Hey guys! How’s everyone doing? 🙂 Can you believe that it’s already week 8?! I feel like it was yesterday that this term started, it’s so weird how time goes by so fast after Christmas holidays. It’s like when you first arrive at uni and you start the year and then before you know it, you’re back from your Christmas break and you’re already halfway through the end of the academic year. Well, this year I can’t say that it’s the same for me. I’ve got a looooong way ahead of me. Master’s last from September to September which means that I’ll be spending my summer here, writing my dissertation. Yay! Every time I think about it I cringe a little but the only thing that makes me feel better is the fact that I will definitely not be alone here. My classmates will be here struggling with me to finish our dissertations but also some of my friends that are on their final year will be staying here until late July because of their graduations. That’s fortunate for me, and I’ve also convinced my British friend to take us to the beach when the weather will be appropriate of course! I’m excited for a different summer this year but also, kind of excited to start working on my dissertation.
I thought I’ll dedicate this post to write a bit about what I’m doing at this very moment with my academic life. So, week 8 for my department means that it’s Research Week and Research Week means no classes for a week and no classes for a week means lots of sleep 😛 Well, actually it means that I should start reading lots of articles and books for my three assignments that I’ll have during the holidays and also, study for my Phonology test at the end of this month. Pretty cool, huh? I’m not gonna lie I’m already feeling stressed about all the stuff I have to do over the next months but I’m not the type of person that sits in the corner and whines about it. I’ll take the opportunity of having the whole week off and organize my schedule and actually do some work so that I won’t be that stressed about everything! It’s a good thing that next week we have assignment seminars where we are encouraged to ask questions about our essays and our tutors will give us plenty of advice and hopefully some hints that might help us to write the perfect assignments 😛
The only thing that is negative about this whole ‘having the week off’ idea is the fact that teachers are not expected to reply on any of our emails during that time therefore any questions we may have need to be postponed until next week! For this though, we created a Facebook group for all of our TESOL classmates and we post any questions that we have there and we help each other based on what we know. So yeah, I may have no classes this week and I might get teased by my friends telling me that ‘I’m sooo lucky’ but I’ve got many things to do actually! And nothing’s going to get done if I keep on writing about it instead of actually doing it so, I’ll see you guys later on! Until then, take care! xx