May Day Weekend Results

It’s May Day weekend! Well, actually, it’s May Day itself now, a Bank Holiday, which means nothing because I am not working. Other than the fact that the bank is taking a day longer to clear my tax refund.

So, to recap this weekend. On Friday, I spent the WHOLE DAY refreshing my emails for the last possible day the mark for TMA03 could be sent through. By late afternoon, I was actually rationing my refresh rate to once per quarter hour, as my brain was genuinely going crazy…

I even had the OU website open with StudentHome up so I could refresh the page that my results got posted to. Then, just after 10pm, I saw my mark had appeared on the website!

I was so happy, I got exactly the same mark as I did last time! I’m not sure how the marks were split between the essay and the plan, but if it was weighted fairly, then 33.3%r would be for the plan, leaving 66.6%r for the essay. If this was the case, I believe I did quite poorly for the plan, but made up for it on the essay itself. I’M SO HAPPY! I had started to worry a bit.

I’ve worked out that under the OU marking guide, i’m at a 2.1, which is the lowest I need to reasonably succeed in getting a job placement or training. I’m good with this, but want to push for those extra marks! I really need some work experience now though.

Next Wednesday, I start my teaching assistant course. I imagine lots of paperwork and formalities for the first session.

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Block Two – Legal Personality

TMA03 for W100 is due in this week, on Friday. I’m about 35 pages into Block Two, which is about a third of the way through. I was working on it earlier, but I got a mahoosive headache and had to stop. I ended up falling asleep for a few hours, missing the first half of the gypsy wedding programme on Channel 4.

It’s very interesting, this block. All about when life starts and ends in the eyes of the law. I think that’s what the essay is about. I’m pretty sure. I know I have to do a plan too, which is included in the word count.

I have sorted my course out, i’m officially on the LLB course now. I’m a bit miffed I can’t actually do the Greek or Latin module I wanted to do, but there’s other options. Many other options. I’ve also been accepted onto the teaching assistant course, just waiting for the letter. It starts at the start of May. I have to sort out my placement, which I shall do this week, now Easter is over. All is good.

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.