Before I put a downer on everything with my post Christmas assignment blues, I want to say that I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and I wish you all the best for 2015!
It wasn’t until yesterday when I sat down to reference some of the online material for my first assignment due in this month that it really sunk in that it was 2015. I was inputting the ‘accessed date’ for a website I’d look at and wrote 2014. I just can’t believe that a whole year as gone by without me noticing.
It’s still hard to believe that I’m a second year now – I’m definitely still in first year mentality with regards to my assignments so I definitely need to step up my work rate now! Especially seeing as I’m writing 3,500 and 4,000 word essays now, it’s a much lengthier process than I’ve experienced before.
I’m going to be honest, I’m struggling a bit with the two assignments I’m working on at the minute. I gave myself a little too much time to relax (and eat enormous amounts of food) over Christmas and I’m feeling as if I’m two steps behind on everything.
But I know that I will get there, I will finish both the assignments and I will learn from the mistakes I’ve made in dealing with the workload this Christmas.
So here’s a tip for you: learn from my mistakes and do research gradually over the long breaks that we have, it’ll make you much less anxious when it comes to writing up the essay. I promise!