Pop Credit

This morning I received my first marks back on my unit “Pop: Encounters with the Arts and Humanities”. A solid 21/30, giving me a Credit is a good start I think. Like the unit “The Nature of Narrative”, this unit is solely online, but unlike narrative, I’m not terrible at comprehending what to write.

Critical Pass

With an 11 out of 20, I’ve scraped through with a Pass in my Critical Response in unit “The Nature of Narrative”, which I’ll easily confess isn’t a strong suit of mine. The unit is made more difficult by its online nature, while I prefer in-class time.

My next assessment for this unit should be a little easier, as it’s a biographical portrait, far easier to write in my opinion. However, I don’t want to jinx my mark with thought that it’ll be easy.

I would much prefer such a class was taught with a tutor on campus, but the state of affairs at Southern Cross University right now is drastic cuts to funding in the Arts, while it seems every other course is having no such hard times. Supposedly, this is what happens when the new Chancellor has an Engineering background, from what I’ve heard.


The house settled today. By that I mean, Dee-Anne and I now have a place to move into, and to start putting ur budgeting to good use. Over the coming weeks we’ll hopefully get things moved across to the house, so we can move out of Royal Pines as quickly as possible.

It’s going to be strange, not that I haven’t moved several times in my life before, but I’m happy to be starting this new chapter.

If you’d like to send me a postcard, I’ll give you my address!

A Fail & A Pass

Today I learnt my result in Sociology, an assessment I had expected to fail as I really struggled with it. Therefore it wasn’t surprising when I checked my “study desk” and saw an “F”.

Regardless, I wanted to read my feedback, as it’s important. In the feedback I discovered that I’d failed the “understanding” and “analysis” parts but received a distinction in “presentation” – an area I’d really focused on before submitting as I knew I was good at that and there were plenty of marks to be gained in that area.

Thus, in the final comments it was noted that while I’d failed the essay, I still passed the unit. Also, the essay was generally well written.

To say I’m pleased is an understatement as I have now completed 8 units in my first year and been given advanced standing in 2 more. I’m just 6 units away from an Associate Degree of Arts – though will probably continue on next year to attain a Bachelors Degree.

GPA = 5.125.