Even though this last term consisted of only 8 weeks, I feel like the break came at the best time. The sad thing is that when I say I break, it actually means ‘studying-at-home’ instead of ‘studying-at-uni’ because the hardest work is yet to come.
I have some essays to do and I always feel stressed about them because I always want them to be better than the previous one – which have already felt as my best at that time. (Except for one or two occassions perhaps where I didn’t really succeed in time management and so I didn’t leave enough time for the essay. Being a perfectionist who can also be lazy sometimes is the worst pairing.) Anyway, I really try to improve myself whenever I have a new chance to write an essay.
In May I will also have 2 exams and I will either have to prepare for them in the break (yay…) or after it, when I get back to Leicester – it depends on when my exams will be. It reminds me; the exam timetable should by available from today so I’m looking forward to find out the dates. What do you think is better: having your exams at the beginning and be done with them early or having them at the end, in which case you have plenty of time to study for them?
There’s also a research project which I’m doing with 4 other people. I’m really glad I’m not alone with this work as it is not the easiest one but very useful. That is because the project and the whole module is about research methods which we will probably use in our dissertations next year.
Whew, I just arrived to it: the dissertation. Maybe it’s a bit too early to worry about it, but that’s just me: I’m already trying to plan ahead. Next year is my final year and so after Easter Holiday, when I get back to Leicester, I will have to decide what my topic will be. Since I’m doing the joint degree of Film and Media, I get to decide whether I will do a Film or a Media topic (of course, the two can overlap). The thing is, I have loads of ideas right now but when I think about writing at least 10,000 words about them, suddenly none of them seems quite proper anymore. But I still have weeks to think about it, so all’s good.
That being said, I’m not only going to focus on studying. I’m home, it’s Easter, the weather is really nice here, I can finally visit people who I miss when I’m in England, so I’m just going to enjoy it! (Until I can.)