legal exams

Hi guys!

My name is Darya and I’ve rebranded my studyblr to make it more official and recognizable. I was crimandcoffee, then was daryastudies briefly, and now I am legalstudy

I’m a second-year law student at Carleton University, and am also pursuing a minor in history. I started studyblr to help find new tips and tricks to improve my studying habits and to share my own university experiences with others.

I’ll be starting to post original content as soon as possible, and would love to start following more blogs to connect with more people and continue my studyblr journey! 

Feel free to check me out and toss me a follow, and if you like this post I’ll return the favour! Excited to get this show on the road :)

anonymous asked:

HI!!! I'm currently studying my HSC and am now 4 weeks until trials and I was wondering if you have any study suggestions for revising or anything you can suggest??? I downloaded your study planner and tried to keep on top of that but I can't figure where to start for trial studies!!!

Hey! Ahhh, my first year trials were the reason I started by studyblr! They sucked the life out of me. I was dreading them. Plus I hated English with a passion so my motivation was soooo low! Anyway, here are a few things that I did second year that really helped:

  • print off the syllabus of your classes - use it determine what you do and don’t know. Put a squiggle next to things that you definitely need to revise! The syllabus is like an outline of what could be coming in the exam so be sure you use it fully. Look each each point and use it to format your notes. Look at the themes and questions that they place along side the dot points! You can go back and tick off things as you review them.
  • write/type up notes - I typed up my final study notes and it made life a lot easier! I used OneNote and it was really easy to format them in my note taking structure. I would also rewrite these notes in mind maps or flashcards to help me memorise. The briefer you can make them, the better. 
  • go beyond your textbook - I can not stress this enough (especially in HSIE subjects). Your textbook generally gives you an overview and a little more of extra information however you can research everything yourself. For instance, legal studies and history require evidence to prove a point. The exams aren’t going to ask you to tell the marker how legislation is made or about how Hitler grew up. It’s going to ask you something specific - like it’s role, how important something was, if it is effective. Use the internet to find this out!! Historians, reports, articles, etc are all perfectly valid sources that show the marker you understand more than just the background information.
  • write practice essays - honestly, such a helpful thing to do. They don’t have to be full 1200 words, just a few bullet points per paragraph with your key ideas. I wrote a practice essay on international law prior to my legal HSC exam and then the question turned out to be on transnational law so I had a perfectly crafted paragraph stored in my brain. If I hadn’t written that essay, I’d have screwed up that section for sure!
  • do practice papers and time yourself - being able to time manage and understand the exam format is crucial. Try to get yourself to be writing about 700/800 words (ish) in 40 minutes. 
  • read sample answers - another miracle I found whilst studying. Check if your school library has the HSC workbooks from previous years. Just reading other peoples essays can really teach you about structure, what vocabulary to use, and where the markers are seeing how good their writing is. 
  • utilise my study planner - thank you for using it already!! Try to study for at least an hour a day. For trials, we had the week off apart from going in to the exams. I would replicate the school day and dedicate as much time as I could towards studying. Use the planner to loosely map out the times. You don’t have a schedule everything to the hour. Just rough estimates that don’t really matter should you go over.

I’ll link you to a few other things that might be helpful for studying:

Best of luck with everything! If you need anything else, just let me know :-)

anonymous asked:

(1)Remember me? The girl that gave to that guy a handjob? That lost her virginity to him and alao that the condom broke and i asked you for advice? Well im here. Crying.. not feeling well. I can feel something on my chest. We stayed together since then. We went on a vacation together with several friends. We slept together, took a shower together.. things that i never did with someone. He was kind cold with me, but he is like this to anybody so i didnt say anything. We have exams in 2 weeks..

(2) he said he wont be able to go out and talk that much with me. I saw that he changed while texting me.. i also told him that i dont force anybody to stay near me.. so if he doesnt feel anything anymore that he should tell me. But he said that everything its ok. One day … this girl followed me on instagram. We both are 18. This girl is 15. I saw that he follows her and that she likes my pics of me with him. I didnt think about anything because damn.. she is 15.

(3) i didnt followed her. But idk.. it just happend that i got on her instagram and there was a pic of her and my “ boyfriend” on his bed. He told me he cant go out…when i saw that unexpected pic i got a panic attack. I texted that girl. She told me that he is not my boyfriend anymore and that i should have realised before that he doesnt love me and that he has someone else. Hearing this from a 15 years girl made me so furious.

(4) i talked to him. I asked if there is something wrong. He said no. Then i told him that i talked to that girl and he said that is true. That he didnt know how to broke up with me because he cares and because i was a perfect gf. That he feels like shit that he did that. To tell you the truth.. i could imagine that he is not mad in love with me, That he may “ search ” for other girls. But to fck with them? No..Im so done with all this people. I can even concentrate rn for exams. Im disgusted.

I was thinking about you the other day and wondering if you got the emergency contraceptives and if it worked and if you were doing okay.  I’m sorry to hear that things didn’t work out with this guy and I’m REALLY sorry that it’s all falling apart when you have exams coming up.  It’s hard enough to deal with heartbreak when you don’t have anything else going on, but mix it in with other life stressors… well, it sucks extra hard.  Unfortunately, there is no getting around the pain.  It’s like that saying, “The only way out is through.”  All you can do is take your feelings head on, chalk this up to a learning experience, and remind yourself that eventually you will come out the other side, a little battered, but hopefully a lot wiser.

I had to go back and look at the original ask you sent in, to remind myself of the details (click here to see the first ask and my response).  I noticed at the bottom, I added a tag saying: #FYI this guy is not good boyfriend material.  I feel like I should have emphasized that more in my original response.  I should have said “THIS GUY IS TRASH! STAY AWAY! DANGER!” But I didn’t and I’m not sure it would have made a difference.  It’s so easy to see what we want to see and convince ourselves that people are good and that we must be misinterpreting things despite all signs pointing to the person actually being bad.  I have a lot of examples from my personal life of times when there were a thousand signs pointing to me to get out of a relationship or stay away from a guy, but I convinced myself that he was really good, or he just made a mistake, or he didn’t mean it that way, or it must be my fault… But the truth is that you should never ignore the signs.  People who dump you for not putting out are not interested in you as a person but only as a sexual tool to get themselves off. People who take your hand and put it on their dick so you can give him a handjob in public – especially when they don’t have a preexisting sexual relationship with you – are not interested in what you want but only in how to get you to do what THEY want you to do. People who cheat on you are selfish, dishonorable, manipulative and are looking for a way to get everything they want regardless of your feelings on the matter.  People who make sure they have another girlfriend/boyfriend lined up before they are willing to move on from their current relationship are weak and dishonorable and unwilling to do the right thing if it might cause them any discomfort.  People who try to make you break up with them by becoming a crappy boyfriend/girlfriend rather than have the difficult conversation that they just want out are assholes who would rather cause you weeks or months of emotional distress than to have to say something that might make you mad… even though you will inevitably end up in the same place but only with wayyyyyy more pain first (that is such a trash move).

Maybe someday he’ll grow up and become a half way decent person (or maybe he’ll stay trash forever). But at least you are now free to find someone who is a good person now and not have to waste any more time on a garbage boyfriend.

Originally posted by avatardragonslayer

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anonymous asked:

Hi Emma! I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your posts and printables! I have a question though, what are your most effective ways to study for an exam that has to do with a lot of memorizing? Thanks!

Thank you so much! These are a few few things I’ve found great for memory:

  • make sure your studying in an active and meaningful way!!!  just passively studying isn’t going to put the information in your brain. You need to find ways to engage your brain. Don’t rely on highlighting or just rewriting information - remember to summarise in your own words!
  • write practice essays/paragraphs - honestly, such a helpful thing to do. They don’t have to be full length essays, just a few bullet points per paragraph with your key ideas. I wrote a practice essay on international law prior to my legal exam and then the question turned out to be on transnational law so I had a perfectly crafted paragraph stored in my brain. If I hadn’t written that essay, I’d have screwed up that section for sure!
  • make flashcards - whilst my example is for essays, this can still be for any information! Here is a description of how I change them into flashcards and here is a close up. If you can really break down the text into very specified piece and speak it out load like you would practice a speech. Here are a few other ways you can use flashcards.
  • display your notes - if you’re made flashcards, mind maps or study notes, put them in some place that is easy to see. Some people write on their windows or mirror wardrobes, put up stick notes every where, tape study notes to the outside of your shower!
  • listen to audio - either place your notes into google translate or if you have a mac, select the text and click “add as spoken track to itunes”. That way you’ll get a file just talking about your notes which you can add to your phone. I did this with an essay two years ago and still remember it haha!
  • talk about it to someone - ask a family member or friend to test your knowledge. Try to explain the concept to them without your notes. If you can manage, awesome! If not, you’ll be able to see where your knowledge gaps are.
  • use mnemonic devices - this could be making a story, an acronym, or rhymes! I would do this with my syllabus dot points so I could remember what points go under what topic!
  • get some sleep - sleep is an easy way to boost your memory. A lot of people recommend reviewing notes or flashcards before bed!use a colour code - I love colour coding my notes! It helps me visualise my notes when I need to remember things! 

Best of luck with memorising everything! Once you find a way that really works for you, then you get keep doing that x

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anonymous asked:

So I just got my feedback for my 2 summative essays and I got a 58 and 60. I'm really upset because I worked really hard on both of them and worked hard to improve on these with the feedback from previous ones (both marked as high 2.1's). Now I'm feeling really rubbish in terms of exams because I felt like I had made much better progress than when I first started the year. Do you have any tips for prepping for exams and improving (history) essays in general?

Hey! I’m sorry to hear that but as hard as it is, try not to let a ‘bad’ grade affect you too much. You’re more than a grade and whilst it is important, there is almost more chance to learn and improve. Here are some general essay tips:

  • prep as much as you can - annotate the question that you’re given. Try to find several points that you can introduce. Think of any supportive evidence that you’ve discussed in class. I also find doing a quick plan as soon as I get the essay helpful!
  • use your syllabus - they can only ask you things that are in the syllabus so make sure you know it inside and out! The more you know it, the easier it will be to think “oh yes, that can apply here!” when you’re in an exam situation.
  • include essay pointers in your study notes - parts of some exams are only tested through essays and for these sections, it is unlikely (especially for history) that you’re going to be asked to narrate events. You are going to be asked for a judgement on an event/person/etc and need to provide evidence to support that. When you’re writing studying notes find extra bits and pieces about the section you’re doing. If you can put in information that could help sustain an argument and learn it as if it’s just regular content, you’ll be much better of in exam periods.
  • use historical evidence - since this is for history, it is incredibly important. Again, when you’re doing your study notes research bits to support what you’re writing. Find either a primary or secondary source, an eye-witness account, physical evidence, statistics, reports, etc that you can remember to add in. Having these bits to back up your essay is crucial and going to get your those marks. Plus if you completely forget you can do what I did in HSC and lie (lols). I wrote “Williams said ….” and supported my claim with an entirely made-up quote from a ‘historian’ - who was actually my teacher. Whilst I don’t recommend this, it is a good backup :’-) Finding evidence is also a great excuse to watch documentaries!
  • read sample answers - this is a great way to see how you compare to previous students. You can take elements of their structure, vocab, evidence, etc and apply it to your own work.
  • do practice essays - this could be a full essay or just a map/scaffold of what you could include. It’s great to be able to see what you can think off. Either have your study notes open so you can check or try without them. In my HSC legal exam, the 15 mark essay would have been unanswerable for me if I’d not managed to remember an essay I had written as part of my studying. 
  • when you’re in the exam, pick out what the question is asking - seems silly but important if it is being specific. A question asking for the “role of …” is different to “examine the effectiveness of …” so learn to identify what kind of structure/style is needed to answer each type of question. 

Hopefully this useful to you! I’m sure your next essay will be better!! xx

“Before you start yelling at me for representing trash, I’d like to point out that everyone deserves equal representation. And I’m on break.” Perks of a small town: one lawyer was considered more than enough. She didn’t mind the work, welcomed it in fact, but between that and adjusting to the Council workload, she didn’t need someone lecturing her on the ethics of lawyers. If that was what this was even about. Sometimes it was.