Four out of five of my examinations have been completed, and though some felt bad, I guess most of them should be quite well done, but whether that translates to grades or not depend on how well the rest of the student have done, since the bell curve is applied to the grading process. With some luck I hope to at least maintain my CAP, even though my initial aim was to pull my CAP up, which is somewhat an ambitious aim which was already difficult to get in the first place.

I just have marketing left to go on the Monday morning and after that I would be a free man for a few weeks till January next year when the semester begins again. Marketing is really boring to my group of friends, me inclusive. It is probably the worst module of my entire university life, because it is the first module that tests you on textbook material. The textbook material is not taught, but you’re expected to read and learn on your own. Tell me how does this equate to being a 4MC module when all my other modules, core inclusive, do not test material that was not taught?

The lecturer’s views are that she simply cannot finish teaching everything in the lecture timeslot available, hence we should read up. I guess I shouldn’t complain, it’s probably the same case for the arts/business related modules, but I’m just not used to it, especially when the interest factor isn’t there. Marketing is a good sleep inducing module though. There are so many things to cram and it’s much more difficult than engineering modules. At least engineering modules is easier for me to understand concepts and apply, and I can do past year papers to practice. Now I understand why my business friend Wai Kit says that he doesn’t believe in doing past year papers. Seriously I do not believe in doing past year papers for business modules, but for engineering modules it really helps a lot.

Ah well, at least I have two days to read up on marketing and try to cram as much knowledge as I can for the last paper of the semester!

Some updates for the past exams. As I mentioned, 2216 was a flop, and I didn’t feel that good though I spent a lot of effort on this particular module. It’s the first module I started preparing for, and diligently doing papers and trying to understand the stuff. I do hope I will get a decent grade for it because of the amount of effort I put in.

EE2011 was quite pleasant. The paper format was like the past semester (April 2008), because the lecturers only took over the module last semester. The other semester’s papers were so different and in my opinion, very irritating to do, especially when its PC1432 stuff. I am not too sure if my concepts were right, but I’ve tried my best. At least during the exam I had this sudden bout of inspiration, like someone guiding me, because I recalled something important and I could at least convince myself the method seems right. Haha.

EE2004 was alright. In terms of the amount of past year papers done, EE2004 ranks up there with MA2216, maybe even more than 2216. It’s a pity many of the questions I asked on the forums or figured out on my own did not come out, but I think this might be one of my best module in this semester, based on the feeling it gave me after I completed it. I had some parts where I did not do particularly well though, but overall it’s ok.

EE2005, my supposedly “best” module in the semester, gave us all a scare. The difficulty level increased and I tried my best to do it. Hopefully all my workings are correct. If so, I should also get a decent grade. Just have to see how the others do too.

So there you go. I think it’s time to get started on Marketing. 2 more days to go!

P.S. WordPress can’t handle Japanese. Lol. I wrote here jiayou everyone.

3 thoughts on “Updates

  1. Hah, I don’t believe in doing past year papers for any modules, but you know how I’m like 😀 Actually I kind of don’t like many of the biz modules in the exam department.

    Content-based modules are dependent really on how efficient you mug and retain the textbook stuffs, which is a big no-no for me. Whatever little of the application questions, those are the mini life-savers for me.

    And quantitative based modules… Relative to the other faculties, it is really really really simple to me (usually). The avg standard is kind of low, it kind of bugs me how they differentiate the bell.

    One thing you share with me though. The sleep-inducing textbook is now with dom.

  2. @jh: Don’t know leh. It came out as ?????. Weird.

    @Ryushin: I understand. For my own marketing paper, the calculation part is super easy that you don’t need much practice to be able to get it right. It’s just one formula and only one way of using the formula. It’s a pain in the ass trying to retain the content though. Ah well it’s over.

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