Weeks 10 & 11
During these two weeks my Psychology course materials arrived. I ticked everything off against the check sheet that came with the delivery and then put the package to one side until I was mentally prepared to start looking through the work.
My previous course was in mathematics and I managed to get so far behind I was struggling to get the assignments in on time, working all night just to finish the work. I started off extremely well but by the time I was on the third assignment, I was flicking through the study books trying to make sense of what I should already have learnt. That was one of the many difficult times in my life and the stress from that, trying to stay on top of my job and dealing with a lot of home issues started to take its toll. However, I was lucky, I passed my course, changed all areas of my life and started to move forward in a positive stream. I had a make a gamble and so far its been the rignt choice!
Eventually I sat down and un-packed the materials, putting the book behind my bed (easily accessible, this is where the books I’m reading and my notebooks go), looking over the website only to find it still wasn’t active and read through the introductory booklet that came with the work.
During the 2nd week the site opened enough for me to start on my course ahead of schedule. I was expecting to be dumped straight into the abyss but surprisingly this wasn’t how it was at all. The first weeks work was set to concentrate on how the course website worked, how to navigate the webpages and links, understand the basic terminology and different types of material (such as web or book) and introduce us into the world of Psychology.
I didn’t complete the full weeks worth of work during this time, although I managed to complete half of it and set aside time for the last bit when the course actually went ‘live’.