Phew, pretty much sums up that one!
I had an extension of a few days, but had to get it in as the next one is due in three weeks and I can't let myself fall behind.
So the reason that I had the extension was because I had a small saboteur to contend with while I sat writing at my desk (AKA the dining room table.)
|The best distraction in the world...|
This one was a compare and contrast essay. There is so much information and it is really hard to drill down what I wanted to say. I've read and re-read it so many times that I am not even sure if I managed to say what I wanted to say, or in the end, if I really understood what I said.
The last essay was a compare and contrast and I did well, but this one was really really hard. In fact, this is the hardest essay I have ever written ever. I am not holding out much hope for an amazing mark, but I couldn't have written a better essay on the subject - I did what I thought was right and I think that counts for something, right?
None. Haven't got the time. I barely have the time to read what I need to read to answer the questions. Although I did pick up my old A200 books to fill in some gaps in my knowledge on the Napoleonic empire. Napoleon was bonkers wasn't he, really.
TMA 04 is a document question.
I love document questions. In my heart I am an historian - I love the real evidence, I love to immerse myself in it.
We can pick our own document.
I have picked The diary of Thomas Thistlewood.
It is horrific reading. Thistlewood was an English slaver from Lincolnshire who owned a plantation in Jamiaca. His accounts are absolutely horrifying. If you are interested, the Liverpool Slavery Museum is a great place to start, and of course, a lot of Liverpool's amazing buildings were built on the back of slavery - streets names after 'great' plantation owners.
This next block is all about slavery. History from below - the real experiences of slaves. This is my kind of history, this is what I may go on to specialise in if I can. I think it is still so relevant today, and it fascinates me.
I recently watched 12 Years A Slave - good film. But I preferred Amazing Grace - this dealt with the abolitionist cause - I read all about this in A200.
Still loving this course, love being a student.
Anyway, that's it really. For now I'll crack on with my reading, hopefully get to write TMA 04 pretty quickly and then onwards. I'll be updating once the result is in for this one.