Saturday, December 1, 2007

How to Buckle Down

I've been hit with something unexpected that I don't quite care to blog about right now. Writing this blog is something I've maintained as helping me mentally work through whatever it is I need to work through, but this is not something I care to share or talk about, nor do I want people asking me questions. Suffice it to say that it's added an extra level of stress during the academic time of year (the last remaining weeks of the semester) when my mental energy needs not be diverted. As usual, the timing is not great, but I guess these things generally aren't. In any case, what it boils down to is that I've been thrown for a bit of a loop, and cleared my schedule on Monday just in case. I planned on going home until Tuesday morning but stayed home, and will be on call in case I need to get home quickly.

The plan for the rest of the semester:

Sunday & Monday:
Complete my literacy autobiography by the end of the day Monday (manageable if I write at least eight pages a day) - due 12/11.

Work on and complete journals for ENG 646 (I need to write perhaps four or five, about two pages each) - due 12/11.

Wednesday - Friday:
Complete term paper for ENG 626 (another 5-6 pages, and revision) - due 12/13.

Friday - Sunday:
Write final paper for ENG 626 (4-6 pages) - due 12/17.

This will work if I do it. I need to prove to myself that I can get and maintain a really good G.P.A. as a grad student; yes, I feel like I have something to prove. So time to get to it.

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