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A Week As A Final Year Student On Christmas Break

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Julia Tattersall | French and Economics Contact Julia
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Unfortunately, gone are the days where Christmas break meant catching up with friends and catching up on Netflix series. With the pandemic continuing to take a toll on our social lives, especially since I’ve been living in a tier 4 zone since December 19, socialising with friends from back home is clearly out of the picture. However, I doubt I would have had much time for it anyways with the pile of work I have to get through. That said, I have been rather proud of how motivated and productive I have been recently, and thought I’d show you what a *good* week looks like for me, as a final year student on Christmas break.

Monday 21:

I started the week making progress on a 4,500 word essay I need to write for a French culture class. I already finished the secondary reading and planning earlier in the month, and so decided to go through each argument one by one to sketch out my first draft.

Tuesday 22:

I carried on with the culture essay drafting for the majority of the day. It always takes me time to sculpt paragraphs for written essays like this.

Wednesday 23:

On Wednesday, I had a look over some French grammar exercises. Even though final years aren’t examined officially on grammar, it is useful to refresh what you have been taught in previous years, as it will be needed in your essay writing and translation exam.

Thursday 24:

The following day, I continued with the essay for the morning and then moved onto my Economics Dissertation. I have an examined presentation in week 5 of next term and so need to prepare some slides and analysis. I hadn’t looked at my dissertation for a while – which is always a bad idea – and so it took some time to get up to scratch with where I left off.

Friday 25:

On Christmas Day, I had the whole day off: a well-deserved break. I have never worked on this day, or any other holiday for that matter, whether it be my birthday or Easter. Realistically, work will always accumulate to fill the time you give it. So, if you don’t section out specific rest days, you will never find time for yourself. And anyways, you’ll be more productive if you take a few days off every once in a while.

Saturday 26:

Boxing Day isn’t as much of a big deal in my family, and so whilst I definitely wasn’t as productive as I could have been, I still tried to get on with some work. I started a French book that I needed to read for my Oral class to lightly ease myself back into work. I went for a walk in the woods with my family and then played board games in the evening.

Sunday 27:

I ended up finishing the French book and writing up notes on each chapter so I don’t forget it by the time the exam comes (typical!). I helped prepare dinner for my family and went for a run in the evening.

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Julia Tattersall | French and Economics Contact Julia
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