Secret to aceing law
“I started studying at Advance Tertiary College (ATC) when I was taking my A-Levels course. Initially, I intended to go overseas but given my comfort level at ATC and the possibility of attaining a University of London degree while studying here, I decided to continue at ATC itself. Besides, the college has always been famous for producing good students,” said Hon Yee Neng.
Currently among the top three in Malaysia for the University of London Bachelor of Laws programme, Hon shares what she has learnt along the way.
“Personally, the most difficult part about studying law is getting your answers to stand out.
“Firstly, you need to be really passionate about law if you want to embark upon this journey. You will spend countless hours reading, memorising and understanding,” she said.
During the exam periods, Hon wakes up at 8am and studies till noon. After taking a nap till 3pm, she resumes studying until nighttime. This usually continues on a daily basis three months prior to May, when the exam takes place.
As a law student, it is not just during university that one has to persevere.
“As I am hoping to become a human rights lawyer, I am currently interning at a law firm called Jerald Gomez and Associates. I look at their work and realise that it takes a lot to be a lawyer in your own right. This is why I always stress the importance of perseverance.
“During my A-Levels course, I had a lecturer who gave me a lot of moral support. Even before my exams, if I took a photo of my essay, he would check it.
“He is just one of the many dedicated ATC lecturers. Due to the small size of the school, you tend to get close to your lecturers. They can give you the help you need in your studies.
“What you need is to have mental strength to stay grounded. On some days, you just don’t want to study.
“That’s the problem with external students – we only have one exam per year, so you have to make sure to stay really focused throughout.
“Since it’s fully exam-based, it can get lonely without coursework and because everyone is studying on their own.
“If I had the choice to do it all over again, I wouldn’t choose differently. ATC helped me to excel and it can help you, too,” said Hon.
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Hon’s discipline and perseverance has led her to be among the top three students in Malaysia for the University of London Bachelor of Laws programme.