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May 2016

When you’ve poured your blood, sweat and tears into an assignment, the last thing you want to see is a disappointing grade scrawled across the paper. After I saw the final mark and comments for my Income Tax Law assignment, I will admit to being completely devastated. But more than that – the comments I'd received didn't match up with the paper I'd written, and neither did the mark.

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Apr 2016

So this is it: mid-semester exams. A time for reflection on the whirlwind introduction to whatever topsy-turvy law subject you're doing this semester. Also known as the week before you let loose too soon and down a strong vodka orange (or ten). But as those vodka oranges are still some time away, it's probably best for you to know now that there are five stages of sitting a law exam. 

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07
Apr 2016

Not all law units have a percentage of your mark set aside for your participation in tutorials (or seminars, as my university likes to call them), but it’s often a good way to express your thoughts and ideas and actually have a go at applying the concepts you’ve been lectured on. For some people the idea is dreadful (ugh, I actually have to turn up and contribute?), for others, it could be daunting speaking up in front of the class, and for many, it’s a chance to show what you know. Here are some tips to get the maximum class participation marks without coming across as THAT person (you know the type).

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07
Mar 2016

Our resident part-time law student and full-time straight-talker, Raychel, dishes the dirt on what's really going on in a part-time student's head. 

I have been studying Law for many years now. My degree has been on track to be completed within the next two years... for about the last four years. It’s not because I’m lazy, a lot is to do with the fact that I study part-time and work full-time. 

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