Ateefah Sana Ur Rab is a poet and writer. Her poem, 'Destination' was first published in the February 2016 Issue of Radiance Magazine. She has completed two courses 'Writing for Young Readers' and 'Sharpened Visions: Poetry Workshop' from the well-known platform for online courses namely Coursera.
She participated in The Stories Untold Competition -- Season 1 held in June 2016 by Daastan and in the Poetry Competition 2017 held by US - Magazine for the youth, The News International.
In August 2016, Ateefah Sana Ur Rab published her very first poetry book, 'Diary of Fervent Verses' on MeraQissa; a self-publishing platform by Daastan and in January 2017, she published her short story 'The Diary of a Sinner' on the same platform. Another short story of hers, 'Perfect Imperfections' is available on Amazon. Many of her articles and poems have been published on When I Write; a platform for writers.
Most of her poems reflect social issues and problems faced by individuals as well as they bring to light; the bitter truths and harsh realities. She believes that words can make changes that no weapons will ever be able to and thus, her aim is to spread awareness and wake up the hibernating consciences of her fellow beings.
She has worked as an essayist for The Scribbled Kite; a literary magazine of Pakistan under their Fellowship Program and is currently working on her novels, 'The Last Thirty Seconds' and 'Raah-e-Gumshudah'
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Fun with Languages: Tips and Tricks to Master Foreign Languages Easily
on Jan. 26, 2018
As someone who has tried to learn a language for some time and then, given up, this book proved to be very useful for me. Monica Di Santi made it all so easy.
One of the best parts of this book is that the author encourages one to learn from what he/she loves. Listening to songs, audiobooks, watching movies and playing games are things that most of us love to do. She shows us exactly how we can get double benefit through these; having fun and learning a language at the same time.
Secondly, this book is more like a face-to-face conversation with an expert who guides you on how to master foreign languages with tasks that are enjoyable and tips that in fact, spike up your motivational level. She has emphasized on how one should reward oneself for the little efforts, laugh, share jokes and have quality time with friends and family. She does not burden the reader with tasks or assignments but instead provides support in a way that automatically inspires one to work hard.
Lastly, I loved how the author has explained that we can use things that we use on a daily basis or for entertainment, to improve our language skills. Mobile phones, blogs, videos, movies, songs, newspaper, articles, forums, internet, games and so much more is available to us and we can make use of them to our benefit, all without difficulty. This book taught me that I can truly have a lot of fun while learning languages and made me realize that my struggle will be worthwhile.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who intends to or is leaning a foreign language, as I believe that this book will help anyone as much as it has helped me. A great book for learners, it is!