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    Reviewer: Victor Wong, Course: B sci in IT, Dip of IT Prof Practice, Major: Internetworking

    Subject Name: Programming Fundamentals
    Subject Number: 48023
    Faculty: Engineering and IT
    Semester: Spring, 2013
    Ease: 6/10-9/10, either programming is your thing (that means u'll find it really easy) or its not (hard), for me it was hard because I was new to java programming. I kinda regret not taking SDD at high school to develop the learning experience.
    Lecturer: Suresh Paryani (8/10), he was quite funny, making lectures entertaining at times, while explaining java concepts clearly and concisely.
    Tutor: Alan Yeung (8/10), decent tutor, willing to help out anyone with the java labs
    Subject Coordinator: Ryan Heise (i think)
    Interest: 6/10
    Overall: 7/10

    Subject Name: Networking Essentials
    Subject Number: 31270
    Faculty: Engineering and IT
    Semester: Spring, 2013
    Ease: 7/10, Not too hard but was by no means easy, you must do the course material reading from the Cisco NetAcad Portal to gain an understanding of the networking concepts (e.g. networking layers, OSI model, subnetting etc.) otherwise u are stuffed. In this subject you are swamped by small quizzes including a subnetting quiz. Make sure u can subnet because there are about four assessment items which involve some subnetting.
    Lecturer: Networking class was one 3hr lab each week (refer to tutor)
    Tutor: Brian Lim (9/10), again he was hilarious at times, sometimes likes to crack jokes, also knows he stuff very well. Unfortunately he may not be teaching anymore at UTS as he’s managing his own Business or needing to go overseas to conferences.
    Subject Coordinator: Max Hendriks (7/10) – never really dealt with this man a lot, but gives good advice/pointers on this subject (though your UTS e-mail)
    Interest: 8.5/10
    Overall: 8/10

    Subject Name: Business Requirements Modelling
    Subject Number: 31269
    Faculty: Engineering and IT
    Semester: Spring, 2013
    Ease: 9/10, not difficult at all, basically learning diagrams and modelling techniques for businesses, also some methodologies e.g. Agile.
    Lecturer: I had various lecturers, at least 3 different ones the whole semester; I don’t remember their names sorry.
    Tutor: 6/10, Qinxue Meng
    Subject Coordinator: 8/10
    Interest: 7/10
    Overall: 7.5/10

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    1. Corporate Law
    Subject Number: 70417
    Faculty: Faculty of Law
    Semester: Autumn 2013
    Ease: 6.5/10 - This subject may be hard for people who do not like business. However, doing a joint business degree I really liked the subject and I guess I understood the concepts and terminology more than others not also doing business. Assessment included a theory problem question (10), mid sem (40) and Final (50). I found all assessments to be reasonable, they mark in a positive way.
    Lecturer: 8/10 - Michael Rawling and Jason Harris- both were pretty good. Tutor- cannot remember did not attend much lectures
    Interest: 9/10
    Overall: 9/10

    2. Equity and Trusts
    Subject Number: 70517
    Faculty: Faculty of Law
    Semester: Autumn 2013
    Ease: 6.5/10 - the concepts can be quite difficult, especially the middle topics on assignment of property. Assessment quizzes (20), essay (40) final exam (40). if you do all the tutorial questions, the final exam follows a similar style. The quizzes follow the lecture material- listen to lecture, know the important cases for this.
    Lecturer: 9/10 - John Felemegas was great, i liked the way he taught the course, only subject I have been to all lectures for. He was my tutor as well. Great.
    Interest: 8/10
    Overall: 8/10

    3. Constitutional Law
    Subject Number: 70616
    Faculty: Faculty of Law
    Semester: Autumn 2013
    Ease: 6/10 - I found the course quite difficult, but surprisingly did quite well in it- the assessments helped with this. Participation (in class) is easy marks (10), online participation (20) is also easy marks, essay (30) was good as well. If you do well in these you should be in a good position going into the final (40).
    Lecturer: 7/10 - Geoff Holland- did not go to lectures. Had Weng as tutor- boring course, did not pay much attention, but seemed okay.
    Interest: 6/10 -
    Overall: 6/10

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    Re: The Official UTS Subject Reviews Thread (Table of Contents on First Post)

    1. Commercial Law
    Subject Number: 70327
    Faculty: Faculty of Law
    Semester: Spring 2013
    Ease: 7/10 - the course is very brief pretty much 3 main topics- PPSA, ACL, Negotiable Instruments, and smaller ones Bailment, SOGA etc. Assessment involved statutory interpretation (40) and final exam (60). Statutory interpretation is okay, no use of case law just legislation so argue your point using this alone, relevant sections are highlighted in the question. Final exam is also okay, divided into 3 questions, q1 pre-released essay question always the same every year, get these off someone and copy the question that comes in the exam, q2 you then have choices, I avoided the PPSA question, did ACL question and q3 s18 misleading and decpetive question. basically if you prepare the essays, and an outline answer for the s18 and ACL questions you should be fine. I studied 1 day before the exam and managed to do well.
    Lecturer: /10 - attended few lectures, Francis Johns is not the best though, Nicholas Merzi covered PPSA and was great. Tutor David Leary was okay.
    Interest: 7/10 - interested in law/business, so liked the course.
    Overall: 7.5/10


    2. Administrative Law
    Subject Number: 70617
    Faculty: Faculty of Law
    Semester: Spring 2013
    Ease: 6/10 - Probably the worst subject i have encountered in my law degree- on the surface seems basic 2 topics: merits review and judicial review. Concepts are okay to understand, nothing majorly difficult. They have F**ked this course up pretty bad. Assessment was class presentations (15), judicial review assignment (25) final exam (60). presentations was okay, so was the assignment. The final exam is the worst exam i have encountered- 6 questions in 3 hours- at the end of 2 hours most people had got through two questions out of the 6 (each question worth 10)- each question had multiple questions as part of the question. My advice for final is answer each question in a satisfactory manner to attain the most amount of marks, because if you try to answer the whole question you will run out of time.
    Lecturer: 7/10 - Olivia Barr and Rodney Fisher were good. Cannot remember the rest. Tutor was Olivia Barr she was great. Leanne Houston...
    Interest: 4/10
    Overall: 5/10


    3. Evidence & Criminal Procedure
    Subject Number: 70717
    Faculty: Faculty of Law
    Semester: Spring 2013
    Ease: 6.5/10 - Quite difficult concepts involved especially hearsay and its exceptions, but very interesting and relevant course- especially for criminal law. I enjoyed the course. Assessment was an essay (50) they mark quite hard, and exam (50) which was very good if you have prepared. If you haven't prepared sufficiently you may struggle to find all relevant things in the exam- my advice is to pre-prepare answers to common questions. See the past papers for the course on library catalogue- if you do these and make answers for them you will do well in the exam. I will also add that the main topics to master for the final are hearsay (appears multiple times) and credibility- they often appear in the same types of questions/will allow you to familiarise with the way questions are asked (usually the question worth teh most marks).
    Lecturer: 8/10 - Lecturer Katherine Biber- good and thorough. Did not attend tutorials.
    Interest: 9/10 - very interesting, relevant and enjoyable course- especially if you like criminal law. a number of unique cases which you will remember.
    Overall: 9/10

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    Re: The Official UTS Subject Reviews Thread (Table of Contents on First Post)

    Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws

    UTS Autumn 2014

    Subject Name: Integrating Business Perspectives
    Subject Number: 26100
    Faculty: Faculty of Business
    Semester: Autumn 2014
    Ease: 8/10
    In essence, IBP was a very ‘fluffy’ subject. However, despite its assumed ease, it was actually my lowest business mark (still got 87 for it) in my first semester!
    In terms of required texts, the IBP textbook is essentially a ‘’waste of money’’ but the Fundamental of Business Law book might be worth getting.
    Assignments make up 70% of IBP so it’s crucial you do well in them. I didn’t do too well in the wicked problem essay (former tutor, David, was a tough marker). The reflection tasks were basically FREE marks. It isn’t too difficult to achieve a HD mark for the group oral pitch and report (providing a solution to the given wicked problem) if you put in the effort, but really depends on your tutor’s marking standards.
    The final exam (30%) isn’t hard but it’s not easy either. Half of the exam was based on contract law and the other half was based on the rest of the IBP lectures (e.g. value chain, feasibility/viability of your business concept, stakeholders, etc.)
    Lecturer: 8/10.
    You'll have multiple lecturers across the whole semester. Lectures are generally ‘’useless’’ for IBP, except for the 2 weeks that cover contract law. Attend those. Otherwise, the slides themselves are sufficient for final exam revision.
    Tutor: 8.5/10 - Tayyab Amjed (Former - David Grinston)
    Tayyab sometimes went off a tangent but he made it relevant to the content 99% of the time. He gives you insights about the world of business. He definitely made learning IBP more bearable. He gave us great advice/tips before the final exam. A great tutor overall.
    Subject Coordinator: Stephen Schweinsberg
    He’s great (gave me a higher mark for my wicked problem essay after a remark).
    Interest: 6/10
    The most interesting aspects of the subject would be the two weeks of contract law, as well as the week that provides an overview of our legal system.
    Overall: 6.5/10

    Subject Name: Accounting for Business Decisions A
    Subject Number: 22107
    Faculty: Faculty of Business
    Semester: Autumn 2014
    Ease: 6.5/10
    Even though I got a 99 in it (this includes 8 bonus marks from the screencast assignment - you can get up to 10 bonus marks), I still found Accounting A the most challenging business subject in my first semester. I chose Option B for the assessment weighting – so 10% for tutorial homework, 30% for mid-semester and 60% for final exam. In fact, Jonathan Tyler made it that if you did better in the final exam than in the mid-semester exam – your final exam would weigh 90% (essentially your mid-semester exam result wouldn’t count) and your tutorial homework would weigh 10%. That’s what happened for me.
    I didn’t do that well in the mid-semester exam (it was on adjusting entries for the practical component and earnings management for the theory component) – got a credit for it. I got 10/10 for the tutorial homework component. Essentially, your tutor will randomly ask you to hand in homework on 3 weeks out of the 12 or so weeks and mark it. If you get 3 A+ then you’ll get 10/10 and it’s not too difficult to get A+ (you don’t even need to get EVERY single question correct) if you put in a good amount of effort in finishing those tutorial questions. The final exam is really long but nothing too hard because they basically give you heaps of hints on what will appear on the exam. I did much better in the final exam.
    Lecturer: 7/10 – Jonathan Tyler
    A funny and engaging lecturer, but he goes off track quite often. Honestly, I went to the lectures for their entertainment value. I think reading the slides in conjunction with the textbook and doing the tutorial/self-practice questions is already an effective approach.
    Tutor: 5/10 - Roger San
    He’s not too great. Tutorial friends complained about him.
    Subject Coordinator: Jonathan Tyler
    Interest: 8/10
    Overall: 7.5/10

    Subject Name: Economics for Business
    Subject Number: 23115
    Faculty: Faculty of Business
    Semester: Autumn 2014
    Ease: 9/10
    If you’ve done HSC Economics, you’ve got like 70% of the course down and should be getting a HD. Generally, most people find Microeconomics easier than Macroeconomics. I definitely did better in the Microeconomics mid-semester exam than the Macroeconomics final exam.
    The online tests/quizzes/news analyses (worth 20% in total) are easy – you should get 19/20 or 20/20 for this component.
    Lecturer: Mario Fiorini (Microeconomics) – 9/10 and Roderick O’Donnell (Macroeconomics) – 8/10.
    Both of them are great lecturers. Mario has an accent but he is great at explaining stuff. Like I already did HSC Economics and all, but I still went to like 95% of the lectures.
    Tutor: Keith – 8/10
    I think that’s his name. He gives lollies out.
    Subject Coordinator: Mario Fiorini.
    Interest: 10/10
    Overall: 9/10

    Subject Name: Foundations of Law
    Subject Number: 70102
    Faculty: Faculty of Law
    Semester: Autumn 2014
    Ease: 5/10
    They changed the assessment structure for Foundations of Law in the Spring 2014 semester (e.g. implementation of class participation mark) so I won’t make too many comments. Just watch out for this subject and its assignments – it has terribly harsh marking (at least when I did it). I got a credit (67) in the end for it – as compared to 3 HDs in my Autumn business subjects (87 in IBP, 93 for Economics and 99 for Accounting). This just shows how law is more difficult than business, even in first year.
    The final exam, which is open-book, involves problem solving (IRAC), statutory interpretation and an essay. My advice is to make notes on the seminar readings throughout the semester (writing notes the week before the exam is horribly painful).
    Seminar leader: Kim Gould – 6/10.
    No one really liked her is all I can say. I’ve heard complaints from Spring 2014 students about her as well. I’m glad I did the subject when there was no class participation marks.
    Subject Coordinator: Francis Johns – 3/10.
    This guy is a terribly harsh marker. Our class always joked/complained about him.
    Interest: 6.5/10
    Looking at Louth v Diprose was the highlight of the subject.
    Overall: 6/10

    UTS Spring 2014

    Subject Name: Marketing Foundations
    Subject Number: 24108
    Faculty: Faculty of Business
    Semester: Spring 2014
    Ease: 7.5/10
    The group assignment (plan and presentation) aren’t too bad. However, if you have a lazy group, be prepared to ‘’carry’’ the team to a HD (if you want a HD, that is).
    The mid-semester and final exams are alright. Everyone thinks that marketing is easy and all but I personally wouldn’t underestimate it. The exams involved MC, definitions (some of the words – you really need to produce the exact textbook definition to secure the mark) and short answers/‘’essay’’ writing. Marketing Foundations is just a lot of memorising and rote-learning. Seriously, my brain was fried when I was like trying to memorise definitions from each lecture/topic (each topic probably had at least 10 or so definitions).
    A good set of notes will definitely help.
    Lecturer: Eugene Chan – 8/10
    He tried to make the lectures engaging but sadly, marketing is a dry subject (lecture attendance was low) so it wasn’t really his fault. Out of the first year BUSINESS subjects, marketing and IBP have the lowest attendance rates.
    Tutor: Han Ayshan – 8.5/10
    A very chilled tutor. He gave us a HD for our group marketing plan (despite my group not being too great when it came to input) and basically, everyone in our group got either 9/10 or 10/10 for the oral presentation – so a nice marker too.
    Subject Coordinator: Ingo Bentrott
    Interest: 7.5/10
    Overall: 8/10

    Subject Name: Managing People and Organisations
    Subject Number: 21129
    Faculty: Faculty of Business
    Semester: Spring 2014
    Ease: 6.5/10
    The marking for the MPO assignments (essays) can be a killer. They say that the marking standard becomes tougher for the second essay but it’s quite the opposite – there were more HDs for the second essay compared to the first essay. I got a D (19/25) for the first essay (thought I’d do better for it) and thought I’d do worse in the second essay (then funnily enough, got a HD for it – 30/35).
    The final exam is all multiple choice – tests both the lecture content and tutorial content. Just rote-learn/memorise the content and you should be fine.
    Lecturer: Ace Simpson – 10/10 and Emmanuel Josserand – 8.5/10.
    Both tutors are highly competent in explaining the content, especially Ace.
    Tutor: Farhad Shafaghi – 8.5/10.
    He’s a nice tutor – makes the lessons quite interactive.
    Subject Coordinator: Ace Simpson/Emmanuel Josserand
    Interest: 7.5/10
    Overall: 7.5/10

    Subject Name: Business Statistics
    Subject Number: 26134
    Faculty: Faculty of Business
    Semester: Spring 2014
    Ease: 8.5/10
    They changed the format and assessment of stats in the Spring 2014 semester. It’s no longer an open book test. There’s no mid-semester exam. The group assignment is now an individual assignment. Now, there are also these threshold quizzes (I’d explain them but you’ll find out how they work when you do the subject). You can actually re-attempt them at later set dates if you don’t score full marks for a threshold.
    The 2 quizzes together make up 40%.
    The individual assignment makes up 20%.
    I went into the final exam with 59.5/60 (got 19.5/20 in the assignment).
    The new format/assessment structure makes Business Stats much easier - you're basically guaranteed a credit going into the final exam if you do the quizzes/assignments properly.
    Final exam is 40% - it’s not too hard. If you’ve done your tutorial work and have gone to the lectures – you’ll be fine.
    I think the lecture slides are sufficient for business stats. You don’t really need the textbook (unless you need more practice questions).
    Lecturer: Ingo Bentrott – 9/10.
    He is very good at simplifying his explanations. Definitely found his lectures helpful.
    Tutor: Andy or Andrew West – 10/10.
    Arguably, the best tutor that I had in 2014.
    Subject Coordinator: Sonika Singh
    Interest: 7/10
    Overall: 8/10

    Subject Name: Ethics Law and Justice
    Subject Number: 70103
    Faculty: Faculty of Law
    Semester: Spring 2014
    Ease: 7.5/10
    This subject is MUCH easier than Foundations of Law (well, the marking is easier to say at least) in terms of assignments. One big tip, if you don’t want to stress later on – DO YOUR BLOGS, for your reflective journal assignment, CONSISTENTLY!
    The final exam (worth 50%) is not too difficult, but not easy either. If you make solid notes on the readings (the textbook and seminar readings) then you should be fine. PLEASE make notes throughout the semester – you won’t have time to flick through your books in the final exam.
    Seminar leader: Sharon Wesley – 9/10
    She’s a very nice/lenient marker. She’s a nice seminar leader/tutor in general. I got 8.5/10 and 17.5/20 for my reflective writing assignments and 17/20 for class participation/the justice project (it’s a global mark between both). I had friends in other classes who got like 9/20 or 14/20 for their participation/justice project mark.
    Subject Coordinator: Sharon Wesley
    Interest: 8.5/10
    Found this subject more interesting than Foundations of Law. Both the Ethics and Justice components of this subject are great.
    Overall: 8/10
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    Re: The Official UTS Subject Reviews Thread (Table of Contents on First Post)

    Quote Originally Posted by RivalryofTroll View Post
    Lecturer: Eugene Chan – 8/10
    He tried to make the lectures engaging but sadly, marketing is a dry subject (lecture attendance was low) so it wasn’t really his fault. Out of the first year BUSINESS subjects, marketing and IBP have the lowest attendance rates.
    Oh, night classes has Ingo for the lectures and pretty good attendance. He's a good lecturer, funny but doesnt go off topic.
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    Oh, night classes has Ingo for the lectures and pretty good attendance. He's a good lecturer, funny but doesnt go off topic.
    Yeah, I went to the 12 pm lecture for Marketing (they were pretty useless cause I just relied on the lecture slides/textbook ). Just went for fun anyways.

    I had Ingo for stats.

    He's definitely a great lecturer.
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    Yeah, I went to the 12 pm lecture for Marketing (they were pretty useless cause I just relied on the lecture slides/textbook ). Just went for fun anyways.

    I had Ingo for stats.

    He's definitely a great lecturer.
    He is a great lecturer !

    He made stats fun too
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    UTS Autumn 2014

    Subject Name:Foundations in International Studies
    Subject Number: 976001
    Faculty: International Studies
    Semester: Autumn 2014
    Ease: 7/10
    Overall the content is not challenging. For most people, it's pretty boring and tedious to do, especially the readings. Assessment is pretty fair, with essay plan, actual essay, weekly quizzes and group presentation (NO MID SEMS NOR FINALS ).
    Lecturer: 5/10
    There are a few guest lecturers in this subject but most of the time, the lecture provides a general background, including food, technology, etc. Didn't really go to it often since it goes over the readings.
    Tutor: 8/10
    Spanish tutor. She's pretty good. Very informative in relating concepts of globalisation to her research (at the time she was doing Masters in International Studies).
    Subject Coordinator: 5/10
    Never had problems so I didn't have to send emails to the coordinator.
    Interest: 5/10
    This is pretty mixed. If you're interested in having a better understanding of globalisation, from economics, political and cultural, then this may interest you. Otherwise, not interesting.
    Overall: 7/10
    This subject is compulsory for the International Studies degree but it provides a solid background of globalisation and how we see the world.


    Subject Name: Japanese Language and Culture 5
    Subject Number: 97205
    Faculty: International Studies
    Semester: Autumn 2014
    Ease: 6/10
    Considering that I haven't studied Japanese since finishing Japanese Continuers in high school, it took me a while to get adjusted to learning the language. **Keep in mind that I got put into this level after an assessment at the end of first year.** Assessment are not too challenging, since it's all about being consistent. This includes comprehension homework to kanji quizzes. Each chapter covered in class revolves around a cultural aspect, from geography, food, technology, and sports. Teacher does provide the structure of the classes at the beginning of semester which helps out a lot in this subject. However, in class, the teacher speaks 80% of the time in Japanese, so better pay attention and it's a good listening practice
    Lecturer: N/A
    Tutor: 9/10
    The most friendly Japanese teacher I had since high school. Very helpful when I ask questions and having to speak to her in Japanese really challenges my ability to speak. She provides good constructive comments in each assessment task.
    Subject Coordinator: ?/10
    Never met this coordinator in person. So I'm not sure :/
    Interest: 8/10
    Each chapter provides good cultural knowledge which can help out when going to Japan.
    Overall: 8/10
    You may remember some grammars in this subject from high school if you did Extension and/or Continuers. A pretty good subject

    Subject Name: Economics for Business 2
    Subject Number: 23566
    Faculty: Business
    Semester: Autumn 2014
    Ease: 8/10
    Very similar to Economics for Business 1, just more in depth. At the time, it was the exact same assessment. Group task, quizzes and exams.
    Lecturer: 6/10
    Decent in presenting the concepts, but couldn't understand what he's saying cause of strong russian accent... soz . He goes off track at times, meaning that he finishes very late, or moves the content to the next week. Pretty inconsistent lectures.
    Tutor: 7/10
    Pretty good tutor. Explain concepts very well.
    Subject Coordinator: ?/10
    Never met in person.
    Interest: 7/10
    Pretty much revising the concepts from Eco 1, but more in-depth
    Overall : 7/10
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    Subject: Accounting for Business Decision A
    Subject Number: 22107
    Faculty: Business
    Semester: Autumn 2015
    Ease:5/10
    A lot of content to understand and concepts. Its one of those subjects that you cannot cram at the last minute but also you must study each week at the appropriate time or you would fall back which is not a good thing. But if you manage to grasp the proper understand of the lecture slides, literature in the textbook and tutorial question you can easily get a distinction.
    Lecturer:9/10
    Jonathan Tyler.- James Wakefield
    Tyler: This guy is one of the greatest lecturer I ever had he engages the audience within the lecture but also tells funny jokes which kept me motivated to go his lectures. The only flaw is that he went too fast when explaining.
    Wakefield: He is alright but kinda boring compared to Tyler.
    Tutor: 2/10
    Ryan Hueng
    Really didn't like this guy. He would come late to the tuts and rush through the work. When explaining the tutorial questions he would just quickly write the answer on the board with terrible handwriting. At the time when he had to talk about the exam he said "For the essay just write 30min of bullshit".
    Interest: 7/10
    Overall: 7.5/10
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    Subject: Communication for IT Professional,
    Subject Number: 31265
    Faculty: FEIT
    Semester: Autumn 2015
    Ease:8/10
    This subject is an interesting subject. It composes of 1 lecture and 11 Workshops. It revolves are the methods to write academically in the industry. Sometimes the workshops gets boring because you already know what they taught you but you actually learn some concepts such as deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning. The only thing difficult with this subject is that if you dont pass the last assignment you would fail the subject. But there is the brightside there is no final exam but also the first assignment is participation in the workshops.
    Lecturer Sam Ferguson.
    Like I said there is only one lecture within the entire semester which is basically the explanation of the subject, assignment break down and ways to research for journal article which correlates to Assignment 2 and 4.
    Tutor Tom Frengos
    Pretty chill guy, but very strict in some principals (eg method of referencing). But he thoroughly explained eveything but also he engaged alot with the class which I liked alot.
    Interest:4/10
    Overall:6/10/

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    Statistical Design and Analysis
    Subject Number: 33116
    Faculty: Faculty of Science
    Semester: Autumn 2015
    Ease: 8/10 - Pretty straight forward subject, keep up with the lectures and tutorials and you will be fine. The biggest tip I was given by the lecturer was to think of it as analysis more so than the mathematical side of things. This advice was very helpful going into the final exam - Do all past exam papers and know each question inside and out and you will do very well in this subject.
    Lecturer: 8/10 - Good lecturer, old school methods but very approachable and helpful if you need to reach out.
    Interest: 6/10
    Overall: 6/10

    Principle of Scientific Practice
    Subject Number: 60001
    Faculty: Faculty of Science
    Semester: Autumn 2015
    Ease: 10/10 - Extremely easy and quite boring majority of this will be common sense to your average Joe Blow. You don't need to attend lecturers just do all the assessments and you'll easily get a Distinction or more. There are a lot of little assessments throughout the semester, one major being a group report based on an experiment be sure to get in with a good group. The best part of this subject was the fact that there was no final exam (yay)
    Lecturer: N/A - Didn't attend enough to have a valid opinion
    Interest: 2/10
    Overall: 3/10

    Chemistry 1
    Subject Number: 65111
    Faculty: Faculty of Science
    Semester: Autumn 2015
    Ease: 7/10 - Pretty easy, a lot easier for those who have just come from HSC Chemistry - Do the past exam papers and you will do fine in the final exam.
    Lecturer: 10/10 - Great at explaining the content, quite humourous.
    Interest: 7/10
    Overall: 8/10

    Cell Biology and Genetics
    Subject Number: 91161
    Faculty: Faculty of Science
    Semester: Autumn 2015
    Ease: 9/10 - A lot of content, quite a few different lecturers with one who was very inexperienced at giving lectures with many awkward moments. The subject is very poorly organised. Labs were very jam packed. Final exam is all multiple choice so quite easy the online quizzes majority of the answers can be found with a simple google search.
    Interest: 8/10
    Overall: 7/10

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    Subject Name: Integrating Business Perspectives
    Subject Number: 26100
    Faculty: Faculty of Business
    Semester: Autumn
    Ease: 8/10
    Its not difficult to grasp the concepts as it is essentially things you encounter everyday (social, political issues ect.). Didnt study much and I was fine. The most challenging part may be the group assignment, luckily I had a good group. My advice is plan and organise early on. Essays are straightforward.
    Lecturer: Stephen Schweinsberg - I want to go bed
    Tutor: Tayyab Amjed - Enthusiastic and helpful.
    Subject Coordinator: ?
    Interest: 6.5/10
    Interesting concepts introducing you to problems within society but still boring.
    Overall: 7/10
    Simple enough. Be aware you have to present in front of your tut class.

    Subject Name: Accounting for Business Decisions A
    Subject Number: 22107
    Faculty: Faculty of Business
    Semester: Autumn
    Ease:6.5/10
    You will be doing a lot of journal entries and budgets. Studying hard would be a good idea. Make sure you do the screencast for easy bonus marks, trust me. Also the 10% homework option (where your homework is collected and marked 3 times at random) is more bonus marks.
    Lecturer: John Tyler and James Wakefield.- Be prepared for Tyler's stand up routines if you like that sort of thing. Though he is very knowledgeable. James is also very smart and clear but
    Tutor: Rachel Wright - Very good teacher.
    Subject Coordinator: James Wakefield
    Interest: 7/10
    The subject introduces you to the world of accounting so if you're interested in this field you will at least respect the subject.
    Overall: 7/10
    Probably your first big university subject. Over half the grade fails the mid-sem for some reason, though It really isn't difficult. They will end up saying if you pass the final you will pass the subject, so I guess just make sure you're ready for that. Hint: Make friends and find past papers for the final as this will help big time. Thank me later.

    Subject Name: Fundamentals of Business Finance
    Subject Number: 25300
    Faculty: Faculty of Business
    Semester: Autumn
    Ease: 6.5/10
    Formulas, and formulas. Learn to understand them and you'll be alright. Also make sure you understand definitions like 'bond' and 'valuation'. In regards to the subject's math, HSC general mathematics is harder so don't worry.
    Lecturer: Forgot, a Dutch gentleman I think. - very good.
    Tutor: Muhammad (forgot surname) - Couldn't understand old mate so Tuts weren't the most helpful thing.
    Subject Coordinator: ?
    Interest: 6/10
    Least favourite subject
    Overall: Study + Understand formula = success.

    Subject Name: Economics for Business
    Subject Number: 23115
    Faculty: Faculty of Business
    Semester: Autumn
    Ease: 8.5/10
    Easy as pie if you did HSC economics. If you didn't you may have to do a little bit more study but I don't think it is too difficult. We had quizzes with one week to complete each. Everyone got the same quiz so you could easily help each other and get 85+.
    Lecturer: Jingjing Zhang and another gentleman - Stopped going to JJ's lectures. Technical difficulties + not understanding a word = wtf am I doing here? The Chinese gentleman however was very good but didn't go to his lecs either.
    Tutor: Mario and Jivnaz - Mario was very knowledgeable but be prepared to answer questions I prefered Jivnaz. He was overall more comfortable and easier to work with.
    Subject Coordinator: ?
    Interest: 8/10
    I like economics so it was cool.
    Overall: Easy enough to grasp micro and macro economics topics.
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    Is the first post gonna be edited with all the new reviews?

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    Is the first post gonna be edited with all the new reviews?
    I can do this when i have time
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    Semester is about to wrap up so I'll post some:

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    Subject Name: Programming Fundamentals
    Subject Number: 48023
    Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and IT (FEIT)
    Semester: Spring
    Ease: 7/10
    Lecturer: Raymond Lister, this guy is knowledgable but he is very lazy and didn't show up the whole semester because he took personal leave. Instead, all lectures were online which were recordings of last semesters course. Tutors will give handouts in lectures so its still worthwhile to go if you want free copies of the lab solutions and don't want to waste your time printing.
    Tutor: Al / Ryan, the tutors play little input in this course, their purpose is just to watch students doing lab tests and check for cheating. They will usually teach some stuff for the first few weeks but they stop after a few weeks since most students leave after doing lab tests. You are free to change you lab class so your tutor will be changing frequently. They are pretty useless though since I saw personally quite a few students cheating in the labs.
    Subject Coordinator: ?
    Interest: 1/10 I learnt very little in this course but I expected it to be engaging, it is 99% rote learning and then vomiting out that rote in your lab tests, although the lab tests go from easy to difficult, they are all relatively easy to rote learn unless you have the mind of a goldfish. People with previous Java programming skill will find them a breeze but people without will have to commit to rote learning the solution. Also, there is no group work so if you like working yourself it's good.
    Overall: 2/10 Easy course to pass but very difficult to get high distinction, there is a single assignment which is very complicated and allegedly so is the final exam, get this over and done with quickly. You cannot get marks for assignments or the final exam unless you have passed the pass/fail mastery tests.

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    Subject Name: Web Systems
    Subject Number: 31268
    Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and IT (FEIT)
    Semester: Spring
    Ease: 8/10
    Lecturer: Chris Wong, Chris is very popular around UTS and teaches quite a few IT subjects, he is knowledgable but has a hard time getting stuff into people's heads. Lectures only ran a few times throughout this course since they aren't really required.
    Tutor: Andrew, if you get this guy, you will be thankful. He is very smart and has done the course just two years ago. Very helpful and stays back to help out.
    Subject Coordinator: ?
    Interest: 6/10 The course is mainly teaching Linux and HTML/CSS through LinuxGym and the assignment where you had to make a simple website using HTML/CSS. Most can be learned through YouTube videos and online tutorials so I found this subject quite a waste of money TBH. The assignment is quite fun but the skills tests and exams are quite challenging if you're not prepared.
    Overall: 7/10 quite a useful subject if you are going to be doing any kind of IT related subjects in the future. Essentially you are taught the fundamentals of web development and using Linux.

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    Subject Name: Introduction to Information Systems
    Subject Number: 31266
    Faculty: Faculty of Engineering IT (FEIT)
    Semester: Spring
    Ease: 10/10 you can sleep throughout the classes and still get a high distinction, there are three assignments, two of which are group and one which isn't. If you have done any kind of HSC humanities/business subjects such as Economic, Business Studies, Legal etc. you will find this subject very easy since it is just essay writing and one presentation.
    Lecturer: No lectures.
    Tutor: Rory / Shaun
    Subject Coordinator: Shaun
    Interest: 4/10 This subject is similar to HSC IPT, if you enjoyed HSC IPT you might enjoy this but it's mostly repeating stuff you already know. You will have to watch presentations for 10 weeks straight and the rest of the class/tutorial is just group discussion. If you hate group discussions you will loathe this subject, I'd advise you still go regardless, just sit on your laptop and do something else.
    Overall: 5/10 A very easy subject and compulsory to do so may as well get it out of the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astroman View Post
    Subject Name: Programming Fundamentals
    Tutor: Al / Ryan, the tutors play little input in this course
    Overall: 2/10 Easy course to pass but very difficult to get high distinction
    Really? When I did it Ryan set up all the tutorials and assessments - so that's quite a lot of input.

    Also, it was a fairly easy HD but the people struggling had a real risk of failing since the final was must pass. It's changed a lot apparently, but i'd heard it was made easier (which I'm not sure is possible).
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    Really? When I did it Ryan set up all the tutorials and assessments - so that's quite a lot of input.

    Also, it was a fairly easy HD but the people struggling had a real risk of failing since the final was must pass. It's changed a lot apparently, but i'd heard it was made easier (which I'm not sure is possible).
    Now, all lab tests you do on PLATE are the same for all semesters and have been set up by Raymond. Passing the pass/fail mastery tests on PLATE guarantees you a pass of 50%, you can then get additional marks by doing the optional lab tests/assignment/final exam. Mind you, the assignment info is just 30 pages alone and batshit confusing as heck, whoever wrote it out needs to be fired. Now the final isn't compulsory, but your correct in saying the subject is easier, you can memorise the lab tests beforehand and then just do them pretty quickly, you don't need to learn anything.
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    Hi All

    I'll be taking charge of updating this thread from now on. Feel free to post your subject reviews with the added incentive of them making the front page (And maybe some rep thrown your way)
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    Quote Originally Posted by astroman View Post
    Now, all lab tests you do on PLATE are the same for all semesters and have been set up by Raymond. Passing the pass/fail mastery tests on PLATE guarantees you a pass of 50%, you can then get additional marks by doing the optional lab tests/assignment/final exam. Mind you, the assignment info is just 30 pages alone and batshit confusing as heck, whoever wrote it out needs to be fired. Now the final isn't compulsory, but your correct in saying the subject is easier, you can memorise the lab tests beforehand and then just do them pretty quickly, you don't need to learn anything.
    He changes it constantly,

    When I was doing it, he made the final compulsory and you need a double pass to pass the subject, before in 2015S1 he only made the PLATE test mandatory to pass the subject and if you attempt the assignment that marks will be added to the final score.

    But then in 2016S1, you will only get PASS(50) if you attempt the lab test, in order for you to get the marks from the assignment you need to pass the final exam.

    He constantly changes it..smh..

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    Here's my $0.02.
    Degree: Bachelor of Science in Games Development.
    These are also all core subjects for BScIT students though:

    Subject Name: Communication for IT Professionals
    Subject Number: 31265
    Faculty: Engineering and IT (FEIT)
    Semester: Autumn, 2017
    Ease: 7/10 - Written components of course were easy, presentations killed me.
    Lecturer: Christy Jie Liang: No rating; We only had an introductory lecture in the first week, after that it was just 3 hour workshops each week.
    Tutor: Scott Simon 8/10; He was really enthusiastic and quite good at explaining things and gave good feedback. Shame it was for such a useless subject. I would have liked him for something that would actually help me with my degree.
    Subject Coordinator: Christy Jie Liang
    Interest: 3/10; The moment I saw this subject I thought it would be hell. It was heavily focused on presentations and I don't like presenting so :3 We also had to write reports and literature reviews which were what I looked forward to the most, hence the 3 and not a 1 or 0/10 lol.
    Overall: 3/10; 3 hour long workshops killed everyone. We basically learnt skills that you should've learnt at school mainly writing and presenting. They taught us how to write reports and literature reivews including how to analyse texts, synthesise information and write cohesive arguments. They also went through effective presentation techniques. We had a major group assignment where we had to find and interview an IT professional, put together a vodcast and present a slideshow about the IT professional. We also had two writing tasks - a lit review and report, participation marks, and no final exam. Interviewing a professional was quite interesting and opened us up to what our futures could be like, and I enjoyed the writing assignments but everything else (including 3 hours of learning stuff I already knew) was shit.



    Subject Name: Programming Fundamentals
    Subject Number: 48023
    Faculty: Engineering and IT (FEIT)
    Semester: Autumn, 2017
    Ease: 9/10
    Lecturer: Raymond Lister: 4/10; We only had 6 lectures in total (first 6 weeks). Didn't learn too much in these face to face lectures, a lot of it was him making mistakes in his typing -.- We had to watch a lot of Youtube videos that were recordings from a previous semester, but they weren't incredibly helpful either and were quite rambly and confusing.
    Tutor: not sure of the name: 2/10; She didn't teach us anything - I don't think any tutors for this subject do. She just kept talking throughout our mastery tests reminding students to put their phones away and have no paper on the desk "because it is cheating and we will have to report you" "hey students remember to log into progFunGym, not GNOME" "hey students if you finish in 15 minutes you get a chocolate" like it was actually really irritating.
    Subject Coordinator: Raymond Lister.
    Interest: 7/10 (initially), afterwards ~1-2/10; I didn't learn anything in this course. It was easy to memorise the programs and regurgitate them in the mastery tests (as they had to be fairly similar/the same as the sample solutions for PLATE to work). It was mainly filling in the blanks in pre-written programs and only in the optional assignment at the end did you have to write your entire program from scratch (but the few people I know who attempted the assignment struggled with the concepts and didn't actually understand how to write the programs from scratch).
    Overall: 2/10 Easy marks but kind of pointless. Didn't effectively teach the fundamentals of java programming imo. Easily got a HD but I still don't get the concepts properly, the HD is probaly only dueto the fact that I have programmed before but in a different language so I found it easier than people who had never programmed before. Honestly the face to face lectures were a waste of time. Didn't even get feedback for my assignment as I don't think Raymond bothered to human mark them (only a handful of the cohort bothered with it and he was still too lazy to check them)



    Subject Name: Web Systems
    Subject Number: 31268
    Faculty: Engineering and IT (FEIT)
    Semester: Autumn, 2017
    Ease: 6/10
    Lecturer: Chris Wong: 8/10; He was a really enthusiastic guy and you could tell that he really loves what he does. We only had about 5 or 6 seminars in total so that was a shame. The rest of the content was taught to us through Youtube videos (surprise, surprise -.-). He could explain concepts relatively well, although there were some areas that I feel like we didn't go into enough detail on, or he explained them in a bit of a confusing way.
    Tutor: Don't know the name: 2/10; Never really explained anything to us and when asking for help sometimes they wouldn't know what our problem was or how to solve it. The assistant tutor helper person knew more than the actual tutor. We had to go through this online training program called LinuxGym at our own pace.
    Subject Coordinator: Chris Wong 8/10;
    Interest: 7/10; I liked the idea of learning about how computers worked, learning linux and CSS/HTML.
    Overall: 7/10; This was the only course I did this semester that I was actually happy with, it was both useful and challenging. The content was interesting and relevant and learning Linux is quite a useful skill to have. The main assignment was for us to design a website using HTML and CSS. Other assessments include a short group presentation on a topic of our choice, LinuxGym chapters to be submitted each week, a practical skills test (this was actually quite hard and many people I knew failed), and a final exam which was entirely multiple chioce.



    Subject Name: Introduction to Information Systems
    Subject Number: 31266
    Faculty: Engineering and IT (FEIT)
    Semester: Autumn, 2017
    Ease: 10/10; EASY marks. 1 easy assignment where we just had to answer a bunch of short answer questions, a group presentation and report on a given topic, 6 low stakes quizzes (which they literally provide answers to on UTS online beforehand), 1 final exam where they gave us sample questions and answers on UTS online and as it turns out they were exactly the same as the actual exam questions. [NOT SURE IF IT IS ALWAYS LIKE THIS]
    Lecturer: Shadi Erfani + Others 2/10 (based on the 3 or 4 lectures I actually went to); They just read off the slides which were copied from the textbook so I stopped going but I heard from people who went to lectures later in the semester that the lectures were still boring and rather useless.
    Tutor: Hamed(?): 3/10; He didn't actually teach us anything. We had tutorial questions that he made us answer as groups and then each group read their answers out to the class. Then the tutor would just put up sample answers on the projector for everyone to take photos of. That is literally my 1.5 hour weekly tutorial in a nutshell.
    Subject Coordinator: Shadi Erfani
    Interest: 1/10; It's business oriented and I'm not interested in that sort of thing at all. I never took any businessy subjects at school and don't intend on doing any more in the future unless absolutely necessary. The content was sort of useful though, as you do gain an understanding of how businesses work and how to integrate IT, but honestly it was pretty boring.
    Overall: 4/10; Boring subject but easy marks. Useful if you don't have any background in business as the textbook explains different concepts on information systems and businesses but apart from that it's pretty bland. Unfortunately it's mandatory lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clara_Oswald View Post
    Here's my $0.02.
    Degree: Bachelor of Science in Games Development.
    These are also all core subjects for BScIT students though:

    Subject Name: Communication for IT Professionals
    Subject Number: 31265
    Faculty: Engineering and IT (FEIT)
    Semester: Autumn, 2017
    Ease: 7/10 - Written components of course were easy, presentations killed me.
    Lecturer: Christy Jie Liang: No rating; We only had an introductory lecture in the first week, after that it was just 3 hour workshops each week.
    Tutor: Scott Simon 8/10; He was really enthusiastic and quite good at explaining things and gave good feedback. Shame it was for such a useless subject. I would have liked him for something that would actually help me with my degree.
    Subject Coordinator: Christy Jie Liang
    Interest: 3/10; The moment I saw this subject I thought it would be hell. It was heavily focused on presentations and I don't like presenting so :3 We also had to write reports and literature reviews which were what I looked forward to the most, hence the 3 and not a 1 or 0/10 lol.
    Overall: 3/10; 3 hour long workshops killed everyone. We basically learnt skills that you should've learnt at school mainly writing and presenting. They taught us how to write reports and literature reivews including how to analyse texts, synthesise information and write cohesive arguments. They also went through effective presentation techniques. We had a major group assignment where we had to find and interview an IT professional, put together a vodcast and present a slideshow about the IT professional. We also had two writing tasks - a lit review and report, participation marks, and no final exam. Interviewing a professional was quite interesting and opened us up to what our futures could be like, and I enjoyed the writing assignments but everything else (including 3 hours of learning stuff I already knew) was shit.



    Subject Name: Programming Fundamentals
    Subject Number: 48023
    Faculty: Engineering and IT (FEIT)
    Semester: Autumn, 2017
    Ease: 9/10
    Lecturer: Raymond Lister: 4/10; We only had 6 lectures in total (first 6 weeks). Didn't learn too much in these face to face lectures, a lot of it was him making mistakes in his typing -.- We had to watch a lot of Youtube videos that were recordings from a previous semester, but they weren't incredibly helpful either and were quite rambly and confusing.
    Tutor: not sure of the name: 2/10; She didn't teach us anything - I don't think any tutors for this subject do. She just kept talking throughout our mastery tests reminding students to put their phones away and have no paper on the desk "because it is cheating and we will have to report you" "hey students remember to log into progFunGym, not GNOME" "hey students if you finish in 15 minutes you get a chocolate" like it was actually really irritating.
    Subject Coordinator: Raymond Lister.
    Interest: 7/10 (initially), afterwards ~1-2/10; I didn't learn anything in this course. It was easy to memorise the programs and regurgitate them in the mastery tests (as they had to be fairly similar/the same as the sample solutions for PLATE to work). It was mainly filling in the blanks in pre-written programs and only in the optional assignment at the end did you have to write your entire program from scratch (but the few people I know who attempted the assignment struggled with the concepts and didn't actually understand how to write the programs from scratch).
    Overall: 2/10 Easy marks but kind of pointless. Didn't effectively teach the fundamentals of java programming imo. Easily got a HD but I still don't get the concepts properly, the HD is probaly only dueto the fact that I have programmed before but in a different language so I found it easier than people who had never programmed before. Honestly the face to face lectures were a waste of time. Didn't even get feedback for my assignment as I don't think Raymond bothered to human mark them (only a handful of the cohort bothered with it and he was still too lazy to check them)



    Subject Name: Web Systems
    Subject Number: 31268
    Faculty: Engineering and IT (FEIT)
    Semester: Autumn, 2017
    Ease: 6/10
    Lecturer: Chris Wong: 8/10; He was a really enthusiastic guy and you could tell that he really loves what he does. We only had about 5 or 6 seminars in total so that was a shame. The rest of the content was taught to us through Youtube videos (surprise, surprise -.-). He could explain concepts relatively well, although there were some areas that I feel like we didn't go into enough detail on, or he explained them in a bit of a confusing way.
    Tutor: Don't know the name: 2/10; Never really explained anything to us and when asking for help sometimes they wouldn't know what our problem was or how to solve it. The assistant tutor helper person knew more than the actual tutor. We had to go through this online training program called LinuxGym at our own pace.
    Subject Coordinator: Chris Wong 8/10;
    Interest: 7/10; I liked the idea of learning about how computers worked, learning linux and CSS/HTML.
    Overall: 7/10; This was the only course I did this semester that I was actually happy with, it was both useful and challenging. The content was interesting and relevant and learning Linux is quite a useful skill to have. The main assignment was for us to design a website using HTML and CSS. Other assessments include a short group presentation on a topic of our choice, LinuxGym chapters to be submitted each week, a practical skills test (this was actually quite hard and many people I knew failed), and a final exam which was entirely multiple chioce.



    Subject Name: Introduction to Information Systems
    Subject Number: 31266
    Faculty: Engineering and IT (FEIT)
    Semester: Autumn, 2017
    Ease: 10/10; EASY marks. 1 easy assignment where we just had to answer a bunch of short answer questions, a group presentation and report on a given topic, 6 low stakes quizzes (which they literally provide answers to on UTS online beforehand), 1 final exam where they gave us sample questions and answers on UTS online and as it turns out they were exactly the same as the actual exam questions. [NOT SURE IF IT IS ALWAYS LIKE THIS]
    Lecturer: Shadi Erfani + Others 2/10 (based on the 3 or 4 lectures I actually went to); They just read off the slides which were copied from the textbook so I stopped going but I heard from people who went to lectures later in the semester that the lectures were still boring and rather useless.
    Tutor: Hamed(?): 3/10; He didn't actually teach us anything. We had tutorial questions that he made us answer as groups and then each group read their answers out to the class. Then the tutor would just put up sample answers on the projector for everyone to take photos of. That is literally my 1.5 hour weekly tutorial in a nutshell.
    Subject Coordinator: Shadi Erfani
    Interest: 1/10; It's business oriented and I'm not interested in that sort of thing at all. I never took any businessy subjects at school and don't intend on doing any more in the future unless absolutely necessary. The content was sort of useful though, as you do gain an understanding of how businesses work and how to integrate IT, but honestly it was pretty boring.
    Overall: 4/10; Boring subject but easy marks. Useful if you don't have any background in business as the textbook explains different concepts on information systems and businesses but apart from that it's pretty bland. Unfortunately it's mandatory lol.
    Thanks for the contribution - i have updated the thread and enjoy a bit of extra rep

    My question to everyone: would you like these reviews dated so that you can gauge their relevancy with a single glance at the thread? If the demand is there it's something that i am very willing to spend some time on.
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