So it's February and it's freezing and college is not really the place I want to be right now.
I suppose I should be glad I'm not in the part of the country where there's so much snow people are having to abandon cars, and I'm certainly
glad I'm not in the -30C temperatures in America! Honestly, we have it pretty mild here. There wasn't even snow in my village until this morning (although there is a fair bit at my college), and buses haven't particularly been affected for me (which is surprising, because in this area we are seriously
unprepared for snow - or any particular weather for that matter, except rain).
Still, normal life goes on and college remains open. Lesson-wise it's been a very interesting week! I've learnt about the major mass extinctions in Geology (it's very interesting stuff, although disappointing to learn that the dinosaurs were probably not
killed by dramatic global fire storms after an asteroid impact), and in Biology I've been trying to get my head round gene operons and how the kidneys function.
I had to have a sort of mini private lesson for biology, as I still needed to catch up on last week's lesson (which I missed to do my dance exams). Whilst I had notes from my classmate, they made little sense to me. Ironically, now that I've had a session with my teacher to learn about the lac operon, I understand it better than I would have done if I were in the lesson!
Of course, I've been enjoying Psychology too as I always do. We've very nearly finished the Forensic Psychology topic, and we're well into the Relationships topic now. One thing I've noticed about the latter is that there are far more contradicting theories than in the other topics. So far there haven't really been any explainations for relationship maintenance that really stand out as being the most convincing.
Oh, I did have to write an essay answer in class about relationship theories also. I admit, that was boring...
I'm still struggling to motivate myself to do revision as well as my homework and research tasks. All I can really say on that front is that I have a very organised system for my didgital notes now.
A notebook for each subject, a section for each topic and a page for each part of the topic. It's a system I think I will stick to!
I only have one more lesson of this week, which is Psychology in about half an hour. I'll be happy to be home and in the warm! Fridays are my best day, for sure.