Happy New Year everyone! I hope January is treating you well.
To follow up from my last post about my PGCE interview… I got it! Yay. So next year I will be leaving Leicester (sob) and going to live in London to do my teacher training at Kings College London. Very exciting!
Anyway, back to the present. At University, January means one thing – exams and deadlines! I am feeling very free today but I finally finished all mine yesterday. I had one exam and two essays due in a week so I’m feeling very relieved to have made it out the other side!
On Tuesday my 2500 word Contemporary Women’s Writing essay was due. I have really enjoyed the module and found the modern novels easy and enjoyable reads so the essay wasn’t too much of a struggle.
Then, on Wednesday, I had an exam on Romantics and Victorians: Literature 1789-1890. I found this module tricky because there is a lot of important historical context to learn. Luckily the English department have been very kind to us. The exam paper is released 48 hours before so you can plan your essays and do a last minute cram. I was feeling really nervous about the exam on Tuesday night but when I woke up Wednesday morning I felt much calmer and the exam itself went fairly well. I remembered both my essay plans so as long as they were along the right lines then I should have done okay!
The final hurdle was my dissertation which was due in at 2pm yesterday (Friday). I finished writing it after my exam on Wednesday and then spent all of Thursday and up until 1:15pm on Friday editing, cutting down to the wordcount (5000 words) and finishing my referencing.
It was a manically busy end to very busy week. However, I can relax and recharge for a week now because the exam period doesn’t finish until Friday 25th January. I’ve only been back for a week since the Christmas holidays but I definitely feel like I deserve this week off!