Advanced Tax built upon an solid understanding of Introduction to Taxation, in that it applied those concepts studied in Introduction to Taxation. This made the course an excellent one in that built up our legal analytical skills, and legal writing. The research essay was also an excellent assessment, as it allowed us to choose our own topic to research. The flexibility with the word count enabled us to be more in-depth than a 2000 word essay would typically allow us to. This was also a very fair course in that the assessment criteria was concerned with an understanding of objective concepts, rather than the ability to make 'quality arguments' which is a very subjective measure, placing one at the mercy of an examiner to determine.