I quite like the idea of documenting my feelings whilst trundling through my final two modules. Today however isn’t going to be such a positive post. I know I will wake up tomorrow and feel totally differently but today I feel swamped and deflated. I knew I was in for a long and tough journey this final year with doing a level 2 module overlapped with a level 3 and both being psychology – previously I had only studied criminology. I am really enjoying all of the material and finding it fascinating. So many areas which I never thought I would be so interested in I am now developing a real love for however there is so much material to cover for DSE212 I often find myself just staring at the timetable and the pile of textbooks wondering where to start! Last week I felt on top of the world, I had the weeks work completed by Wednesday and so had time to dig deeper in areas of interest and even had time to briefly plan TMA 02 which isn’t due until January! This week it is a different story, I had today blocked out to get a few sections of Chapter 5 read however nothing seems to be sticking! It is taking me hours to read a couple of paragraphs and I do not feel motivated at all. I am going to take an hours break and then come back to it with fresh eyes. For anyone who is considering DSE212 or has it as a compulsory module (9 weeks in) my advice would be to stay on top of the study calendar, enjoy the fantastic material but be prepared for A LOT of reading!
What tips do you have for coping with the workload when you feel disinterested?