I’ve been so busy I haven’t updated in over a month. I can’t believe how fast the semester is going by.
It still takes me three days to get all the reading done for both classes. I don’t always understand the stuff in Organization, but I do my best to. Ive gotten all of my individual assignments done in Basic Info sources thanks to some diligence and sheer will to get them over and done with. I do the homework for Organization as it comes up. Unfortunately, on the one due tomorrow I forgot to cite the AACR rule that lead to me choosing to use something as main entry or added entry. Of course, I had no clue how I was supposed to do that until I saw the discussion board this morning, but I already submitted it because I didn’t want to forget to.
The group projects are always in the back of my mind. It took both of my groups a while to get off the ground. In Organization, it took a while for two of the people to respond to my e-mails and we couldn’t seem to coordinate a time when everyone was free to talk online, especially with one person going out of town for a work conference. Have I mentioned how much I hate metadata? Well, I do. I loathe and abhor it. I just don’t understand it all, I just can’t wrap my brain around all that technical stuff. Thank the Force some of my group members do understand it. I’m taking the intro parts and editing with a fellow former English Major. I’m also putting the presentation together with another member. I just hope we can get it all done by Nov. 15. I did some research yesterday and was able to write a page, a paragraph each on some of the intro topics.
In Basic, we decided to do our Pathfinder on Autism. We also has some trouble getting together due to some medical appointments we each had. We also chose the questions we wanted to answer for the Research Questions project. I spent last weekend (Thursday afternoon-Sunday) researching my six so I would get it out of the way and leave room for the rest of the research I have to do.
I also have a paper to worry about in Organization, but it isn’t due until after the group project. I will probably wait until then and do it over Thanksgiving.
All in all it’s been a stressful semester so far.