calico_pye (calico_pye) wrote,
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Major Dissertation: Rewriting Chapter 1 - Day 4 (Portfolio Blues)

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Despite being up early on two consecutive days, I have been moaning and dragging my ass on this.  It's because it's not only this I have to submit as a super-draft: there is the PP (both paper and hard copy form); the intro (which I can't remember how long it is meant to be, but I suspect it is 500 words over what it is meant to be) and my 'Tranferable Skills' essay (not sure just how long that is meant to be either, but have gutted out a skeleton version).  Plus, it has to be emailed to lecturer two days before I have an audience with him, then the lot (bar PP) redrafted and resubmitted (with PP) paper hand in before Midday 14th December - I am handing it in before this, as I have an important lunch to attend that day.

I think most of this problem is that I have been doing this path from scratch for four and a half years now.  I want to look at programmes and not feel guilty that I am NOT (at that moment) agonising over 200 words that I should be adjusting.  I want to cut out snowflakes with the little ones of my extended family.  I need to shake off that fear,first felt when I heard of a fellow student who has been done for accidental plagiarism earlier this week. I had been quite OCD about indenting everything and now even more so.  Check, check, recheck.

I won't give up - that is not even considered part of the equation, but after this, the only courses I want to go on are extremely short ones!  preferably ones that involve art/craft etc.

(Pic is relevant to me at the moment - the only way I can sleep is listening to Stephen Briggs reading any of the 'Discworld' stories on Kindle.  I can identify with the turtle, too - plodding away to get there eventually).
Tags: ba english yr 3, major dissertation, the black dog
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