Assuming the 82.5 is a UBC GPA, I'm surprised you were rejected last year with a 165, but I guess you were right at the threshold with a 91.46 index. At 166 you're at 91.66, I think you'd be in later in the cycle if not through waitlist. Make a really strong personal statement, as I've heard that's considered now.
I'm trying to figure out how I can do well in Legal Foundations. I have an issue with taking notes in that class because she posts the slides and the majority of the lectures she gives are hands on searching WestLaw, CanLii, or Quicklaw. To this point, I feel like I've retained nothing. I haven't had a chance to actually use any of the databases for any assignments yet, I only have the notes from the slides she posts. I'm learning the McGill Guide slowly as its an element of some of the written assignments I've completed thusfar in other classes. But it feels like whatever knowledge I've retained directly from Legal Foundations thus far has been form the primers she posted at the beginning of the semester and her slides. I feel like if I were given an assignment right now I'd fail.
Is there anything I can do to cement what I've learned so far? How can I prepare for the Fall term assignment worth 50 percent of my mark? Is it the same sort of assignment each year?