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“ Grades- The good, the bad, and the indifferent”

Jordanne Martin

It’s about that time again, when grades slowly but surely start to pop up on the right hand corner of our portal screens. For some of us, we are quite pleased with what we see, as the hard-work and sleepless nights have paid off. For some, however, our grades are neither here nor there or it is downright disappointing.  As law school students, I know many of use put in a lot of work into preparing for classes and examinations. But for a few students certain methods of preparation was not enough and should take the time to reflect on what was done last semester that needs to be re-evaluated.

When a student receives a grade that is seen as lack luster it does not mean they did not work hard during the school term. It may mean that a particular study technic that works for one student does not work for another, it could mean that the current course load needs to re-evaluated—nothing is wrong with dropping a course or two, or it could also mean that it is time to pay a visit to the Academic Resource Centre (ARC).

All students can reflect and re-evaluate on prior performances because there is always room for improvements as not all classes and professors are the same; therefore, study techniques will change, even if it is minute, as we progress through school.