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Re: How university works
« Reply #180 on: April 05, 2016, 08:50:05 am »
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Whats the consensus with watching lectures at a faster speed? Im currently watching mine at a 1.2 speed. Pros and cons of this?

I guess it depends on the lecturer. Some speak slower/faster than others so speeding up the lecture recording may/may not be necessary.

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Re: How university works
« Reply #181 on: April 07, 2016, 03:25:55 pm »
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I watch between 2-3 speed. Just makes you think faster and of course saves time.
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Re: How university works
« Reply #182 on: April 13, 2016, 02:40:02 pm »
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Whats the difference between a D and a HD essay?

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Re: How university works
« Reply #183 on: April 13, 2016, 02:55:50 pm »
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Whats the difference between a D and a HD essay?

D denotes a 'Distinction' grade (70 - 79), while HD denotes a 'high distinction' (80 - 100).
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Re: How university works
« Reply #184 on: April 13, 2016, 03:01:02 pm »
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D denotes a 'Distinction' grade (70 - 79), while HD denotes a 'high distinction' (80 - 100).

I think Senor meant the difference in standards-the qualities that distinguishes a D grade essay from a HD one
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Re: How university works
« Reply #185 on: April 13, 2016, 03:01:48 pm »
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I think Senor meant the difference in standards-the qualities that distinguishes a D grade essay from a HD one

Yeah this.. i cant seem to get above 80  :'(

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Re: How university works
« Reply #186 on: April 13, 2016, 06:16:30 pm »
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Whats the difference between a D and a HD essay?

Difficult question, but I think it could be any number of things (or, more likely, a combination of things):

- Referencing
- Grammar/spelling
- Flow of argument(s)
- Quality of argument(s)
- Actually answering the question
- Staying on topic
- Word count
- Originality
- Link to readings/other coursework
- Presentation

I think it's going to be something pretty individual, because why Person A might not have scored a HD might be entirely different to why Person B did not.
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Re: How university works
« Reply #187 on: May 24, 2016, 01:46:55 pm »
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Hello  :) :)
I'm currently in Year 12 and i really want to do Medicine at either Melbourne or Queesland. I have talked to a few past and current students doing medicine and they all have done some sort of volunteering work, i have a part time job at a pharmacy. Unfortunately I don't think i have done something as significant that can be mentioned, of course i have gone to great lengths in helping others (family, friends, classmates, anyone in general) and genuinely enjoy doing so too but none of these are really relevant to the society. My question is that is it important to have any awards or certificates in volunteering to get into the course?

Thank you :) :)

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Re: How university works
« Reply #188 on: May 24, 2016, 01:56:34 pm »
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Hello  :) :)
I'm currently in Year 12 and i really want to do Medicine at either Melbourne or Queesland. I have talked to a few past and current students doing medicine and they all have done some sort of volunteering work, i have a part time job at a pharmacy. Unfortunately I don't think i have done something as significant that can be mentioned, of course i have gone to great lengths in helping others (family, friends, classmates, anyone in general) and genuinely enjoy doing so too but none of these are really relevant to the society. My question is that is it important to have any awards or certificates in volunteering to get into the course?

Thank you :) :)

Not super important. In an interview they may question (directly or indirectly) about volunteering, but it's usually not hard to think of something, even if that means making a big deal out of something small.
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Re: How university works
« Reply #189 on: May 24, 2016, 07:08:33 pm »
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Thank you