I haven’t been into this blog for a while, been a bit busy with work and a whole heap of other things happening. Just checked out the WordPress Reader and really interested to see that my former student colleagues are back onto the blog as part of their current unit. When procrastination strikes I will have a quick read and see how things are going.
And that is in fact the root of my problem at the moment, procrastination! This term is not going as well as the first two, for a number of reasons. Studying has become a challenge, we have friends living the in ground floor of our house, a family of 5. Previously I had an area down there as my study space, where I could just get stuff done, without interruption or distraction. Now that’s not the case and all I have is kitchen table upstairs, where I try and get stuff done while the general chaos of family life continues around me. The other factor is that I’m just not into the units this term and there’s reasons for that as well.
LAWS20058 is practically identical to LAWS11030, which I did in term 1 when I was on the bachelor course. It is interesting, but there’s nothing new (apart from the textbook), so it’s not grabbing my focus as much. I’m most of the way through the assignment and getting my notes in order for the exam and not much else at the moment. All is this probably just as well as STAT20029 is driving me insane.
This is a unit I am finding a series challenge and making me regret my choices. I can do the functional maths that I need for work, not a problem. But if you want me to work out the probability of “woman aged 28 – 55 in the workforce who are married”, sorry I haven’t a clue! I last did statistics over 25 years ago, and while I understood it enough then, I’m struggling now. It may just be week 4’s probability section, and I really hope it is, either way it’s been bringing me down.
Which brings me back to procrastination. I’ve one unit I’m not fully engaged with and one unit I’m finding hard and no real study space, which means I procrastinate. I write my running blog, I go for runs, suddenly I really need to sort out my sock drawer. I know I shouldn’t, I know what I’ve got to do, I’m just not doing it as well as I should. To overcome this though I have been spending entire days at the CQU library in Bundy. The sad thing is even spending eight hours on a subject it doesn’t feel like it’s sinking in. Which compounds the issue. Fortunately they are both open book exams and P’s make degrees so all is not lost.
I spent the day in the library on Sunday and slacked off the last three days, obviously it’s been Christmas, and as smallest childs birthday is Christmas Eve time needed to be spent getting ready for all that and then enjoying the day. Now that’s all over it’s time to get my act together and get on with it. After all it’s not going to learn itself.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas. I going to read my law text book and do some calcs as long as I don’t get distracted….
hey look a squirrel!