is ‘feeling and being satisfied.’ Because it is a feeling, if we want to know how to achieve it, we must ask the question to those who has the feeling or who has been achieving happiness.

So, the question is who are the people have been gaining the sense of the feeling?

If the question asked to me, I could not give the answer, and I think no body knows the answer as well. Therefore, let’s find out what the answer is according to Islam.

Ustadha Safiyya Bint Ahmed, the teacher who teaches the Islamic sciences and Arabic at Al-Zahra ‘Ilmiyyah Institute and Al-Arqam Academy at London, UK, wrote an article entitled “10 Steps to Happiness” and here are the ten steps to achieving happiness according to Islam:

Ten Steps to Achieving Happiness

  1. Seek the Pleasure of Allāh
  2. Be Thankful
  3. Satisfy Your Soul
  4. Avoid Worldly Comparisons
  5. Expect Only From Allāh
  6. Serve Others and Maintain Relations
  7. Get Adequate Rest and Organize Your Life
  8. Build a Support Group
  9. Eat Halal
  10. Keep Fit

If you want to know the explanation of the steps above in detail, please read the article’s Ustadha Safiyya Bint Ahmed.

Here is the link to the article:

http://muslimmatters.org/2012/04/12/10-steps-for-happiness/

I recommend all of you to read the article to get more useful information about how to achieve happiness according to Islam.

Finally, may Allah give guidance to all of us so we can achieve happiness in the world and the hereafter. Ameen.