The moment that all UOL students wait for has arrived. It is the day whereby students all over the world find out if they did enough during the semester to secure a good grade to aid their quest for their desired honours class.
I had been awaiting the day for quite some time, hoping for the very best (4A) yet constantly reminding myself to just hope for the bare minimum (3B) so that I at least secure my 2nd Upper degree in order to avoid disappointment. It was a heart stopping moment when I read on forum that the results are out!
Without a moment of hesitation, I open my iPhone safari and just pressed “view” as my details are already stored in the web page due to the excessive checkings I did over the past few days.
And there, the results appeared right in front of me. I didn’t want to view them all at once initially and I told myself to cover the results so that I only see one result at a time. However, it is not meant to be. I couldn’t stop myself from looking at all the results all at the same time. I was on the bus and hence I could not display my emotion.
My hands were trembling from I don’t know what but I was still feeling the jitters even after I know my results.
Would like to congratulate all those who achieved their desired results. For those who did not achieve their desired result, it’s not the end. As I’ve said before, it is not the degree that determine who u are. Graduands are the people who determine how respectable the degree is. How they carry themselves when they work. How do the bosses feedback about them to their business partners. For those who are in year 1 and 2, it’s definitely not the end. UOL format is such that a single year can still change the outcome of your degree, unlike other unis whereby a year could no longer impact on the final outcome.
Strive hard. A lot of people say study harder this coming semester. That is not wrong. However, the more important aspect is to study earlier. Consistency will be rewarded, not just studying hard before exams.
Second word of advise. Choose the modules carefully. If not, you will end up thinking if your classification would have been different had you took a different module in a different year. Ask your seniors for their feedback. Don’t have to take all of them seriously, but if 5/5 tell you that if you are a business student, don’t take cf in your second year, listen to them. They have been through it or they have friends who’ve gone through it.
Lastly, for those who are aiming for a second upper degree, I highly recommend that you start aiming higher for a first class.
For those who are aiming for a first class, aim for 7-9 distinctions.
For those who are aiming for 70 marks, aim for 90 marks.
We always tend to fall short of our own expectations. So it is important that we aim higher so that we have something to fall back on.