“I recommend finding a good study buddy. Having a friend who doesn’t distract you, is good company and you can bounce ideas off can be really helpful. My flatmate and I would book out a discussion room, stock up on snacks and then teach each other about different cases and legal concepts. Teaching someone else solidifies ideas in your mind and shows up gaps in your knowledge. This style of study is really applicable to the workplace. I work in the litigation team where my colleagues always run ideas and problems past each other. For me, adding a social element to study and work makes both more enjoyable and manageable.”
UC alumna Rebecca Juliet Kingi is a Law Clerk at Chapman Tripp.
Check out what’s on the programme this coming Monday at GradFest – the first of five days of enlivening, free workshops & seminars for all UC postgraduate students.
10.00-10.50 am Literature Review
12.10-1.00 pm Introduction to EndNote
12.10-1.00 pm Communication Skills for English Language Learners
2.00-2.50 pm Concise Writing
3.00-3.50 pm Punctuation
Full programme and links to enrol
“1. Attempt past exam questions and familiarise yourself with the format of the exam – double check with your lecturer first on the relevance of prior year course content.
“2. Organise a 2-4 hour session with a good friend – try and teach them a particular topic which will help you understand the concepts better. I used to use one of the tutorial rooms at the library and make use of the white board to summarise the topic using boxes/diagrams to explain key concepts.
“3. At the end of your study, read through the “objectives” stated in your lecture notes per topic and ensure you understand them.
“4. During your study, if you have any questions feel free to meet your lecturer. They are very approachable and can give some great clarity as well as approaches to what they are looking for in answers.”
Shefali Thompson is now an Assistant Manager for KPMG Singapore.