Day 642: The 29th of April

The days start coming and they don’t stop coming, eh?

Today was nice. You can tell I didn’t work too hard. Still, there isn’t too much to talk about. So I shan’t keep you. I shall instead leave.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.


Day 641: The 28th of April

Well, I mean, that is just what happens.

I ended up not working today. Too much stuff going down to concentrate on anything. It is probably for the best, taking a step back from it. Still got plenty of time to crank it out. In theory.

Tomorrow is yet to come, eh?

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 640: The 27th of April

Well, we are getting there. I’ll be glad to put Policing to one side for a while.

Honestly I will probably have to rework this draft before I submit it at the end of next month. I’ll feel better and more relaxed if I at least have something to submit though. After I finish writing tomorrow I can start researching for the second Policing question and once that is done I can actually start the proper law coursework.

Still, if I want to get this stuff done, I need to be well rested. So I shall head off. Otherwise I am just going to make myself panic about this all over again.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 639: The 26th of April

I went out for a drink or four tonight.

Now I am tired and ready for a lovely bed. Just have to write up this post. Then tomorrow I can write my first coursework answer and start researching for the second one. Joy.

Until then, I’ll be sleeping. Adios.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 638: The 25th of April

I needed that pep talk.

I’ve been wasting far too much time recently. Starting tomorrow I am going to be kicking myself into gear and working hard. That probably means that the length of these posts is going to drop even further as I spend every moment either on a break or working.

Honestly I have just felt so unmotivated for a long while and I need to turn this around now. I still have time to get a decent grade for this semester, it just requires that I take the time to get it. That means tomorrow I shall be starting a strict schedule of work, beginning by finishing off the research for Policing. I can’t cut corners, as I have been trying to do.

When you stress about getting something done, you rush it and end up with a worse product that took longer than if you had taken the time to get it done right the first time. This is a fact that I knew, yet I still let myself fall into the same trap time and time again. Once Policing is done I will be one step closer to finishing this year.

Plus, Policing is definitely the most annoying module to research, all things considered. I will be glad to get back to case law for the other two modules I have coursework for. Of course, they still have their fair share of critical commentary to read up on, but at least there is some groundwork to latch onto.

So, it is off to sleep. Set the alarm for early tomorrow and make these days I have left count. I have 25 days to write 9000 words of coursework. If the writing of each 1500 words were to take a day at most, as it would if I had all the research in front of me, I would only need 6 days. That means 19 days of research time, really. I plan to cover most of the Policing reading tomorrow, if I can. And I can.

Let’s sleep. Then let’s actually work.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 637: The 24th of April

I did it, boys! I started my coursework.

And that is the first step to finishing the damn thing. Honestly, I think I can get quite a lot of it done tomorrow, given the time. After all, the bit I am currently on is only 1500 words. Just have to write one sentence at a time, get my referencing down and read up on all my additional research. If all goes well… I might actually feel confident by the end of the week.

I think this is going to be the most challenging piece of coursework, to be frank. Simply the lack of any real law means that it is a lot of unclear areas to tackle. I think I can still manage to pass the module at least and I will try my best to get an excellent piece of work written up.

I shall probably set my alarm tonight, simply to give me some more time to work. I won’t start as soon as I wake up, mind you. I like to have a warm up period of a little while just to get my desire to game out of my system. Still, if I can keep a steady writing pace, we should be in the money.

Time to sleep for now though.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 636: The 23rd of April

Another day out at the nephew house.

Did not work as hard today. Felt a bit off all day, really. Mood-wise, not as in any sort of illness. Just slightly irritable. No big deal though. Glad to be back in the warm. I get pretty annoyed in the cold. Probably reminds me of long hours spent at Clapham Junction.

Going to bed now, by the light of my lava lamp. Pleasant dreams everyone.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 635: The 22nd of April

Out for a long time today. Was being as helpful as I can manage.

Helped my father build a fence in my sister’s garden, while also taking care of Corwin when I was not needed. It was a tiring time and freezing cold too as the evening went on. At least I got some delicious food to make up for it when we got back to the house.

Was nice to get out and get some perspective on things, really. Been in a bit of a rut as far as this coursework is concerned. I am feeling a little better about it now, though I still wish to email my lecturer with a question or two before I can be fully sure of myself.

It is about time for me to head off. We all have a weekend to continue enjoying, do we not? No need to be worrying about anything this late at night.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 633: The 20th of April

Well, I gathered some articles today, but tomorrow is where the main body of work begins.

I can’t believe I fell back to sleep after my alarm went off. It is because I knew I’d have to work if I got up. Such a pain. At least I feel confident that I have enough time to get all my coursework done. The only reason I am stressing about it is because I want to justify to others that I did the work over the holidays, even though we still have until the end of May to finish them off.

I shouldn’t worry about that really. I should worry about getting each one done, not rushing to get them all done if they won’t be as good. I can afford to take the time with them. That means reading all the articles I found, getting references together and probably looking for additional materials on top of them.

Stressing only makes the work worse. Have a good Friday.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.