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Jim691
PublicBCL,

Thank you so much for your post. It is most helpful. About doing a dissertation, you say that it is '[v]ery unclear whether this is a wise tactical choice'. Please could you explain why? I'm guessing you think this 1) because the BCL is geared towards exams -- with the tutorials, etc, and 2) because writing a dissertation could prove too onerous, bearing in mind the volume of reading one will need to do for the other three modules. These points certainly put me off writing a dissertation.

Of course, there could be other factors to consider, for example, whether one wants to teach or do future research, or whether one would prefer to do a piece of written work instead of an exam. But these factors don't concern me, since I don't want to be an accademic and I don't mind exams.

Thanks again for all your help, PublicBCL. All the best with your exams.

Jim
PublicBCL,

Thank you so much for your post. It is most helpful. About doing a dissertation, you say that it is '[v]ery unclear whether this is a wise tactical choice'. Please could you explain why? I'm guessing you think this 1) because the BCL is geared towards exams -- with the tutorials, etc, and 2) because writing a dissertation could prove too onerous, bearing in mind the volume of reading one will need to do for the other three modules. These points certainly put me off writing a dissertation.

Of course, there could be other factors to consider, for example, whether one wants to teach or do future research, or whether one would prefer to do a piece of written work instead of an exam. But these factors don't concern me, since I don't want to be an accademic and I don't mind exams.

Thanks again for all your help, PublicBCL. All the best with your exams.

Jim



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bchell
check out the spread of results on the exam report pages: dissertations do badly. with that said, i really wish i'd had only had 3 exams to do.

it is pretty soft-cock doing only 3 exams though. i know one clown who did all soft-cock subjects and then spoke loudly about wondering why people were stressed about exams. do not become one of them.

the dissertation can be written over Christmas. make sure you pick a narrow topic. all the bullshit topics got supervised, so it seems that if you do something like land rights for whales that will be ok.
check out the spread of results on the exam report pages: dissertations do badly. with that said, i really wish i'd had only had 3 exams to do.

it is pretty soft-cock doing only 3 exams though. i know one clown who did all soft-cock subjects and then spoke loudly about wondering why people were stressed about exams. do not become one of them.

the dissertation can be written over Christmas. make sure you pick a narrow topic. all the bullshit topics got supervised, so it seems that if you do something like land rights for whales that will be ok.
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Jim691
bchell

Thanks very much for the advice.

All the best with your exams.

Jim
bchell

Thanks very much for the advice.

All the best with your exams.

Jim


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LLM99
Hi friends,

Has any one been awarded 'Developing World Education Fund Scholarship' by the Cambridge Trusts?

Thanks and regards.

Jo
Hi friends,

Has any one been awarded 'Developing World Education Fund Scholarship' by the Cambridge Trusts?

Thanks and regards.

Jo
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Pufer
Hey everyone who made it this year, what was the ratio of selected to applicants?
Hey everyone who made it this year, what was the ratio of selected to applicants?
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AlvinSee
If I'm not mistaken, the ratio is about 1 to 4/5.
If I'm not mistaken, the ratio is about 1 to 4/5.
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