OT: Any students in the audience tonight?

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OT: Any students in the audience tonight?

Post by Bronze » 27 May 07 11:37 am

Do we have any full time or part-time students sharing the forum?

I have just started a part-time Masters in Inclusive Education and I'm finding it so hard to get assessments completed and submitted. Like even the dishes and washing look like fun things to go and do.

Needless to say I am putting in about 15 hours a week into reading and assessment writing and am still falling behind. two Assessments due tomorrow.

Anyhow, just curious. Better get back to it I suppose?

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Post by Bunya » 27 May 07 11:49 am

Whaddya mean "tonight"?

It's daytime . . . 8)

Time for beddy-byes? :wink:

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Re: OT: Any students in the audience tonight?

Post by Cheesy pigs » 27 May 07 12:56 pm

Bronze wrote:Do we have any full time or part-time students sharing the forum?

I have just started a part-time Masters in Inclusive Education and I'm finding it so hard to get assessments completed and submitted. Like even the dishes and washing look like fun things to go and do.

Needless to say I am putting in about 15 hours a week into reading and assessment writing and am still falling behind. two Assessments due tomorrow.

Anyhow, just curious. Better get back to it I suppose?

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Yep, doing my Bachelor of Naturopathy via correspondence. Unfortunately (?) Geocaching keeps getting in the way :lol:

Best be off now and get two more caches, as I have an assignment due..... :shock:

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Post by Bronze » 27 May 07 1:15 pm

How's that going Cheesy. Easy, hard, nearly finished?

I have to keep having small breaks in the readings else it just goes over my head. I have to flick back a few pages to where I was last conscious. Makes it twice as hard as I thought it would be.

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Post by Cached » 27 May 07 3:04 pm

I struggle too, I'm a full time student, doing a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) 3 subjects, and a Post Grad Certificate of Education (Special Ed) 1 subject. Next sem i'll have 1 or 2 Psych subjects and will do 1 or two special ed subjects to make 3 for the sem.

I'm easily distracted but generally do pretty well - I've had 100% for two assignments this sem - one was a 2500 word essay (special ed) - which I am still floored about. I put all my effort into assignments and then cram like all get out for the exams. I average Distinctions and High Distinctions for overall final marks. My biggest distraction is helping other students out, I put a lot of time into that, and keep forgetting to do my own work... I have one 3000 word report to write before 12th June. But I want it done before LWE.

I use text book websites heavily for revision and if I don't have an exam, the text book is only getting read enough to answer the assignments. No time to read anything that isn't being examined in one form or another.

I have a statistics subject this semester and I need to put aside the cram mentality for that one - but the other three will do just fine with the last week cram. Stats is up first (18th june), then special ed (22nd) and my final exam (abnormal psych) is the 28th of june, and we head O/S on the 30th - so no time to prepare for that either.

I hit the ground running and start into assignments from day 1 of receiving them and then leave all the 'study' to the last minute. Most of my subjects have exams.

Works for me, but probably not for others.

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Post by Team Falling Numerals » 27 May 07 3:17 pm

Studying externally is always a struggle.

I am two subjects short of a MTax from UNSW. I generally leave things to the last moment because as I am also self employed, any time that I take out is time not invoiced!

Fortunately due to the fact that I am a total dork and an information junkie, I enjoy studying taxation law and I can usully find a set of cases to review for my term paper where the score is Taxpayer 1 - Commissioner 0 !! Which is my favourite result!! :D :D :D

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Post by Bronze » 27 May 07 3:40 pm

I hear ya Sam. Glad you have found a system that works for you. I'm still finding my ground I think.

A good result TFN. I would imagine a lot of the tax reading could be, well... rather taxing. Are they case study based of very much section XIV subsection X clause 8.1.1 type of texts. The later I couldn't do. Case studies I could handle I could handle I think.

Well - back to it. :evil:

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Post by murf » 27 May 07 4:28 pm

I finished my correspondence studies a couple of years ago, but I just thought i'd add that any students that use Microsoft products may be interested in this:
http://www.itsnotcheating.com.au/

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Post by Bronze » 27 May 07 6:05 pm

murf78 wrote:I finished my correspondence studies a couple of years ago, but I just thought i'd add that any students that use Microsoft products may be interested in this:
http://www.itsnotcheating.com.au/
Yes I did see that promotion however unfortunately it ends tomorrow. Thanks for the advice though. Always hand to know about a good deal.

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Post by president & 1st lady » 27 May 07 6:07 pm

Speaking of finding it hard to get to your assignments Bronze....... what are you doing here? We just gave you a break from studies now put that nose to the grindstone and finish so you can help with the event.

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Post by Bronze » 27 May 07 6:17 pm

I'm not here.

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Post by Bronze » 27 May 07 6:20 pm

Doh...

ok :oops:

sorry :?

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Post by president & 1st lady » 27 May 07 6:20 pm

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Post by Team Falling Numerals » 27 May 07 9:20 pm

Bronze wrote:Are they case study based of very much section XIV subsection X clause 8.1.1 type of texts. The later I couldn't do. Case studies I could handle I could handle I think.

Well - back to it. :evil:
Well I hope you are not reading this because you are meant to be "back to it"..

No it all pure law - legislation, explanatory memoranda, regs, cases, rulings, determinations. Fortunately a large bulk of our tax law is written in reaction to situations so there is usually a bit of history about what sort of mischief the government/ATO/courts was trying to stamp out when the particular law was enacted or ruled upon. I like to read about mischief. :D

I deal with the real life case studies in my office every day!! :D :shock:

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Post by angermanagement » 28 May 07 8:42 pm

I am about to start a postgraduate certificate in Orthopaedic Nursing. First time this course has been offered in QLD. So it will be interesting to see how it will go.

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