2nd year of uni too hard. What to do? Page 10

  • Deleted user 6 November 2009 10:18:12
    And AS-Levels are just the first year of the A-Level, not sure why they get a special name.
  • macksed 6 Nov 2009 10:20:01 3,800 posts
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    (not to take it off track) but is it true that employers ask for individual module scores? I hope not because last year in the 1st semester i got 3 high firsts, so pretty much didn't show up for anything else and so got 2 thirds and a 2.1 in the remaining modules :-/
  • nickthegun 6 Nov 2009 10:20:01 77,116 posts
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    I have forgotten what grades I got in most of my GCSEs, except the big three.

    I cant even find the certificates for them and my a-levels and I only have a vague suspicion as to where my degree certificates are.

    To recap: im fucking useless.
  • chopsen 6 Nov 2009 10:21:24 20,468 posts
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    Back in pre-historic times, my A levels were the hardest exams I ever did. These days you can just collect tokens from the back of crips packets, send them off and get your certificate by post.

    /bitter
  • chopsen 6 Nov 2009 10:21:58 20,468 posts
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    I've actually got a GCSE in every single letter they do one in. Even "G"
  • nickthegun 6 Nov 2009 10:25:40 77,116 posts
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    Yeah, i found A-Levels harder than my degrees. I think its probably because GCSEs were so easy and college was the first bit of responsibility I had to take for myself.
  • Deleted user 6 November 2009 10:26:31
    macksed wrote:
    (not to take it off track) but is it true that employers ask for individual module scores? I hope not because last year in the 1st semester i got 3 high firsts, so pretty much didn't show up for anything else and so got 2 thirds and a 2.1 in the remaining modules :-/

    I've only had one interview since uni and they didn't ask, but that's hardly enough data for a good pie chart.

    Glad they didn't though, I sucked at animation principles and level design.
  • GiarcYekrub 6 Nov 2009 10:26:35 4,735 posts
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    Can't be arsed to reaf all that, but simplify things to its basics as if you were explaining to a 5 year old, then build up to more complex shite, you'll find yourself starting to understand, well it worked for me
  • Alastair 6 Nov 2009 10:28:39 23,311 posts
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    Mr-Brett wrote:
    And AS-Levels are just the first year of the A-Level, not sure why they get a special name.

    'Cos if it all get's a bit too hard in the 2nd year, you can still have a certificate.

    I'm sure AS levels weren't based on the 1st year of A level when I did mine (1991)
  • StarchildHypocrethes 6 Nov 2009 10:30:09 32,149 posts
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    There was only 1 AS-Level available as far as I remember when I did my A-Levels, and that was the rather useless sounding 'General Studies'.
  • Stickman 6 Nov 2009 10:32:31 29,986 posts
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    When I did mine, AS levels were what all the thick kids did instead of proper ones.
  • macksed 6 Nov 2009 10:32:33 3,800 posts
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    Alastair wrote:


    I'm sure AS levels weren't based on the 1st year of A level when I did mine (1991)

    Back in your day (oldy) they were Advanced Supplementary courses, and now they are Advanced Subsidiary; so yes; you're right.
  • Alastair 6 Nov 2009 10:34:56 23,311 posts
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    macksed wrote:
    Alastair wrote:


    I'm sure AS levels weren't based on the 1st year of A level when I did mine (1991)

    Back in your day (oldy) they were Advanced Supplementary courses, and now they are Advanced Subsidiary; so yes; you're right.

    Watch it sonny!
    But you are right - I am right. \o/

    Also, Stickman is right too.
  • Deleted user 6 November 2009 10:45:24
    The thick kids did GNVQ's in my day (about 5 years ago).
  • macksed 6 Nov 2009 10:47:44 3,800 posts
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    In my day the thick kids did A Levels as well.
    Ber dumm pmm tschhh (comedy drums)
  • SG 6 Nov 2009 14:21:57 1,896 posts
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    Actually I think I'm gonna go for 'How might it be argued that concrete particulars are less real than universals? What problems are there with such an argument?'
  • Stickman 6 Nov 2009 14:23:26 29,986 posts
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    Let's hope you can write 2000 words on that a day quicker than you could the last one then.
  • SG 6 Nov 2009 14:27:01 1,896 posts
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    I've got 60 so far...
  • Alastair 6 Nov 2009 14:37:45 23,311 posts
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    SG wrote:
    I've got 60 so far...
    Writing your name and the title don't count.
  • TheHammerite 6 Nov 2009 14:38:54 3,290 posts
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    Second year at uni was shit. Third year is the best beacsue you only do the subjects you like.
  • Toori 6 Nov 2009 16:32:15 432 posts
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  • SG 8 Nov 2009 18:47:33 1,896 posts
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    KILL ME.

    I've knocked out just shy of 1300 words and I am fucking knackered - I need to hit 1880 at the very least. I don't know what else to write about. Anyone want to tell me anything about realism and nominalism?

    I've gone all over Plato and Aristotle; I could do with help regarding the rise of nominalism in fact.
  • FWB 8 Nov 2009 18:48:20 55,836 posts
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    Shall I just do your degree for you?
  • SG 8 Nov 2009 18:49:35 1,896 posts
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    Get on, I'll give you a fiver.

    Seriously, just a few pointers to resources would be nice.
  • macksed 8 Nov 2009 18:50:11 3,800 posts
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    lol, we dont have a minimum word count, if we don't know what to put the lecturers don't want to read a load of waffle; also, if some people are just more concise than others, i got a 1st in an essay that was about 35% below the word limit last year... i was very shocked.
  • FWB 8 Nov 2009 18:50:23 55,836 posts
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    Usually works for me.
  • Deleted user 8 November 2009 18:57:00
    If you absolutely can't write any more, don't. If your tutor is decent they'll mark you down more for padding and filler than they will for not enough word count - as long as you've actually answered the question posed.
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