Thursday, 18 September 2008

I'm Getting There

I had a bit of a lie-in this morning after a bad night for sleeping. Not too long, but enough to feel the benefit of it. Then having got myself fed and watered, and ready to face the day, I set off for the local library so that I could work on the end of course assignment for my current OU course. I took the long route to the library so that I could get some exercise too, and will probably do the same thing on my way home.

The good news is that I have actually done a lot of work on my essay. I have written more than 600 words of the 1000 that are necessary, and I think that I have enough material still to use, and a reasonable conclusion to sum the whole thing up, so that it will be completed within about 50 words or so of the limit, and more importantly, completed today.

The result of this is that my mood is starting to lift a little as I can see the light at the end of the tunnel as far as this course is concerned. I think that it was just unfortunate that I chose to do a psychology course at this particular time, and that the most important essay for it (the main part of the ECA) happens to be about happiness, something that I often find eludes me.

Anyway, when this post is published, I shall sit and type the essay as it stands so that I can confirm the word count (I do count each paragraph as I draft it, but I'm number dyslexic so sometimes I can make quite large errors in my count) by using the tools on the word processing application. I shall then email the draft to myself and try to complete the draft of the essay before heading back home again.

Even with the noise outside the library, and the gentle tapping of keys on the computers, and the occasional squeal from a bored young child, the library does seem to be a more conducive environment for me to write my essays than home. I suppose that it is the fact that I can't get up and do something else that keeps me firmly in my seat and writing away.

So, if all things go according to plan, by the time I write my next post I will have completed this assignment and will be looking forward to a change of subject. The next course is the OU's new Arts Foundation Course, which covers literature, history (particularly the history of science and the history of medicine which are subjects that I have already covered at a higher level), art, and religion (I've done the history of religion too). On successful completion of that course I will be eligible for a BA, but the Creative Writing course that I will start this time next year will see me graduating with a BA (Hons) in Humanities focusing on the History of Science, Medicine and Technology. Then it will be Madsadgirl BSc (Hons) BA (Hons). It sounds rather good, doesn't it?

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