Tuesday, 8 November 2011
It's 'Reading Week' this week. I thought that this would be a staple of all universities but as I have found out it doesn't happen everywhere let me explain that this is a week when you do exactly as it says on the tin; catch up on your reading. It's a real luxury and enabled me to write the first draft of my first essay yesterday. I'm suffering a bit from a cold at the moment so I'm anticipating that I wrote a load of old rubbish but I'll find out when I start to edit tomorrow. The thing that is worrying me most is King's reference differently from the Open University so I will have to pore over my MHRA stylebook tomorrow and see if I can make sense. I always think the worst thing about an essay is that blank piece of paper staring at you so at least I have plenty to edit (or so the theory goes).
My other goals are to do some reading about T.S. Eliot to help me think about my MA dissertation and enable me to start talking to someone about a PhD proposal (how scary is that - we're only 6 weeks into the MA!) I've identified who I think could be a supervisor if King's will have me and will need to approach him next week but I want to be able to say something sensible to him. In addition I need to sort out my thoughts about one of my module essays particulalry what texts I will use & what approaches. I feel a bit muddled at the moment so hopefully that will all be sorted by next Tuesday (yeah, right!)
But I have taken the opportunity to read some books which aren't on the course - yay!
Anyway I must get back to T.S. Eliot so thank you for reading.