UoO HSFY 2022

I am almost definitely choosing STATS for the eighth subject. However, I just read that it is 4 lectures per week. That sounds like a lot of time for a subject known not to be content-heavy.

I had the impression that semester 2 was a little less workload, so I wonder how taking STATS plus the other 3 subjects is compared to the first semester.

Also, I have heard that it is quite easy to do very well in the exam, nonetheless, all exams from 2009 or 2010 and forward are embargoed. What are the resources like?

Lastly, any tips as we head into semester two? Any study habits you changed between subjects?

Thanks and good luck with your own exams!
 

Fili

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I am almost definitely choosing STATS for the eighth subject. However, I just read that it is 4 lectures per week. That sounds like a lot of time for a subject known not to be content-heavy.

I had the impression that semester 2 was a little less workload, so I wonder how taking STATS plus the other 3 subjects is compared to the first semester.

Also, I have heard that it is quite easy to do very well in the exam, nonetheless, all exams from 2009 or 2010 and forward are embargoed. What are the resources like?

Lastly, any tips as we head into semester two? Any study habits you changed between subjects?

Thanks and good luck with your own exams!

Haven't done stats in way too long but just because it's 4 lectures doesn't mean it's content heavy. You can pretty much do all 4 of them in probably an hour over the weekend. The lectures are very, very chill that you'll probably get very bored of it after the first week - which is good because the other 3 papers you'll have in semester 2 are just as content heavy as the other papers you've taken so far in HSFY.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong since idk if it's changed since I took it but the paper is 100% plussage - meaning that you can flunk all the mid sem tests but if you get 100% for the final exam, you get 100% for the entire paper. If you get 100% for the mid sem tests but only like 90% for the final, you'll get whichever combination of paper grading is higher (e.g. if mid sem tests make up like 30% of the paper and the final is 70%, and you get perfect marks for the tests but only 90% for the final, your total grade is still 93%. Someone who hasn't paid attention all sem but crammed everything the week before finals and gets 100% on the exam gets the highest mark, the same as for someone who grinded it out all sem.

Plussage is probably the main reason why you can do very well on the exam. But also because the lecture content is so chill you can do all of it in an hour over the weekend.

And tips wise for sem 2, I don't really have any. If sem 1 has gone well so far, you probably know how to study your own way and it's working so just keep going at it. Keep up to date and do past exams when you get to that stage etc etc - y'all know the gist.
 

Pwnter

UoO MBChB II
I found the workload of sem 2 to be a lot more than sem 1. I had faaar more anki cards from sem 2 compared to sem 1.
 

Bootleg

Regular Member
It's hard to predict, but will the cut-off be lower or higher than last year?
Grades are expected to be confirmed on Evision by the 1st of July. So in 5 or so days time (possibly even early next week), you may begin to properly speculate what the cutoff will be.
 

REVE

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Could someone explain how the exams are structured for MAOR102? Does plussage apply? How many progress tests? Labs? tutorials? Are the exams just essays? if so, what kind of essays
I'm not much of an essay person but I didn't really enjoy stats sections in Hubs191 so I'm considering maori over stats.
Would highly appreciate if someone could comment
 
Could someone explain how the exams are structured for MAOR102? Does plussage apply? How many progress tests? Labs? tutorials? Are the exams just essays? if so, what kind of essays
I'm not much of an essay person but I didn't really enjoy stats sections in Hubs191 so I'm considering maori over stats.
Would highly appreciate if someone could comment
Gooday, I did MAOR102 last year and was probably the easiest paper I will ever do in uni. I was in a similar position to you deciding whether to do MAOR or STATS and I'm glad I did MAOR as the stats part in HUBS wasn't my strong suite. Just a heads up, the previous year (2020) stitched my cohort up last year saying the exam was easy therefore last year the exam people for the paper made it "harder". I think the only difference was that they just made it more content heavy and not necessarily concept heavy. I dont know how it will be for your cohort this year.

The whole exam is MCQ's. I recommend you get the book they offer you (I think it's Tikanga something). The book is about Maori principles and history. YOU HAVE TO READ THE BOOK. I know the POPH paper have readings in it and you may get tired of reading this sem but I kid you not, the whole exam MCQ's are based around this book. IMHO, even if you forgo the lectures and tutorials you can still get 100% in this paper.

Plussage does not apply for this paper. There are no labs for this paper but there are tutorials. I recommend you attend the tutorials as there are quizzes (5 questions) at the end of the tutorials that account for 0.5% of your grade. If I remember correctly you can only get 15% or 10% from these tutorials and once you get that mark you don't have to attend anymore tutorials meaning more study time. The marks at the end of the tutorials are pretty much handed to you (the tutor legit just gives you the answers for the questions). IMHO again, the tutorials for me are not really helpful as the tutorials just grease over the lectures. After I got my max grade for the tutorials I dipped But DW if you miss a tutorial there's like a 4-6 tutorial buffer.

There is one assignment you are given that is an essay but it's not as strenuous as the POPH one. You are given a choice from 3-4 questions and just pick one. You are allowed one draft copy that your tutor marks for you before your final submission. For me the questions given last year were pretty funky and the lecturers were pretty helpful in decoding what the question I chose asked.
 
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