...I should be starting a new course next month. I just need to get my registration forms in on time. I have until the 11th to get them in so I need to finish them tomorrow and post them on Monday (7th) and with some luck they will be there by the 11th.
I was thinking of doing two courses at 60 points but I couldn’t keep up with it, not with all that is going on in my life and with not doing any study since April last year.
I think I am going to find it hard to get into and I won’t be at the standard I was at when I had to stop through illness last year so I think when I first get my books I will take a couple of months to get back into it but hopefully I will get back to the standard I was before I got ill. 5 years ago
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...I should be starting a new course next month. I just need to get my registration forms in on time. I have until the 11th to get them in so I need to finish them tomorrow and post them on Monday (7th) and with some luck they will be there by the 11th.
I PASSED I found out late last night when I got home from my trip to London.
I didn’t know if I would pass because I was ill and I was forced to do it over night the night before it was due. It was a long night and I had to rush through the final componant of it so I really didn’t think I would pass although I hoped I would because I didn’t want to resit it.
I was very pleased to find out that I passed, it is now over for that course and I can move on which I am very happy about because I didn’t really enjoy it so I don’t think that I will be doing business studies again in the future because it isn’t really me. 5 years ago
OMG! I failed this one and it was a bad fail. I knew it would probably be a fail because I skipped half the course work, wrote rubbish notes and then rushed through the assignment because I didn’t have time to work on it. So I failed and of course I’m not happy about it because now my course is in a bad way and I can’t fail any more assignments. In fact I now need to get better scores on my assignments otherwise I will fail the course.
I have been ill so much but when I’m not too ill I’ve been not doing anything and staying up late and getting up late. My motivation is gone but I really need to get it back and the sooner the better. I used to be able to study up to 5 hours a day and and I need to be able to do that again. I don’t need to do 5 hours every day but I need to study 5 times a week and some times I will need to study for five hours. I can’t carry on the way I have been (on the days when I’m not ill) so I seriously need to sort myself out. 5 years ago
I was ill and got an extension on this assignment and I didn’t get better health wise so couldn’t finish all the course work and I wasn’t happy about that. I had to do the assignment without doing much course work and it was hard.
I ended up ding the assignment on the day it was due and I spent hardly anytime on it. I just rushed through it because I didn’t feel well and I couldn’t really be bothered with it.
I was conviced I would fail it and I wouldn’t of been shocked if I did because I wrote a load of rubbish and didn’t really know what I was talking about.
So I was shocked when i got my mark back, it was a low mark but i passed. I passed by 1 point above the pass mark but I don’t care becase i passed. I didn’t think I would and I am too scared to read my tutors notes or the assignment because I know it was rubbish. 5 years ago
I got my results back for my 4th and final (before the ECA) assignment and I got 62% out of 100% which I was very happy about. It’s my lowest assignment mark of the course but I am still happy about it because I was ill when I did it and my head was banging so I didn’t really want to do it. I missed some of the questions too because I didn’t feel up to doing them so really I was marked out of 80% because I missed a total of 20 points () of the questions so I think that it’s really good because I really got 62 out of 80%.
All that is left for this course is my ECA (end of course assessment) and that will take a while to complete but I’m hoping to start it sometime this week. 6 years ago
About an hour ago I got my result back for my first assignment for my religion course.
I got 52% which I am happy about and shocked because I didn’t think I would get that. I was ill when I was writing my assignment. I had started it and was a third of the way through before I got ill, then I got tonsilitis and a heavy cold and wasn’t very well and had to finish my assignment so I wrote it really fast because I felt so ill that I couldn’t sit at the computer for very long and didn’t want to wait until the next day (when it was due) to finish it because I knew I would feel worse the next day, which I did.
I spent about a week going through my course work writing notes for my assignment which is the lonest I had spend ever on notes for an assignment. But I knew i had to work hard on this course because it’s the highest undergraduate course and i’ve been told it’s as hard as postgraduate because it has a assignment which is pire research based (which you normally don’t do till postgraduate level) so I worked very hard hoping to get a certain mark.
I have checked and i can skill get the grade I want for the course but need to up my marks in my assignment. I hopefully won’t be ill when I have to do my next assignment so I am hoping I can write something much better and get the higher grade that I want for this course. I think considering i was ill I did ok because I wanted 55% or above, I did kinda hope for over 65% but it’s ok as I have never done a course at this level before and the assignmet was very tough – the toughest thing I have ever done in my life!!
My tutor has told me, and two of my tutors at level 2, that I really need to improve my essay writing skills and I totally 100% agree with that. I have been trying to work on improving my essay writing skills before I started this course, I bought an amazingly helpful book called “[ http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0335215777/026-0858342-4150847 ]Write Great Essays! Reading and Essay Writing for undergraduates and Taught Postgraduates” by Peter Levin which I found a very helpful book. I knew I had to improve on my essay writing skills to get the grades I want at level three so bought the book hoping it would be helpful for me and it has in a lot of ways. It has obviously helped me with my essay writing in my view as I feel the first tma I wrote for AA307 was probably the best tma I have written since being with the OU but at the same time it is still obvious I need help with my essay writing. 6 years ago
A couple of hours ago I got my result back for my third assignment for my technology course and I passed. I got 65% and I am very happy with that, i knew I wouldn’t do as well as the other assignments for this course and I was right about the section where I said I would lose most of my points. It’s a good score and I am more than happy with it and it was nice to get it tonight too as I kept checking to see if I had got my mark back because I wanted some kind of boost because of how hard I have been working on my courses lately especially my religion one and I just wanted to get a good mark to boost my spirits.
Now for this course I have 6 weeks of course work to fit into four weeks, then a assignment and then a ECA which is a end of course assignment and the course will then be finished. Not long to go, three more months and this course will be over :o) 6 years ago
I just got my mark for my fourth assignment for my business studies course and I am pleased to announce that I have PASSED it and I am pleased about it.
I didn’t know how well I had done, you can’t know until you have gotten your mark so I was pleased when I read my score this evening. That was my final assignment and now I have to do an ECA which is an end of course assessment which is a lot harder than a assignment as you have to use stuff from each block you have done so it means reading parts of them again as I can’t remember stuff from six months ago. I just need to pass it and I will be happy. That isn’t due until April sometime so I have about 6 weeks to work on it now, I won’t use all those weeks and won’t even start yet because first I have to do the firth block of course material. 6 years ago
I got my results back (last night) for my Business Studies course and I PASSED and not only that but I have gotten my highest score for the course so far. I am only aiming to just pass the course/assignments because I’m not really enjoying it to be honest so I wasn’t putting as much effort into it as I should but the third TMA (assignment) I put a little more effort in but it didn’t take me long to do.
I don’t think I will do another business studies course after this one because I haven’t really enjoyed it so far. I didn’t like last months topic which was accounts even though I do accounts most days. This month is Marketing and i haven’t started but I must start it Sunday and get as much done as possible as the final assignment is due the week after next.
Then all that will remain is the ECA (end of course assesment) but we won’t even get details for that till March so I get 2-3 weeks off this course which is great. Then I think we have a month to complete the ECA. 6 years ago
I got 75% on this one and am in total shock at the moment to be honest.
I did spend a lot longer on this one than I did for the first one but then again the questions were harder and in more depth. I liked two of the four questions and the other two (especially question 3) I didn’t like that much and had to spend the longest on.
When I added together in my head what I thought I would get if I was marking it I thought I would get 50-55% on it so was very shocked when I just recieved my mark.
I forgot to put my result for this but I managed to get 73% on it which I was more than happy with. I liked this TMA as there wasn’t much to it and it didn’t take me long to do.
When i had a think about what mark I would get I did think 75% so I was only 2% out. I was very happy with the mark i can tell you that.
Was hard for me and I did rush through it and I know I should of spent longer on it but when I saw all the number questions involved my mind just drew a blank on it because I am rubbish when it comes to numbers. My score was only 54% which is OK I guess, I was happy with it because i only aimed for 40%. I will be doing the next CMA this month and I will spend longer on it because I would love to get 55% on it if it’s possible. 6 years ago
I passed it, not as hig as I wanted but it was a tough one. I didn’t like it at all and am glad that one is out of the way. The next one isn’t due till Feb I think but I plan on having it out of the way within the next couple of weeks and then will work on the next one and hopefully have that finished before the end of Jan 2007. 6 years ago
Right now I am a happy bunny!! More than happy, I can’t even put into words how happy I am, I am floating round the house smiling like a looney hehe.
I passed A207 and I can’t quite beleive it because I was convinced I had failed because I had only done about 3 hours worth of revision and then hadn’t revised the right things and also did this course last year so I had to remember things from 12-24 months ago and I was ill on the day of the exam.
So I almost fell off the chair when I found out I PASSED today and I am made up and it has given me a confidence boost that I needed!!
I PASSED!! I hated the course and wanted to quit from day one but I stuck with it and I am glad I did!! 6 years ago
I really thought I would fail this TMA (assignment) so I was extra shocked that I passed!!
i just got my mark back and am very pleased, I know I could of improved on my score a lot but lack of time and energy prevented me from really getting my teeth stuck into it but the next one i shall work extra hard on as I want more points on the next one. 6 years ago
Did the tma (assignment) for this yesterday and then I realised i have gone off on the wrong thing. I just hope I get enough points for a pass.
All in all I didn’t enjoy this months course work for this course and I can’t see it getting any better to be honest but I have to grin and bear it I guess. I just need to work harder on it and push myself harder with it and hopefully do better in my assignments and pass the next one with flying colours!! 6 years ago
well the material didn’t arrive until the day my first TMA was due. my tutor gave me a weeks extension (only) to get all the course work done and my TMA. i worked hard and got my tma in 2 days before my extension was up and that was only because the first month in a course isn’t too hard going. I then got a high pass mark, well 2% less than I thought I would got. I got 73% and more than happy with that. 6 years ago
well it was the A207 exam this afternoon and I had hardly revised with too much going on in my life. I did sit down yesterday with the plan of studying all day. I managed most of the morning till about 2pm but I was feeling ill so i had to stop because my head was hurting.
So I get to the exam 2 mins before it starts and I get rushed in and I needed to go to the loo badly but I didn’t wanted to disrupt it all so I waited and I couldn’t concentrate too well and not feeling well didn’t hurt.
I did the section 2 question first, no reason why really because non of them where easy or what I thought I would answer questions on. It seems I looked over the wrong stuff but how was I to know when I didn’t get a speciamin exam paper :os
The question was about Don Giovanni which i hated but the other choices were worse because some of them I skipped and others I rushed through and remebered nothing but then again with Don Giovanni I knew next to nothing but it was the best one to go for.
Then I went to the loo because I wanted to be able to concentrate for the rest of the exam.
The second question I went back to section 1 and did the first question which was about Napoleon and Stenhal. It was a good question but it was hard which question to pick because there was one about Robert Owen and I know most about those two and Sir John Soane and thank fully there wasn’t a question about him other wise I don’t know who I would of picked…it would of depended on the question…the question decided who I did in the end and Napoleon won out.
The third and final section was hard to pick which one to do. It was a close call between the two and I don’t know if I picked the best one and I thought that almost straight away but when I picked the question all sorts came into my head and I thought it would be hard to try anf answer the other question after thinking about the first one.
I don’t know how I have done. I know I enjoyed the second two questions I did and I finished early and filled the front of my books out and even needed a second answer book because I ran out of room. I did start to read through my first answer and when I did I wasn’t happy with what I wrote because it made no sense and I really didn’t understand the question. It was too late to cross it out and try and do another question as i only had 10 minutes left so I added some to the end but I did end up repeating some stuff so I dodn’t know if it will do me any good. If I pass on the other two questions I may fail on that. It makes me wish I had revised more and sooner instead of getting vaught up in my private life and some stuff I was going through.
I will be more than happy if i pass because I blew A217 :o( I didn’t go to the exam as I wasn’t well and under revised but I know I should of gone and done it because I may have done enough for a resit. I am really kicking myself over that issue now and wish I had gone but I can’t turn the clock back can I?!!
So I blew it and now I will do that course next yeah even though I would love a year off religion. Maybe I should do my level 3 course next year instead. I don’t know, I hope I can still sign up for a course when I get my exam results for A207 because if I fail it I will do anpother level 2. It will serve me right for not revsising and letting issues effect me so much!! 6 years ago
missing the A217 exam I have messed things up :o( and I am not one bit pleased about that. I was thinking of doing L192 and M150 next year and having some time away from my degree but then it puts me three years behind so I am thinking of doing A217 next year but I will have to see. I don’t know yet and I won’t decide until I have done my A207 exam tomorrow. 6 years ago
I passed DD100 and now I have my nice Certificate in Social Sciences (came a week ago today) so I am chuffed. I found that course a lot harder than I thought it would be and now I still don’t quite understand it lol. I might do something else in social Sciences one day but for now I will stick with T175 and B120 and whatever else i may chose to do over the next year. 6 years ago
OMG! Right I was ill last month and then I got an extension for my TMA and I got even iller if that is even a word so I couldn’t get it done.
Then I was ill on and off for the month leading up to this week and then I was well for about 3 days and I caught up with my course work and was going to do my final TMA for the course on Tues, Wed and Thurs and submit it online on Friday but on Monday afternoon I start to feel really unwell :o( So I go to bed about 7pm and wake up 14 hours later feeling ten times worse. Go to the Drs and it turns out I have a cold and tonsilitis so me is not pleased as I spend the next three days in bed feeling like crap and when I am up I can’t do anything.
I emailed my tutor asking for an extension and she got back to me last night saying I couldn’t have one so that means I get a big fat zero again this month and I was aiming for a pass 2 depending on what i got for my exam but now I will get a pass 4.
It is a good job that I have been doing really well on this course otherwise I could of failed the assignment side of the course. It is just a shame as i could of got a pass 2 which I would of been more than happy with but I guess it wasn’t meant to be.
I guess the only thing now is to revise for my exams which take place in just over 3 weeks and 4 weeks time. Plenty of reading from Monday. I am still not well so I need to have a couple more days to get better than what I am now but I shall but some sort of revision plan together over the weekend. – I can’t push myself too much as I am ill and trying to get over it and with some luck this time next week I should be 100% again :o) 6 years ago
Coming to the end of the course work, just a tough week of course work and my final TMA (phew) and then onto revision and then the exam in the middle of October and then that’s it for the course. I hope I pass the exam and then I can put the course behind me. I really liked this course and it was amazing with me getting the best (so far) TMA scores for a humanties course :O) 6 years ago
I got an extenstion for this TMA as I was ill and then distracted by someone so I never got it done. I then start to work on it and I get really ill so I couldn’t do it and it was due in yesterday and I didn’t submit it as I didn’t do much of it and not even enough to get any points so now I have blown a possible pass 2 :os By the looks of it i will be lucky to get a pass 3 but we shall see what happens in my final tma which is due in like just over 2 weeks ish and I am so behind on the course work so the second I start to feel slightly human again I will get into some major coursework.
- my head so isn’t into it right now as so much has gone on in the last couple of months that my head is just so filled with all that and I’m not getting much done. I think 14 TMAs in a year is a bit much, though it will be 12 as I missed one for DD100 and I just missed one. It is hard work for me and now I have hundreds upon hundreds of pages of reading to read over for A207 and I don’t want to….grrr!! 6 years ago
I am so happy and pleased because I got my course results today for DD100 and I PASSED!! 6 years ago
Well I got my results back today and I PASSED which I am shocked at as I know I wrote a load of rubbish because I totally didn’t get it at all.
I know what I wrote didn’t make sense and her comments confirm that and she appologizes for being harsh with my marking but I am not upset about my marks – in fact I am over the moon with what I got because yeah it is my lowest tma score but only by 2 marks (2%) so how can I be unhappy about that?? I can’t!! I am over the moon about it and am happy about it.
I wasn’t even going to check my scores of the TMA as i thought it would put me off my next one but it is a boost for me and I just hope what I do this month is a lot better than that one as I want to get my marks up by 2% if I can.
:O) 6 years ago
I think I want to do it now lol. I really want to do it but it is the time thing that I don’t like as 60 points are hard to do with everything else but I was hoping to have this course almost finished before I start my level three course next year so I am thinking about doing it. Plus it will keep me on server 2 so I think I might do it now :O) 6 years ago
Well I finally got it started yesterday and I don’t even know how I got the that stage because the question was so hard. I still don’t understand the question :O(
I finished this afternoon and I know I have wrote a load of rubbish and have repeated myself a few times but that was the only way I could get to the word limit.
I don’t know if it is the heat that is effecting me but the question was hard and my mind couldn’t do anything in order to think what the answer could be.
I just hope I pass, if not whatever I get is better than substituting it. 6 years ago
I have had a long think about it and decided to only do one 60 point course per year.
There are lots of reasons why but my main reason is time. I did 120 points and they crossed over for four months, in that time I was doing a 40 hour week and travelling there and back (walking) which was taking up at least another 8 hours of my week. On top of that I still had the other things I need to do so my study really suffered. I was lucky that I had more time than I should of done but if I would of been doing a full time job then there would of been no chance in my carrying on with both courses and I would of had to drop one of them which would of been a shame.
Some people can carry off the 120 points and a full time job and I don’t know how they manage it, I think even if I didn’t have other things I needed to do and get on with I would more than struggle with 120 points.
I really wanted to do 120 points but it wouldn’t be fair on me to do it as I don’t know what I will be doing in three months time let alone 6 months time so I can’t do 120 points.
I have decided to stick with my degree and do AD317 next year which (if I pass) will get my a diploma in religion and will mean I am only one course away from getting my degree (if I pass A217 & A207). I wanted so much to do S103 but I just can’t and my degree comes first so I shall cancel my registration.
What I don’t like is the Oct-Jan break as I lose my motivation but with some luck I will get my course materials in Dec and can start work on it.
I know I will want a month off after my exams anyway so it will be good not to have courses to do :O)
Even at uni you get a summer holiday and I never have that but at least I will have a winter holiday and won’t burn myself out. 6 years ago
Well I got my result back this morning and I am pleased!!
I got my highest mark for the course and I am happy about it and would be mad not to be.
I so can’t believe the scores I am getting on this course and DD100 as they are amazingly high for some strange reason.
What makes it even more better for A217 is it is a level 2 course and last year I really struggled with a level 2 course but then again I didn’t enjoy that course one bit and maybe that had something to do with it (?). Another thing was there was way too much reading and too little time to do it in last year.
I wouldn’t tell my tutor this but I did this TMA in next to no time. It took a couple of hours in total and I just wrote what first came into my head and I thought I hadn’t done anything worth passing because I didn’t think that I remembered anything or went along the right lines within my essay.
She did say, and has said in every TMA, that I don’t know how to structure my essay properly and even though there is a lot of great material in the TMA she can’t mark me on it because of the way it is structured. So I need to work on that as I will get higher marks (or maybe not) so I need to get a book out of library to help me I think!!
Anyway I am happy and just hope I have passed TMA06 (ECA) for DD100!! 6 years ago
Well I finished it and it didn’t take me too long to write which I am very pleased with!! I don’t know if I have done the right thing and am a little worried about it and won’t know how I did until September when I get the results back. I don’t like the fact that we have to wait that long for results when I am sure they know a lot soon if people have passed or haven’t passed!! – oh well.
I do hope I have passed as I did work really hard on this course and gave it my all and got the highest course marks I have ever got which I am pleased about. 6 years ago
I finally finished the TMA. OMG I was having such a hard time getting started because I was ill. The first 900 words were great and I was totally happy with them but then I went out to the Doctors and when I came back I couldn’t concentrate and ended up padding out those words and did 1600 (ish) words. I needed to do 1500-2000 words and really wanted to do nearer the 2000 words because then my tutor would have more to mark me out of.
I do think that I have really messed it up this time :O( 6 years ago
I am substituting this one as I just don’t have the time to do it. It doesn’t really make any difference to my final score. I need to get 30-40% on my final one which is really hard so I need to spend as much time on it as I can.
I wouldn;t normally sub it but I really just don’t have the time to do it as I am on this full time training course right now. 7 years ago