Final year nerves
WOW in my final year, can’t believe how quick the last three years have gone doesn’t feel like five minutes since I started the 2+2 course at Solihull college.
Not sure whether I’m nervous or excited at the thought of graduating this year, but one thing I do know is I need to get organized. This week I suddenly felt very overwhelmed… the realization that I had a dissertation to start, other assignments and weekly reading and work to do hit me, where did the summer holidays go? I also want to apply for my masters (how do I even write a personal statement!).
At the same time, I’m also attending various university open days and helping my 17-year-old daughter write her personal statement and decide which university she wants to go to (however, proud mom moment).
So anyway, I decided I needed to write myself a plan of action and stick to it. I set myself some time aside to do each piece of work I had for the week but also to write myself some plans for future assignments etc. well its worked I now feel more in control, more motivated and back in the swing of things. I’ve done the work I needed to be done for this week, I’ve submitted my preliminary research proposal, started my first formative essay, contacted careers with regards writing a personal statement, oh yeah and finally got to write another student blog.
So what’s next? Well most of my work is due in after Christmas but as you can probably imagine with four children Christmas is madness, so the holidays don’t actually give me much time to complete work. I am starting my dissertation now and hoping to have the methodology and literature review completed before Christmas, well drafts! And hopefully, my survey will be up and running as soon as I’ve received ethical approval (oh no more surveys for everyone to fill in sorry!). I’m also hoping to make a good start on some of my summative essays as soon as possible as well… that way I can give myself and my kids a good Christmas without stressing over the amount of work I have to do.
Top tips for the run-up Christmas.
· Get organized
· Write yourself a plan of action and stick to it
· Start essays asap don’t leave them all to the Christmas break
· And finally if you’ve done all that enjoy your Christmas.
Good luck with your studies