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The Books Have Arrived!

August 24, 2012 1 comment

My S207 books arrived yesterday! They are quite a colourful set I must say. There are eight of them, but the first one does not really count as it is more on an introduction booklet rather than actual learning material. It still is an interesting read though. I have only very briefly leafed though some of the other ones.

At around 200-250 pages per book the eight stacked do make a solid block. For a 60 credit module i’d expect nothing less (the combined 60 credits from MST121 & MS221 are actually around the same height when stacked next to each other).

I have already worked my way through most of book 1 and and am itching in anticipation to get stuck in and start book 2 (which is about motion). But I had better finish my SXR103 EMA first I guess.

The OUSBA forms for SXP288 Mallorca arrived a few days ago. I just need to fill them in tonight and send it off this weekend. Yippee. Lancaster University is not looking so far away now! 😛

 

 

***Edit: I do realise that there has been some rather large gaps between posting my “spurts”. I’ll try to post more often and not leave gaps.***

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!

Um, I mean… SXP288 – Practical Science: Physics and Astronomy

July 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Alright, thanks to David’s comments I was able to catch out a mistake and learn more about this particular “module”.

First thing is first, S288 is SXP288. This is because it appears that S288 refers to a general science module for The Open University, but not the individual topics. In my case, SXP288 is the more physics and astronomy orientated one. Another one for example, is SXL288 – Practical Science: Biology and Health.

According to the website, SXP288 has the option of going to Mallorca for three days. All of the other modules will last three days as well. SXG288 – Practical Science: Earth and Environment & SXE288 – Practical Science: Practical Environmental Science, will both have two residential trips lasting a total of three days each.

Now for some links: