Review of Week 29: July 19 – 25, 2021

It’s been an interesting week so far.

First, I’m trying to get back on the writing and journalling bandwagon. I published a post on my personal blog. You can read more about it here. I never realised how I took my writing for granted. Barely doing it for a couple of months have had some negative effect. Weaving the words together these days have not been as easy as before.

Writing for my blog is one thing. This week kicks off the exam season for me. It’s my second semester at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) where I am taking the Bachelor of Legal Studies (Hons) programme (LW213) under the Institute Of Continuing Education & Professional Studies (iCEPS). After concluding our classes last weekend, LAW498: Law of Torts II was our first paper on July 21st, 2021 (Wednesday). I was able to submit my script via the Ufuture student portal within the day.

While my LAW486: Law of Contract II Finals is not until July 31st, 2021, I was not too pleased by my continuous assessment marks. The results shared with me were as follows:


AssessmentMarks
CA1: Individual Assignment (20%)8%
CA2: Online Test (20%)20%
CA3: Quiz (20%)14%
Total (60%)42%

The lecturer was kind enough to give us an opportunity to attempt some extra credit work. Yesterday I started to draft my answer to one of the questions. Sent it in via my UiTM email to the lecturer. Hopefully, it could help slightly with my marks – at least to cover the missing marks from (especially) CA1 & CA3.

It was during the preparation of these answers when I realised how rusty I have become. On another hand, I was also facing another challenge: I was unable to access the LexisNexis database. Yet, for some reason, I was able to rely on the CLJ database and HeinOnline. There are limitations that these databases compared to LexisNexis.

Besides the technical limitation, I was also faced with an interesting problem: comprehending the points the Court tried to deliver in their judgement. One easy solution is to see how others interpreted the law reports. This includes notes and textbooks. Unfortunately, this is an unsustainable approach because I need to be able to read the primary sources (i.e., case laws) quickly and independently. A tall order, but practice makes perfect.

On a more practical side of things, I came across a fascinating channel on YouTube which led me to migrate from Chrome to Microsoft Edge. Here is the particular video that inspired the change a few days back. The most useful function so far is the vertical tabs, among others.

That is somewhat my week as I could recall. There were ups – small, but necessary.

When it comes to guilty pleasure, I’m heavily invested in a series on Netflix: Van Helsing. Here is a trailer for your viewing pleasure.

Before I end this entry, I would like to write one thing which I’m grateful for. I have to admit that I have been chatting with an interesting person this past week. It’s been an interesting interaction so far. And things look promising – aside from both our busy schedules.

Author: Aldric

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