Sunday, 31 January 2016

DD309 : Living Political Lives - TMA03 Marked and Returned

Pass 1.

Surprised doesn't come close !

I did put quite a lot of effort into this essay, and I have to admit that having not gone back to it for two weeks re-reading it this evening it seemed much better that I remember it being at the time of submission.I guess I was just too close to it then.

My tutor again gave thorough and detailed criticism of my essay, and I think I am very lucky that they were happy to accept some 'left-field' arguments and unconventional examples that I had included - possibly to amuse myself.

Anyway, hugely encouraging and what is needed to get me to push on with the next section.

Monday, 18 January 2016

DD309 : Living Political Lives - TMA03 Submitted

This has been another less than stella TMA, can't quite get excited over the arguments about giving trees political rights. Aristotle, Bentham and Rawls made sense, of sorts, Stone was an interesting read, but Latour was dreadfully dry and dull.

A Pass 3 pass or better would suit me. I have put quite a lot of effort into this TMA but I feel my lack of engagement with the arguments may be obvious.

Oh well, time will tell.....

Now to religion, what could possibly go wrong here........

Saturday, 16 January 2016

DD309 : Living Political Lives - Week 14

Well I was really looking forward this this section, but I have a TMA to finish for Room 2.

Life is busy, and I have been finding it difficult to motivate myself to study, however I thin I have found a hook on which to hang the Political Animal TMA, so the writing of this is now more focused and I am about half way through the word count.

Hopefully, Aristotle and Bentham have provided the platform o which to drag in another couple of theorists and a NEXIS thing.

TMA03, you will be finished tomorrow and then on to religion......

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and I hope 2016 is good for everyone.

Having started this degree in January 2011, 2016 should be my final year with the OU. I would like to do more study, but I have simply been priced out of the education market, and anyway unfortunately the value of many generic degrees has reduced markedly, so when the PPE ends I will pursue other areas of interest -  top of the currently list is learning the electric guitar.

Anyway, have a good 2016 and I wish you every success with your endeavours.