I've done it. I've finished my philosophy module.
I don't think anyone quite fully understood how important this was to me. Well it was, and it was important for the following reasons:
- It's the first OU module I've actually completed since 2005 (due to cancelling modules for various personal reasons and doing my foundation degree etc).
- It's the first level 3 module I've done so it's also the most challenging one I've done.
- It's a level 3 philosophy module... Need I say more.
While I was winding down from it yesterday I started to reflect on the time I'd actually spent on it and decided that while I've done quite well on it, I've not put anywhere near the effort possible for this module. The OU has SO much information which is available at your fingertips; library resources filled with journals and book extracts and more, online games to help you cement your knowledge, module forums where you can quiz your fellow students.
It's tough when you're studying part time and have other commitments alongside but I've made the promise to myself that for this last module I'll try and make the most of all of the available resources; go to tutorials, keep in touch with the tutor, have a presence on the module forum etc etc ad infinitum.
And it all begins today.