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Start of a New Year!

August 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Well, I passed MST121 with a semi-respectable 70% and MS221 with a much lower mark (due to exam stress helping me get a low mark in the exam). My TMA average for MS221 however was also a semi-respectable 70% (so i’ll just count that and leave the exam as a lesson learnt).

I am busy working off the SXR103 EMA at the moment and should have it done within a week or so. I am a bit behind everyone else with it, but I had some issues that needed attending to. But I am confident that I will do alright in this one.

Signed up for S207 and SXP288 already and just waiting for the OUSBA forms in the mail (hate that feeling when the mail comes and it’s nothing you want). I will however be dedicating MUCH more time to S207 as I felt that I did not work at all to my potential with MST121 and MS221. I believe should have easily pulled 80-85% or higher on both of those if I had better study habits (which I hope have now corrected). But we will see how it hold.

Good luck to all whom are studying!

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Revision Pack Arrives

August 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Well, a few days ago I received my MST121 revision pack in the post. I was thrilled as it was nice and chunky, just how mail should be đŸ™‚

The Pack contains the main revision book (which is also available on the Open University website in your personal student section in PDF format, along with other learning material), a TMA (Tutor Marked Assignment) and CMA (Computer Marked Assignment. They are the initial “practice” ones and do not count toward your final mark) and a little instruction / information booklet.

The revision book itself is 169 pages and covers:

  • Numbers (Factors, Powers/Indices, Roots, etc.)
  • Measures (Units, Formulas)
  • Basic Figures (Triangles, Rectangles, etc.)
  • Coordinates and Lines (Cartesian Coordinates)
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Graphs and Functions
  • Geometry

And of course contains a solutions part at the back of the book.

Other than that, not a lot new has happened unfortunately. I am also struggling to get the hours to study, so I am a fair bit behind where I should be. I have only covered Numbers, Measures and Algebra (Still not finished Algebra fully) from the other book I was learning from.

S288 – Practical Science

July 24, 2011 3 comments

Well, before I begin I would like to let you know that The Open University’s 2plus2 has officially been renamed OpenPlus (as I was told it would happen a few weeks back). From now on in this blog, I will call it OpenPlus.

Other than that, I have received word that the new S288 module from the Open University has a one week residential component in the Observatorio AstronĂ³mico de Mallorca (OAM)! It is exactly the same as the discontinued module SXR208 (at least this is what I was told). From what I read too, regular S288 is different from OpenPlus S288;

“Practical Science (The 2plus2 strand of S288, which includes residential components)”.

This will be my last module with The Open University, and I must say it is a fantastic way to end off my studies there!

A New Horizon

July 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Well it finally happened. The Open University contacted me! Although it is not as dramatic as I make out, they contacted me to says they will contact me. They also gave me a URL to a small quiz, which can be found here: http://www.open.ac.uk/2plus2/4-Physics-ready.shtm. Try to not look at the solutions paper before finishing the quiz (as the solutions are right there by the quiz).

Now that I have at least received confirmation that everything is going smoothly over there, I can now start my pre-studies in peace of mind. Which I am going to start on Monday morning (just to make things easier and give me ample time to prepare).

Also, there is a very nice Maths for Science notes book that is available free from The Open University here: http://www.open.ac.uk/skillsforstudy/maths-skills-ebook-for-science.php

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