Daily Archives: May 31, 2011

And it’s off!

Having had to deal with cluster headaches, fibro-fog, and arthritis flare-ups, it’s no wonder it took me the entire 4 weeks we were given, to complete my 3,000-word essay, which was set for my EMA (End-of-Module Assignment).

As it happens, I managed to post my EMA the night before the send-by date, which pleased me enormously – so now it’s a case of wait-and-see, until the beginning of August, when we will all get our results!

I’m not a very patient person, but I guess that, if I can get at least a Pass 3, it will be worth the wait, and I’ll be a very pleased bunny, as I struggled a lot to complete the EMA.

But I guess the most important point here, is that I did complete it, despite wanting to give it up a few times over the course, when my health took me to the lowest point I’ve ever been in the 6 years I’ve been studying with the O.U.

Since I sent it off, I’ve been trying to recover somewhat, and not making a good job of it, hence my silence on the Blog front, but my doctor has changed my medication somewhat, and I stopped taking one of the tablets that was helping to trigger my cluster migraines, so I’m only getting them once or twice a week now, instead of practically daily, so that’s a huge improvement for me – and means I can do a bit of writing online again – Yay! Lol

On the study front, I still have my usual Bible study – something I do as naturally as breathing these days – and this will keep my mind occupied, and working, over the summer months. Then, come October, I start my very last course – or module as we’re supposed to call them now – for my BA (Hon)!

I’m actually getting quite excited about this one, as a friend sent me some pdf files of the old study guide and one of the study books – and I think that, while the course will be extremely hard for me, I’m really going to love it, as it goes into the history of word use, how meanings have changed, why, and lots of other aspects to do with the English language – very exciting for someone who loves words the way I do! Lol

I looked into the OUSA forum for E301, and there were a lot of links to interesting articles, and other stuff relevant to the course, so I’m going to spend a little of my time over the next few months trying to absorb some of it, in preparation for the start of October – it might help me somewhat in absorbing even a fraction of it all, especially as I have such trouble remembering things with my faulty short-term memory.

If I learn anything interesting, I’m sure to let you know, though. So, until then, enjoy your summer breaks, folks! ;0))

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