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General Blog #5 - Critically evaluate the following...
by, May 18, 2012 at 1:54 PM (420 Views)
...ah, how I do LOVE being told to critically evaluate something. It warms my heart when I'm actually told it's alright to bitch about something. Haha.
So, yeah, I just had my first exam...well, it finished about an hour ago. But I had to come home, have lunch, get changed, switch this thing on, start another episode download, and...yeah. Before my memory leaks away - it's a defensive mechanism; come tomorrow I won't be able to remember anything - I'll go into how I think my exam went.
To set some background: it was a two-hour exam, on Financial Crime and the Law, which is more interesting than it sounds...it's more about psychology and fraud than it is about law. Six possible topics, six questions total. I revised five, but it turns out I ignored the most important: corporate fraud cases. I don't like trying to remember case names (I'm better with journal articles, oddly...) so I just skipped it.
I had a heart attack when I saw the paper. There was an entire question dedicated to analysing a single fraud case, another one about a case in 1986 I didn't even have casual knowledge of, and another one I could have done but for the "with examples to relevant cases" tacked onto the end of it.
That said, I *think* I did fairly well...I didn't fail, anyway. The first question was gold, because it was on theories of motivation. The second question was on regulation vs. control - I think I mixed them up a bit, but I'm too afraid to check my notes to confirm that - and money laundering, the latter of which I blazed through...money laundering is on both of my exams' revision notes, so...yeah, I know that area rather well. The third question I did was on legislation regarding bribery and corruption...I blagged the first half, because I couldn't remember (read: didn't know) anything about the US half. The second part of it asked for my opinion on whether or not it should be legal or not. Ohoho.
I would have preferred to do the question on Insider Trading, but that was tacked on with a question about auditor liability - which I did NOT know enough about to feel comfortable blagging it - and had the "with examples to relevant cases" at the end of it, which would have been where most of the marks came from.
So, overall...I'm confident I got over 40%, but that's as much as I'd care to say. My hand is killing me...I filled up an entire answer booklet. My writing is tiny, but gets bigger and messier the more I go on, so...that's still a lot of writing, take my word for it. I had SO MUCH TO SAY. Hopefully most of it was relevant.
Next exam is on Wednesday...I have 12 possible topics for that one, I have to answer 3 questions of 6. So I'll ignore 3 topics. If Money Laundering comes up again, I might just jump for joy.
But I want tomorrow off. I need to unwind...and by "unwind" I mean write my Apocrypha bios, continue with Atelier Rorona, watch and download Suite Precure (I am LOVING this series already) and try and restore my fractured mind to some sort of working order. At the moment, all I'm getting when I'm trying to think is "All circuits are busy, try again later. Much later. I'm overworked, fuck off."
I'm going to buy myself another game, because I haven't had a new game in months, and I deserve it because I say so. My choices are Kingdoms of Amalur, Dragon's Dogma, or Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny, which I am AMAZED is getting a UK release after so long. That alone makes me want to buy it.
On a minor note, I'm contemplating an FFXII parody script. Like my FFXIII one, only better, because it'd be FFXII based. I should finish my FFXIII one, if ever I get my laptop back. Then I can start on FFXIII-2, and make tasteless Toriyama-esque references to Caius causing the tsunami in Japan whilst forgetting he's Caius instead of Lezard Valeth, amongst other things. I already have a way to maintain my dignity as a writer when I stop paying attention to the flow of the imaginary story and start making errors:
Serah: Wait, this makes no sense!
Noel: Yeah, well...every time you notice something weird, it's a time paradox.
[Quite suddenly, an impossibly huge Lightning mecha appears in front of them both, grappling with what a second mecha wearing oversized shades, wielding an enormous drill]
Serah: Uh, Noel...
Noel: It's a time paradox, Serah. Just ignore it, it'll go away on it's own.
[Noel turns away]
...maybe I'll just start on FFXIII-2 anyway. Har har har. Later. For now, I feel like watching cheesy magical girl anime.0 Thanks, 0 Likes