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Not as bad as you may think! I struggled with trying to wrap my head around a lot of the content and did find it boring, but they give you so much opportunity to do well. The weekly quizzes are marked purely on the effort you put in - not right or wrong. The final exam is multiple choice AND open book. There are two optional tests that will contribute to your final mark only if you do well. The lecturer was repetitive, which helped me a lot, and he took the lectures slow, which gave me time to process as there was a lot of info. He did have a condescending tone of voice, but I believe he answered all questions in the lectures and genuinely wanted to help us understand. Finally, I found the forums on the iLearn page were a great asset so check them out regularly and make sure you have notes to take into the tests/exam.

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2017

This is the worst unit I've ever done at Macquarie. Unfortunately it's mandatory for my degree. The content is difficult (even as someone who usually does well at other subjects) and the lecturer is incredibly rude and condescending. If you ask a question because you don't understand something, he will mock you. He switches between going over easy revision content at a glacial pace to whizzing through difficult concepts and equations which makes it incredibly hard to keep up. Luckily I had a decent tutor, which helps somewhat, but even the best tutor can't compensate for the poor form of the lecturer.

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2017

An unit that held its second test (10%) on the final day of semester just before exam day, with the result of one of the assignment made available during the exam period, 10 days after the actual date for the final exam!!! Lectures mainly consist of lecturer asking questions to students that they cannot answer most of the time because students have not learnt them yet... It's not like a review lecture (like PSY236) where students were exposed to the material beforehand... You ask the lecturer questions, he won't direct or lead you or encourage you to think about the question differently or correctly; but he would let you stew and make mistakes... Hopeless unit, hopeless education system, it's all a scam, those who pay more receive more tuition system in Australia.

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2017

Awesome subject, lecturer is very interesting and covers a wide range of topics. Definitely requires a lot of study! Best of luck for all the Psych students taking this subject :)

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2017

Personally, I enjoyed this subject, but as others have said it is very tough! Hang in there, and if you get lost, email your tutor ASAP

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2016
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