Power in numbers: tackling the exam timetable

Well, the last few days have been a bit of a roller coaster really. And it’s not just the mountain of assessment that I’m talking about. What I’m referring to are exams. A bit pre-emptive, I know, but bear with me. When I took my first glimpse at my draft exam timetable earlier this week, I took it in my stride. It’s true, my exam schedule was a bit unfortunate, but it was something I figured I would just work around. That’s when I saw everyone else’s reaction.

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Those two little words

Whether it’s because of our own self-righteousness, ego, insecurities or even just past experience, these two little words strike fear into students everywhere. You know the ones I mean – they invoke dread, anxiety, appeals of grades and many meltdowns in between. Even the thought of collaboration stops many a heart in fear. You guessed right – this scourge I speak of is the hated GROUP ASSIGNMENT *shudder*.

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Just a note…

Since watching the most recent Robin Hood with Russell Crowe, I have had a certain quote stuck in my head on repeat. That means one quote for about two years bouncing about inside my head. But this quote I don’t think will ever leave and to be honest, I don’t mind.

Rise and Rise Again Until Lambs Become Lions.

Ponder that 🙂

Smart/dumb student: A surprise lesson in humility…and instruction comprehension

Today, much like the clouds out on the eastern horizon I am watching from my office window, my mood is low and dark.

The day and I were getting on just fine to start with; I prepared for the busy day ahead in the usual bustling way; but it became a little aggressive when I went online and checked the grade for a recent report.

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A beginner’s guide to Guild elections

It’s that time of year again.  Swarms of colourful t-shirts are out in force at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove, armed with bright smiles and informative flyers.  Student Guild elections are upon us.  If this is your first year at QUT or you just don’t know much about it, let me give you a quick introduction to the whole thing.

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It’s back.

This is it. This is the week.  The week where everything will be decided.
Tuesday and Wednesday – QCS. We have done so many practises it is almost unbelievable that the real thing, the actual, legitimate test, is in a matter of hours. Curiosity is killing my metaphoric, non-allergenic cat as I wait for the topic of the writing task. So far there have been circle, gold, flight, essence and numerous other obscure themes. It will probably be something like life this time. And what will I write in response? Well…because I can’t think of anything witty at the moment we will just have to wait and see.  A mere 33 hours of waiting.

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