Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Here we go again!

Well I don't know - I'd just got into my new course, when I ended up ill in bed for eight days!
It drives me nuts when my health lets me down, but it's certainly teaching me patience :o((

I'm very slightly behind in my course work, but I'm gradually catching up again. I'm quite enjoying the stuff we're working on - the texts we're using for the coursework are all from the mid-Victorian era, Charles Dickens being one of them - and I've found it fascinating (and sometimes infuriating) to read the attitudes of the day towards the working classes, and especially women and their so-called role in life (grrrrr).
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a bra-burner by any means (not with my bust anyway! lol), but the way women were treated was appalling - no rights to anything, and belonging to either their fathers or husbands - it seems unbelievable that they could put up with it for so long - no wonder they rebelled!
The whole point of the studying, is so that I get to practise writing academic essays properly, and it's been a bit of an eye-opener for me at that!
I did all this stuff when I was at school, but that was 20-odd years ago, and I'd forgotten so much of it it's frightening.
I'm glad I enrolled for this course now - I've a feeling I'm really going to need it. :o))

Ah well! I guess I'd better get back to the drawing board, and get on with my studying - talk to you again soon!

Monday, November 13, 2006

On, on with A172!

Well, my new 10-pointer course has started - and a great time was had by all! lol
No, seriously, the course looks prety good, with me having to do a series of activities, which are all designed to bolster my knowledge of essay writing - and I'm enjoying them so far.
The course is divided into 5 blocks of two weeks, with two separate weeks reserved for the 2 TMA's I need to do to pass the course, so it's all relatively straightforward! :~))
My daughter started at the same time as myself, although she's in a different tutorial group - but we've decided to be study-buddies, which is fine as we don't live in the same house - and there will definately be no cheating with me being a Witness! lol
Talking of which, I spent a great weekend, 4th & 5th Nov., at Fishguard, for one of our two-day assemblies - it was the best one yet for me, being the first anniversary of my very first assembly, but rather nerve-wracking as I was on the platform giving my experience of becoming a Jehovah's Witness. Everyone was very kind, as they always are, and there was another Baptism, so we have a new sister in our congregation - she was welcomed as much as I had been in March - it was lovely to see
Well, I guess I'd better get back to the drawing board, and get on with my OU work - it's amazing the things we all find to do as study-avoidance, isn't it? lol