Where can I go right? Raising your grade on the next assignment : Current Students : The University of Western Australia

Current Students

Where can I go right? Raising your grade on the next assignment

Further Information

  • Research and referencing assistance
  • Workshops and online guides
  • StressLess mentally healthy campus

If you didn't do as well as you thought you might on your first assignment, here are some suggestions to help get you on track for the rest of the semester.

University Law assignments are challenging in many ways.  Although it may feel like it, a failed assignment is not the end of the world. See this as an opportunity to identify your strengths and weaknesses and improve. Listen to a message from a Law Unit Coordinator to see what you can do to improve.

If you are experiencing significant anxiety about your assignment, please consult UWA's Stress Less page for tips on how to deal with this.  Or find information about UWA's excellent counseling services.

Failed assignments

Failed assignments in Crime and Society can be redeemed, but only if submitted within 10 days of being made available for collection. Resubmitted essays may only receive a maximum of 50% of the maximum mark achievable for the assignment.

Strategies for success

  • If you are confused about the grade you received, carefully review the feedback from your tutor
  • If you are still unclear, identify key issues that are confusing and talk to your tutor about them
  • Ensure that you are attending your tutorials and lectures
  • Do your weekly readings and take notes
  • Attend workshops aimed to help you improve (Study Smarter offers extremely useful workshops and individual assistance)
  • Review the online examples of assignments that have been well done and reflect on what you like about them
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses and begin your next assignment early, addressing these issues