Only procrastinated getting started on uni things for a couple of days…. just doing my Syntax readings now, thinking that I should have memories of a lot of this (and I do) but seriously there are things that I draw a complete blank on. Like clitics? Or postpositions (which makes sense but I didn’t realise that had their own name. Mind. Blown! :p
Now to procrastinate the Second language acquisition reading. That textbook (the green one in the last post) is huge!
I like that this subject is challenging my beliefs about literacy and its instruction.
I like hearing and reading the viewpoints of others, taking it in, resorting my own ideas, and then trying to get them out on paper.
I like feeling “authorised” to delve further into the assessment side of it than usual with a couple of my students. Being able to spend more time, and justify it. To be able to use my learning to shape what approaches I take at work, to influence my own and others’ practice.
I like that the others in the course are happy to share resources. The beauty of post-grad study, we’re in it for our own development, not to “beat” the other students. I do have memories from undergrad speech when people would hide short term loan items so only they could use them, or check out all the books on dysphagia from the library two weeks before the assignment was due. Thankfully I could search out the info I needed in other ways. But it just made it harder.
In the real world people help each other. And learn from each other. I like this real world (and like doing online via moodle!)
Things I have done today: Some reading for uni Bought noms for the Steamboat tonight. Including baby octopus and fish balls. And now am about to: Colour my hair. Purple. The more reading. Ahh student life.
Everyone loves a cheap feed, hey? Especially when they’ve been drinking and celebrating Rish submitting his thesis! Woo! Grabbed a table on Friday night at Shanghai Dumpling Cafe under Uni Lodge for a dinner that worked out at 10.70/head. I’m not really sure what we ordered, a bunch of noodles and dumplings, 10 dishes for […]
Ran outside today, from ANU union, past the dish and the colleges and to the boathouse where you can hire things and back. Feet hurt a little, and had to contend with the fluff, but it was lovely to get out. The hill was a killer! Needed it, after the presentation yesterday, and various other […]
The next 5-6 weeks are going to be a mess of essays, presentations and reports for Uni, all while trying to continue with most of the rest of life… So I may be a little absent in that time. (Dreaming of Summer Holidays in Newcastle) Would you like to share with the bloggy world what […]
A day in the library, making sense of my data, I can and will get this all done. It may not wind up all purrty, but that’s okay. It will still be good, make sense and reflect well upon me. Right? Week 402 Intruder :: Alert Repelled :: stench Trench coat :: mafia Lipstick :: […]
My friends are slowly getting their PhDs done… and the celebrations are slowly beginning… Wine, vodka (did you know that North bar were doing infusions again?), beer, and carb-loading at Mama’s. A little blurry! Bring on the rest… soon?