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Someone PLEASE kick me arse!!!

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OohMrDarcy Mon 27-May-13 20:40:11

Am an OU student, currently studying two modules (TM128 and TT284) first one has EMA due tomorrow (!) and also have a TMA due for second one (level 2 module) ... have already arranged an extension for this as simply not doable with due dates otherwise


I can't get motivated tonight to finish the blasted EMA! I have had a good stab at most of the questions, and if by some fluke of fate I got those right, I have enough marks to pass.... I have 2 questions still to answer and they are worth 30% of the marks.... I NEED to get my arse in geat and have a stab at them tonight - every little helps with the marks after all!

Instead, I am nosing on mn, fb, twitter, email etc - basically anything other than this blasted EMA - I will be over the moon to be shot of the bloody thing tbh!

And to top off my mood, once that is finished, I have a one way ticket to the level 2 TMA - which is pretty hellish (and annoying considering the first one on that module I found a piece of piss and got 90% in!)


macreturnofthe Mon 27-May-13 20:44:02

i'm having the same problem with my dissertation - lit review due tomz, need 6000 words, have under 1000.

get on with it!!!

OohMrDarcy Mon 27-May-13 20:46:39

I will if you will!?!

macreturnofthe Mon 27-May-13 20:48:41

i just need to check fb first!!

OohMrDarcy Mon 27-May-13 20:49:30

you are no help whatsoever!!!

sending a virtual slap - Right... this is it - If I can work solidly for an hour I am having a glass of wine

macreturnofthe Mon 27-May-13 20:49:36

no seriously - lets do till 9.20 solid work then meet back here to cheer ourselves on - deal???

OohMrDarcy Mon 27-May-13 20:52:18


macreturnofthe Mon 27-May-13 21:23:22

well - did it work?? I have written 200 words, which I'm fairly impressed with - you??

OohMrDarcy Mon 27-May-13 21:24:27

I am doing well - you?

I have read and understood the question, dug out my related book and started working it through - and done about 1/4 of the words needed for this question so far (reading and ensuring I understand each bit as I go)

Will finish this one within the hour I think (providing motivation remains) and then make a start on the LAST one....!

macreturnofthe Mon 27-May-13 21:29:49

well done - i'm getting there too, if the bloody literature was written in plain english it wouldn't take so long though!!

Keep up the good work

OohMrDarcy Mon 27-May-13 21:38:29

check in again at 10 ?

macreturnofthe Mon 27-May-13 21:40:57


macreturnofthe Mon 27-May-13 22:03:16

hope it is going well for you - in the interests of my sanity I am off for a power nap, too many large documents and long words for my liking this weekend.

Good luck with it all, just break it all down into chunks, I have had to do that for this project. In total I need 20,000 words, which is mad, so i have broken it all down into chapters, sub titles and paragraphs.

Take my advice though, never do an MA!!!

OohMrDarcy Mon 27-May-13 22:03:40

How you doing? I have finished my stab at the first question and am well on my way with the second... then I just need to re-read the whole thing, down a glass of wine, submit with my fingers crossed and fall in a heap in bed!


macreturnofthe Mon 27-May-13 22:05:06

Well done!!! Super effort, enjoy the wine and the sleep

OohMrDarcy Mon 27-May-13 22:07:30

20,000 words?!?!?!?! farking hell!!! Enjoy your nap - my brain would be fried!!!

OohMrDarcy Tue 28-May-13 21:04:22

I got the EMA in - not my best work but 99% sure there is more than enough to pass, and its level 1 so makes no odds long term as long as I pass it....

I now have about 8 days to get this other TMA done (level 2) bring it on!

OohMrDarcy Tue 09-Jul-13 21:29:38

Is anyone there to kick my arse again?! Got a level 2 TMA (TT284 TMA03) due in on Thursday - I am over half way but doing the programming bit now is draining my brain, I just can't concentrate in this heat

and to top it off I have the EMA to start working on straight after, so can't really push the date further........SAVE me!

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