This is mostly for me, so that I can try and keep things straight in my own mind.
I’ve started to let go of the grade thing, but I am still going to try and get both my test and my Discussion Topic in on time, this time. For my various classes…
Metadata: I have two Theme 3 lectures to watch, which I hope to get done tomorrow morning (it seems like the Themes build on each other, which is why I’m organizing it this way). Then I can work on my two readings for Theme 4. After that, I have 3 Theme 4 Lectures to get through, which I’m not certain I’ll be able to wholly complete tomorrow. After all that is out of the way, I will be able to complete my Theme 4 Discussion Post (which takes priority), and my late post. The latter of which, I may not get credit on, and which takes last priority (it’s already late): but it will be a useful exercise, anyway.
The Metadata class takes top priority for me, as I’ve basically decided to aim myself down a Digital Services track, and this class applies to that.
Cataloging comes in second. I don’t have to worry about questions of the type on the exercise I bombed. From the looks of things, I should be able to assemble a set of answers before…wait, I think it’s due Monday morning. That gives me some extra time. What I really had trouble on were the Subject Heading questions, not the categorization questions or the MARC questions. After that, there are two essay topics I can address, which should help.
I can also watch the two Help sessions I missed, if I need it Actually, one of the Help Sessions is probably entirely useless for the test, as it’s on Subject Headings (what I bombed and will not be tested on, this time), and I think I have extra exercises I can try, to test my skill and the systems’ logic (or to use as refreshers).
I also have a guide to one of the systems printed out…it may be good to read that before attempting the test. I’d have to do this, probably partially on Saturday, and then reserve the rest of Sunday to complete the test (after completing the Discussion Topic for Metadata — I’m not sure I’ll be fully done with all the lectures by Saturday night, and I want to get the DT out of the way, as it’s a small assignment which will distract me).
After that, I need to finish reading Chapter 4 in Research Methodologies, then read Chapter 6 and view the two lectures I haven’t. If I get tired of the other two classes, I can also try switching modes to this, as it also needs to get done, sometime.
And…Spring Break is coming up, so I will get a chance to rest! I normally don’t pay attention to special days, so I didn’t even know I’d get a break.
The last thing I’m thinking of is a Discussion Post on survey questions — if I’m going to use the survey format, which…I didn’t know that I didn’t have to do. Interviews and focus groups sound much more on-point for my project. And I only have about a month and a half to assemble the thing before classes are out…I’ve gotta remember that.
Today it was easier to work on my assignments…somehow, I was ready, and I was able to feed myself some good stuff while I studied. I had to get up and out early for an appointment, then came back and successfully tried not to go back to sleep by exercising a bit and drinking some soup to warm myself, plus brewing some green tea. Tea freakin’ helps. It didn’t hurt that we had senbei, either. I’ve just got to be sure not to overeat when studying near the kitchen…but I had a number of nice quiet, sunny hours in the morning where I could watch the poppies open and have things silent (or alternately, with family, which did make things less lonely).