Firstly, apologies for the late posting but exams unfortunately took over my life and left no room in my brain for anything else!
Thankfully my two exams – Chaucer and Old English – are now done and dusted and only cost 5 and half valuable hours of my life (although that doesn’t include what felt like about 10 zillion hours of revision!) And I’m pleased to say that while my essays certainly weren’t dazzlingly original and inspired they were, I think, perfectly okay. So fingers crossed until we get the results in about fortnight.
And it doesn’t all rest on the exams for which I’m glad. 20% of the Old English module was covered by online grammar tests and 10% of Chaucer was a presentation given to your seminar group. I did well on both so it’s nice to have a little bit of insurance before you’ve even sat down for the exam.
Now that I’m free from the constraints of revision my life has fallen into a weird kind of limbo. There are two weeks off for the exam period at Leicester Uni and my exams were both in the first. Currently I’m waiting to get my timetable for next term, ordering my new books, getting up late and watching Jeremy Kyle. Classic student.
I’m going to enjoy this laziness while it lasts because next term is going to a busy one. My modules sound pretty tricky (more on that when I start them!) and I have a lot of extras on my plate. Intensive practise for cheerleading competition is getting underway, I’ll be properly teaching and mentoring every Wednesday afternoon, lots of post-offer open days to help out at and keeping up my New Year’s resolutions! Phew, it’ll be Easter before I know it.