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    Well, it's early days, so I'm not taking them as a concrete prediction of my exam performance, but they are useful in terms of highlighting particular areas of improvement.

    My Russian Grammar tutor, for example, has used the phrase 'more attentively' three times in one short paragraph... :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by K.T.)
    Well, it's early days, so I'm not taking them as a concrete prediction of my exam performance, but they are useful in terms of highlighting particular areas of improvement.

    My Russian Grammar tutor, for example, has used the phrase 'more attentively' three times in one short paragraph... :rolleyes:
    Haha :p:

    One of mine went on about how I needed to make sure of something I was already sure of, another said (for two reports) 'Re-do some questions for practise' and the other one was 'Well done, and we both know you can do better'. And my DoS meeting was her saying all this stuff back to me :P
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    Basically, for most students they won't say much, maybe just odd minor improvements they could make - people are generally doing their best. But they're good for flaging any problems so they can be sorted - remember that they're written for the DoS as much as for the student.
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    I don't really trust supervision reports..
    Last year I was estimated a third for one subject, when both essays that I'd [eventually] been given back had been 2.i...
    And collections were no real indicator for me either, failing 3 out of 4..
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    Am I the only one here who so far has found none of the supervisions/reports useful? I know out of the Queens' mathmos I'm definitely not alone, but how about people outside of maths and queens'?
    My reports have been quite short but I think quite accurate as well.

    (Original post by mwiko)
    And collections were no real indicator for me either, failing 3 out of 4..
    Do all subjects have collections?
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    (Original post by visesh)
    Jeebus, 5 pages in less than a day.

    I've been in theatre all day (8am-7) and it was pretty amazing. I'm slowly coming round to surgery now. Being able to hold instruments correctly gets you lots of brownie points and a chance to suture.
    What is wrong with me. It took me ages to realise that you meant "operating theatre" :indiff:

    (Original post by Gesar)
    Am I the only one here who so far has found none of the supervisions/reports useful? I know out of the Queens' mathmos I'm definitely not alone, but how about people outside of maths and queens'?
    Not terribly useful, no, and not just because they didn't like me. The structures one was, just about. The others were fairly useless.
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    Do all subjects have collections?
    Nah, I think it depends more on your DoS or possibly previous years' results than subject..
    We only have them in first year to give us some idea of what tripos will be like. It was very useful in that respect..
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    (Original post by alex_hk90)
    Do all subjects have collections?
    I think it depends on college & subject rather than subject.
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    (Original post by K.T.)
    ^ O.o

    I really have trouble drinking cheap wine... I'd rather stick to beer if we're going down that route.

    Also, more importantly, how do you see your end of term reports? I know my DoS showed me, but I was dazed/praying for it to end, so literally took nothing in :/
    I used to have trouble drinking cheap wine, but my pitifully small student budget cured me of that. Besides, I said I hadn't paid more than £4.20 all term, that doesn't mean that other people didn't buy more expensive wine that I then pilfered :p:

    Ooh, and did you get a Dr Kingman report? He's my grammar tutor, but I think you guys have a different one... We have him for all three non-Natasha classes and they just merge into a big bunch of anecdotes :p:
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    My collections weren't terribly useful last year, as I had near-hallucinogenic flu during all but one of them, and got 16% in the only one I actually took while ill. I'm pretty sure I have none this year... As for my supervision reports, I think my DoS has forgotten to make them visible this term. Oh well, I'm not too bothered.
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    what is a collection??

    I wish my supervision reports gave grades (actually maybe I don't ...)

    and I just got locked in Clare, it appears it most certainly dose shut at midnight :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by smilepea)
    what is a collection??

    I wish my supervision reports gave grades (actually maybe I don't ...)

    and I just got locked in Clare, it appears it most certainly dose shut at midnight :rolleyes:
    Aww. Why were you there? There's actually a secret entrance/exit for us that's 24/7 :mwuaha:
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    (Original post by smilepea)
    and I just got locked in Clare, it appears it most certainly dose shut at midnight :rolleyes:
    lol, Useful to know :p:
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    (Original post by Scipio90)
    lol, Useful to know :p:
    Yes I think from now on I'll remember to check the time before I start walking through if it's late at night ... :rolleyes:

    (Original post by The West Wing)
    Aww. Why were you there? There's actually a secret entrance/exit for us that's 24/7 :mwuaha:
    I'm here for interviews and I was on my way back from my friends room in Rose Crescent to Harvey Court ... we got stuck between the back gate and the gate the other side of the bridge, sadly our uni cards don't let us through
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    (Original post by Zoedotdot)
    I used to have trouble drinking cheap wine, but my pitifully small student budget cured me of that. Besides, I said I hadn't paid more than £4.20 all term, that doesn't mean that other people didn't buy more expensive wine that I then pilfered :p:

    Ooh, and did you get a Dr Kingman report? He's my grammar tutor, but I think you guys have a different one... We have him for all three non-Natasha classes and they just merge into a big bunch of anecdotes :p:
    Aha, cunning!

    Vis a vis Kingman - no! It would have been interesting to see what he'd have to say as well... I have Galina, who is much stricter :/
    I love Kingman's classes, although they're so enjoyable I don't feel like I'm learning anything :o:
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    (Original post by K.T.)
    Aha, cunning!

    Vis a vis Kingman - no! It would have been interesting to see what he'd have to say as well... I have Galina, who is much stricter :/
    I love Kingman's classes, although they're so enjoyable I don't feel like I'm learning anything :o:
    Yeah, I really wanted a report from Kingman because I got 100% in my cases test and was the only one in the class who did, so felt like it was the only success I'd had all term... His classes are so, so immense. I think he's always vaguely amused by the fact that I squeak when things are hard, but it's better than staying silent I think :p: I'm assuming he showed you the propaganda poster about washing your nipples? And told you the story about his mother in law saying that the mannequins in the shop windows wearing thongs were 'pornografichiskii'? :rofl:
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    Yup, got both of those gems My personal favourite was hearing about the communal beer dispensers with one glass placed at train stations...
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    (Original post by K.T.)
    Yup, got both of those gems My personal favourite was hearing about the communal beer dispensers with one glass placed at train stations...
    Ahhh, fantastic! How about the story about how the only time he's been robbed in Russia was by the police? Or about burying his mother in law's soup in his garden?

    We do learn Russian in class, we do! :p:
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    (Original post by Zoedotdot)
    Ahhh, fantastic! How about the story about how the only time he's been robbed in Russia was by the police? Or about burying his mother in law's soup in his garden?
    I haven't heard those two (yet)! Gutted. Although I can well believe it, russian soup is :no:

    I tried to find a picture of one of those beer dispenser thingys, but all I got was a series of BBC News articles on how the Russians are drinking themselves to death - which I knew already :p:
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    (Original post by K.T.)
    I haven't heard those two (yet)! Gutted. Although I can well believe it, russian soup is :no:

    I tried to find a picture of one of those beer dispenser thingys, but all I got was a series of BBC News articles on how the Russians are drinking themselves to death - which I knew already :p:
    Well the soup one you might never hear, it was about when she came to stay and was cooking for them and he had to try and escape because her soup was rather questionable. If you want to hear the police one, just make some comment about Russian police and I'm sure he'll dive in there :p:

    Ho hum, we're entering such a pleasant society don't you think? And did you read the email about the vodka party/are you going? Myself and the other Emma Russianist are fairly keen
 
 
 
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