I’m still trying to justify the validity of Criminology over a simple Law LLB. I have emailed the learner support team about W100, as on my pathway for my degree, I will not get the Certificate in Legal Practice. If I switch to an LLB, I will, and it’s probably more useful than criminology. Also, when I was in college I completely failed psychology, so i’m now doubting myself a bit as that core module gets closer. I’m not sure I even really want to do it!

If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll know this is not a new development in my thinking. I need to hurry up and decide!


A Phonecall From My Tutor

I received, as the post title may suggest, a phonecall from my tutor earlier this evening. Regarding the email I sent him a few days back about the mark he gave me for TMA05.

It turns out that the guide asked for a report. Which I knew. However, my report was, effectively, not ‘reporty enough’ so to speak. He said, had it been an essay, I could have easily been given 65/70 marks. But the guide asked for a report, and I handed in a glorified essay. The glorified essay bit was his words, which is fair enough.

Was nice of him to phone. He’s having a nice week, and isn’t snowed in, bearing mind he lives in Powys, that’s a bit of a miracle.

DD101 Marked Assignment!

I was emailing my W100 tutor today, to ask for an extension over the weekend so I could edit my TMA (to make it fit the word count), and as I checked that had been granted I noticed another email in my inbox – marked assignment!

I always get so excited over marked assignments, towards the end of the fortnight, I start to check my emails at least once an hour!

It wasn’t the mark i’d hoped for, but the comments are all positive. I’m a bit confused, to be honest. At least it’s not a fail…

English Assessment

I had an assessment on Tuesday for the teaching assistant course. Not much to say about it really, it said I was working very well at level two in English. The first five questions on the test are what determine what level you are working at, and I believe I only got a level two because I use the Oxford comma, also known as the serial comma, and this got me marked down slightly.

I also received a phonecall today about a possible placement, but it went to voicemail damnit! When I phoned back, the woman I had to speak to was busy, and I imagine the school is closed now, so i’ll have to wait until Monday.

TMA05 Submitted For DD101

I have just submitted TMA05. I have also just finished writing it too. This time, I spread the writing over three days, though I usually like to write them all in one go. It left me each time thinking about what I could write next, which was a little annoying. Hopefully I can get a higher mark for the one than the last one, as it’s actually complete!

I found this one a bit tricky, as I was destined to go over the word count by a LONG way, I could see this about halfway through. I had to delete some unnecessary phrases and condense some stuff down so I could fit in a conclusion, which has ended up being quite thin. It’s still a valid conclusion though.

Let’s look at TMA06… Ooh, I get to choose what to write about!