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After a long absence…

I now feel ready to start blogging again.  I’m not sure how frequently. I’ve re-started my History degree… and, as you may have noticed I’ve posted the rather sketchy “study diary” that I started when AA100 started. So far, AA100 has proved interesting.  The trouble is, The Arts, doesn’t really appeal to me as a route to go down, however, I do enjoy classical studies and religious studies.  My first assignment was a 500 word essay on the relationship between […]

Doctor Faustus – A Different Interpretation

The second chapter of Book 1, Reputations focused on Doctor Faustus, written by Christopher Marlowe in the late 16th Century.  Taking the stance of a Morality Play, it features Dr John Faustus, an excellent scholar, who feels he has learned all he can by human means.  He makes a deal with Mephistopheles that, for a period of twenty-four years, he will live a life of luxury and unimaginable knowledge.  However, in doing so, and refusing to repent, Faustus in damned […]

Much more positive……

My post earlier today summed up how much I was struggling with the second part of the first TMA for AA100.  However, this evening, I am feeling much more positive.  I have 491 words of Part 2 and still have the in-text references to add.  It’s a good feeling, although how much of it I’ve written that makes sense is still debatable.  The joy of having 3 weeks left before it having to be submitted is that I have plenty […]

Struggling already?

I’m currently 3 weeks ahead of the course planner, allowing for half term (where I will have to take a week off because I have no childcare and two monkeys to look after) and the extra time it will take to write my assignments. I thoroughly enjoyed Cleopatra and Doctor Faustus but the chapter on Cezanne was one of the most boring I had ever come across.  I became bored and kept getting sidetracked by housework throughout the chapter.  I […]

The start of my degree……

I’m studying with the final goal of earning a BA History with honours with the Open University… I studied DD101 – Introducing the Social Sciences in 2010 when my youngest was just 8 weeks old.  I haven’t studied since because of family commitments and many other factors.  Now though, with my princess starting Nursery in January I’ve decided to delve back in. My second level 1 course, AA100 – The Arts Past and Present started on the 6th October and […]