Hectic assessment week!

Essay handed in on Monday and then exam on Thursday and next week I have an exam on Monday and an essay to be in on Tuesday. So much to do but when this is out of the way everything will be a lot calmer. Will just have to prepare and write four essays for the beginning of May. Which means back to library days on a Wednesday so I can try and get as much done as possible over the next three weeks before Easter!!!

Just had my photo taken

For this blog. Oh my, how embarrassing! Right in the middle of The Hub too… Hope they look okay, I’m really not photogenic though and I usually look stupid in photographs haha, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

Currently sat in the library, just finished off one essay that is due in on Thursday and now I’m working on one  out of two that’s due in after Christmas. Going to aim to get half of this written and then move onto more research for the second one. Then it should be time for lecture; which I really have a feeling no one is going to turn up to because I don’t think hardly anyone knows about it ha ha, but I’m gonna go and find out for myself. Then at 3 after lecture if my house mate has paid me my £40 back I am going to walk into Ormskirk and buy my sister and my brother something for Christmas and then possible by myself some shoes! Yay 😀

And then after that I am going to go back to the house and pack so that I am ready to go home tomorrow morning! WOO! Cannot wait! Been looking forward to go home for weeks and weeks 😀

And then on Friday me and my boyfriend and two other friends are going to go to Manchester to go ice skating and then out for a meal!

I love Christmas!! 

Strike

So today lecturers are on strike so various lectures have been cancelled and so on.

I don’t have lectures on a Thursday anyway, which is annoying! Could have had another day off! Haha.

But as usual on a Wednesday me and Jenny have ventured to the library to try and do lots of work! We’ve been in here since eleven o’clock and it’s not one o’clock. I really don’t feel as if I have done that much work which is irritating.

As the strikes are on the library is really quiet, which is great. Hardly anyone is here so me and Jenny have been able to grab a table right near the Film Studies sections. YES! It is usually really really really overly busy in the library throughout the day, which really sucks, but today is good. Now all that is left is for my brain to get working to that I can finish this essay.

I have two deadlines before Christmas, one on the twelfth of December and one on the fifteenth of Decemeber. I’m currently working on the one due in on the twelfth, I am writing it about Masculinity within Film Noir films, which is harder than I thought it was going to be but, it is nearly done, just need to add a few more quotes and do a re-draft. I’m going to go and see my lecturer about it tomorrow lunch time to get some feedback and some ideas so that I am feeling confident about my essay. After I have done that next week I am going to focus on the essay due in on the fifteenth which I am writing about Martin Scorsese. Hopefully that essay won’t take me as long to write, but you never know. Then the week after that (when those two essays are due in) I  am going to research for two other essays that have to be in at the beginning of January. Hopefully with any luck I’ll be able to write at least one of them before I go home for Christmas!

I really cannot wait until Christmas, I need a rest I’m so tired!

And now it is all lovely and calm…

So after the last couple of weeks being horrible now the next 3 to 4 weeks left of this semester is all about lectures, seminars and preparing for and writing my essays.

I have 2 essays that have to be in before Christmas. 1 on the 12th December and 1 on the 15th Decemeber. So from now on I am going to be researching and writing them. For my research I am going to watch about 4 different films (that I haven’t studied on the Film Studies course) for each essay and look through a lot of books finding information and quotes that will help my essays. I’m feeling good about it all so it shouldn’t be too stressful.

During the Christmas break I have 2 other essays that have to be in (around the begining of January) so I also need to at least do my research for those essays before I break up too. I am going to try and write them as well so that I don’t have to do anything over Christmas!! Haha… I’m not sure if I will have time to write them all though, but I am going to try 😀

I’m so excited for Christmas already haha it’s a bit bad! But, it is motivation to get my work done!!

Oh Thursday, 9am – 5pm the pain!

So it’s Thursday, probably my worst day of the week. I am in uni 9am – 5pm :'( It makes me upset! Ha, on the upside though I have a 2 hour break in the middle to chill out and do work.

I am currently sat in The Hub with my friend and housemate Jenny. We had to be hawk eyed to grab a seat, it gets really busy in here around this time, luckily though we have managed to grab a couch!

So work that I am planning on doing, I have just taken out 3 books from the library on animation. (I do a module dedicated to animation) One book is on Genre & Authorship, another on Anime and another about Understanding Animation. These are in preperation for my exam that is in 3 weeks and also an essay that I have to write for December. I’m thinking I am going to write my essay on Anime and Disney cartoons. Which should be fun, in theory.

Thursday is an even busier day for me too as I usually have to rush back to my student house (a 20 minute walk away) grab all my clothes and dash to try and get the ten to six train to Preston (the train station is a 10 minute walk from my house). I tend to go home (Blackpool) on the weekends or to see my boyfriend (he lives in Preston and goes to UCLAN) so I manage to experience 2 different sides to uni life. I have to say Ormskirk is a much more pleasant environment but there are up and downsides to both which I will discuss throughout this blog.

Thanks for reading, come back soon 😀