POLS3502

POLS3502

Author
  • Assignment Difficulty
  • Tutorial Importance
  • Lecture Importance
  • Difficulty of Marker
  • Test Volatility Meter

By: Anon.
Grade Achieved: 4
Overall Rating of Course Difficulty: 5/5 – Extremely Difficult
Most Relevant Content Came From: Lectures
Lecturer: Richard Shapcott
How Good Was The Lecturer? 4/5 – Not bad.
Semester Taken: Semester 1, 2014

In This Course:

– This course gives ‘free’ or participation marks.
– The lecturer does not just read off the slides.
-This course does NOT have a final.
BUT:
– Assignments/exams are not necessarily marked fairly.
– Staff will not give good assignment/exam hints.
– The textbook is actually necessary.
– You can NOT do the whole course online.

Overall Comment:

I would not recommend doing this course.
It’s difficult, and whilst the lecturer does explain concepts well and is entertaining, the assignments are marked incredibly harshly.
Even going to see tutors and having them read over assignments does not guarantee you doing well.
The participation marks do help, though you have to attend them regularly, do the tutorial work and actively participate to even hope in getting them all.