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This week, my brain learned gymnastics. December 1, 2009

Posted by phoenixaeon in Children's Literature, EA300, OU, TMA02.
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Yep. It had to really. It needed to jump through hoops to get that last essay done. Holy heck! I’ve never had to write something as (almost) impossible as that! Even the 10,000 words dissertation on tau proteins in Alzheimer’s Disease and Muscular Dystrophy seemed a walk in the park compared to it. Not that I can remember much about the Biomed dissertation now… except the mind-numbing hours in the lab repeating test after test after test – the thing that put me off science. But I think I’d happily go back to repeat testing if given the choice between that or talking about how changing ideologies shaped nineteenth and twentieth century children’s literature in 2,000 words. Oh, my head hurts just thinking about it.

 

That being said, I have completed the essay (albeit by pinching some of the 10% leeway we are allowed, the wordcount coming in at 2,138 words) and pressed the submit button. I couldn’t stand to look at it any more, and as there is a lot to do in the house to free up the areas the plumber needs to get to tomorrow, I was really pushed for time. But it’s done, gone, and I’m over it now. I’ve just got my fingers crossed that I get a pass for it, as it really is a pile of pants! I think I shall read something I want to read as a reward, then get back to work studying for TMA03 next week. I might even try and get that done before Christmas, so then I’ll have time to read some of the books needed for TMA04. Yikes! So much to do. And I still have to buy in the last of my Christmas pressies. Ho hum!

 

But for today… I have tidying and packing stuff away to do.

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1. picasso36 - December 1, 2009

How does the course run Ally? A215 and A363 annoy me slightly in the sense that the two most important pieces come very quickly at the end of the course.I know we are supposed to be prepping our ECA from the start but thta’s not always feasible.Especially if you have no story ideas.Any suggestions for a 4000 word short story are welcome! Is this course the same?Or does it have a more even spread?Must admit I am nervous but in a way glad to be going back to a more academic subject next year.
Keep plodding,this degree malarkey is a marathon not a sprint.
Good luck with the packing and organising,it will be worth it in the end.
Give yourself a couple of days chill out before plunging into the next tma,will do you good.:-)

phoenixaeon - December 2, 2009

We have to submit a 2,000 words essay more or less every month. This is the rundown: TMA01 29th Oct, TMA02 03rd Dec, TMA03 14th Jan, TMA04 18th Feb, TMA05 18th Mar, TMA06 29th Apr, ECA 27th May. And no suggestions for a 4,000 words story, as I have a 4,000 word four book analysis to think about!


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