Thursday, July 07, 2011

M362 TMA02

Too busy to update my blog very often - and it's only when something like a TMA result comes in that my mind goes into 'blog-mode'. So you have probably guessed now that I have a TMA result - and you would be correct.

I suppose the first thing to say is that I have not been able to devote the time to M362 that I would wish - there is a major non-OU worry that I have (and that's all I will say) but it is diverting my attention and concentration away from my studying (as it has to, and as it should). So I submitted my TMA with a couple of sub-questions left incomplete. I know that I could have answered them but my mind just could not concentrate and I figured that it would be better to just submit the damn thing as it was, rather than write a load of coblers and have my tutor wondering what I was on about.

I'm waffling. It's a habit.

So, knowing that I had submitted a less than satisfactory TMA I braced myself for a low score. I figured that 70% would be about right (I hadn't calculated that - it just 'felt' that's what it should be). So I was a bit surprised to find that I had scored 85%. Then I kicked myself - if only I had written that load of coblers then I might have managed another point or two (or perhaps not ... if it really was coblers). But hang on a minute ... 85% is great - where has my sense of perspective gone? I'm happy with 85. In fact I'm very happy with 85.

And as for the course - I'm enjoying it. The first block was pretty much all Concurrency and was very interesting but a bit dry and academic [Ed: This is a University you know - it's supposed to be academic], but the second block is full on multi-tier application development. And I have to say that I am finding it very interesting - even my rusty Java has been dusted off and put to good use.

Got to start on TMA 03 now - and I am already two weeks behind.


Simon said...


good to see things are still going well, I haven't gotten around to updating my last two TMA results as I have just had a few of those months (wedding season has arrived!!) I hope your non-OU distraction is nothing serious and that everything is well. Fantastic assignment score keep up the good work! Its a thoroughly enjoyable module to get your teeth into, I do miss programming chat applications etc!


Santiago said...

Hi Simon,
I hope things are going better everyday for you and that you're well.

I opened a blog (bscbefore31dec2014) here in and would like to add you to my blog roll if you agree with it.


Simon said...

Hi Santiago, Sorry for the big delay. You are very welcome to add me to your blog roll. Keep well, Simon.

Santiago said...

Hi Simon,
Thanks for your reply, I have added you today so it's me now who needs to say sorry for the big delay ;-).

I have been studying for my M363 exam that I will have tomorrow morning and did not visit too much other blogs due to it.


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