Another reading week…

Nothing much has happened really… I wrote an essay on Monday that is due in tomorrow. That was for my censorship module and I had to argue reasons for and against censorship in response to a film of my choice. I chose the film The Beast aka. La Bete, directed by Walerian Borowczyk, 1975. It is not a pleasant film and I wouldn’t recommend it but if you’re curious…

I have had a big rest this week, recently I have just been tired all the time and it was horrible so I’ve not done enough work really… I have an exam on Thursday so I need to start revising. I’m terrible at revising!


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!

EXAMS & Deadlines!

This week has been really really really busy!

Last week was reading week/independent study week (a week where I don’t have any lectures, just one-to-one meetings with my module tutors to discuss essays and spare time to revise for exams etc.) So I spent most of that week revising for my exam that I had on Monday morning.

So Monday morning. I was so nervous. My two hour exam was for my Film Genre module and it was based upon The Western genre. For the exam I had to write two essays that were in response to two essay questions. I found the exam a bit difficult but I think it went okay. Hopefully it went okay.

Tuesday was based upon writing a Critical Appraisal that has to be in next Tuesday. The critical appraisal is one thousand words based upon an article about Realism in the Cinema. Me and my friend Jenny went to the library at three o’clock and we were there until half seven o’clock! I had lots to do for the essay including research so that it what a lot of my time was spent on. Anyway got that written and was happy with what I ended up with. WOO! 😀

Wednesday I don’t have any lectures but I had a three hour driving lesson as I am desperately trying to pass my driving test as soon as possible! After my driving lesson at about six o’clock I started to do some more revision for my next exam that was on Thursday afternoon. I spent hours revising until I mentally couldn’t do it anymore! I think that I actually went crazy as I asked my house-mate if we should set off for uni on Thursday morning at nine o’clock in the morning because for some reason I thought that I had an exam in the morning too! So that moment of craziness made me realise that I desperately needed sleep before the long day that was ahead of me.

Well that night I had the worst night EVER! I couldn’t sleep at all. I was so frustrated and absolutely shattered! I think that I was worrying over my exam too much and therefore my brain couldn’t rest 🙁

So Thursday morning my alarm went off at eight o’clock. I was already awake but I really didn’t want to get out of bed. I had a lecture that morning though so I made myself get up and go. I also made myself go because next week I have another exam for that module (Animation). I managed to slowly walk my way to uni with Jenny. It took us ages! But we got there and we sat through the one hour lecture and the two hour seminar. It was horrible, I was so tired and was really struggling to concentrate. My mind was all over the place and it was a really hard lecture that day so it wasn’t good at all. At twelve o’clock the seminar ended and we went to go buy some dinner and then look for a place to revise before the exam. We ended up bumping into a few friends so we all went and sat in the film studies department seating area and we just talked about our notes for about three hours. It was really good, really beneficial. I think revising in a group is a lot better. All the things that I wasn’t sure on were made clear and I really started to remember a lot more stuff. I was so relieved! At three o’clock it was time for the exam. The exam was on Authorship and Alfred Hitchcock, again I had to write two essays in response to two questions. At five o’clock the exam was over and I was really pleased with how it went. It went so much better than I thought it was going to go and I was so happy! Yay!

Now time for me to crash over the weekend and try and get some sleep!