Today was such a fun and exciting day. So much happened, which I should probably actually go into detail about for a change.
So I got up late, as I am wont to do, and I was told that I had to get washed and dressed because we were going to the cinema today. This was information brought up yesterday. We were going to watch two films, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ and ‘Doctor Strange’. My father booked the tickets yesterday, so that we were assured seats today. This is an important fact to remember.
So we get in the car, pick up my mother and head off to the cinema. We got there pretty close to the starting time, but there were no car parking spaces anywhere. We spent a good 10-15 minutes looking, before eventually driving a few minutes down the road to another car park. At this point, the film should have started, so we were running late.
We get into the cinema and go over to the automatic check in machines to get our tickets. The machine, strangely, tells us that there is no booking under our booking number. So we decide to go and talk to the people at the other desk. Upon arriving there, they inform my father that the bookings were for yesterday. Oh good.
So my mother and I went to sit down while my father spoke to the ticket people. A little while later, he came back and told us that they had moved our bookings to today, thankfully. Plus, the viewing of ‘Fantastic Beasts’ that was today was not yet started.
So, we got in and watched the film, without missing any of it and life was good. It was a very good film, as are most that I watch. I enjoyed it.
Anyway, after that we went and ate. That was also nice. I had a chicken burger and it was joyous. I love food, despite only having one meal a day usually.
Then we headed back to the cinema for the second film of the day, ‘Doctor Strange’. That one went off without a hitch and was also excellent. Love a bit of Broccoli Candyman, he was a good lead actor.
Then we came home and went to bed. And that is where I am now. I have had a small headache for a little while now, but that should go away soon, since I shall be going to bed. Before that I might just have a small rant about university.
So, the last week has been ridiculous in its workload. I mean, maybe I am just an entitled douche, but I haven’t had a break from work all week, until today. I have had a bit of work to do every day, due to the 4 formatives we had to do. And I still haven’t done the 4th.
So, I spent Monday and Tuesday doing my Tort law formative coursework, Wednesday revising for my Public law formative exam, Thursday in university all day doing the Public law exam and then a Tort lecture and Friday revising for my Equity and Trusts formative exam, which I actually wrote yesterday. Plus I have two tutorials to prepare for Tuesday, as well as my Policing formative exam to do for Tuesday. Unless I used my whole weekend to work as well, there is no way it would be possible to do all the work.
That is especially true given that the reading for the Policing tutorial this week is apparently over 100 pages of the textbook. The textbook that takes a few minutes at least to read a page.
No wonder students give up on doing their tutorial reading. It gets in the way of every part of your life and you start thinking that if you can only do part of the work, why bother doing any of it, since the questions they ask might be completely different to the reading that you did manage to do anyway. Besides, someone else in the tutorial will answer the questions for you anyway.
They actually told us to speak with other people in the tutorials about splitting up the reading into parts so that we could all read a part and then share the knowledge with the rest of the group. That says a lot. Not only do I barely speak to most of the people in my tutorials, I have no guarantee that they would get the relevant information, or summarise it in a useful manner. It is just an excuse to get away with setting far too much reading.
Besides, I am probably going to do a lot of reading over the holidays, where I don’t have to stress over deadlines or coming into university every other day. I can just get my head down and try to understand all the reading without being judged by how fast I can do it.
Anyway, that is my little rant done. I shall just try to do as much of the work as I can tomorrow. If I don’t do enough, I have plenty of excuses. No laptop, 3 other formatives to work on, having a life outside of university and actually wanting a weekend to myself being among them.
Have a great Monday everyone!
Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.