I’ve borrowed some Palgrave books from the library as I want to get better at my commentaries. After reading the first chapter I know I am definitely not full-time university material. One thing is abundantly clear – I have no idea how to study efficiently, effectively or intelligently.
I don’t know what the C.R.E.A.M method is yet – I haven’t got that far. I am still wading through tips on how to boost memory and exercises to establish my strengths. I’m cheating a lot by skimming paragraphs, and my notes consist of 6 words. They are ‘time management’, ‘self-evaluation’ and ‘methods, organisation and strategy’. Already I am forgetting why I wrote them.
I haven’t completed a qualification since my GCSE’s so will I actually manage to obtain a whole degree? If I can pass A363 at level 3, then I think I can.
Ultimately it’s not important whether I pass. Lots of writers have succeeded without a formal education. However, if my writing is well presented and error free, surely I will stand a better chance of catching someone’s eye.