Saturday, 5 February 2011

Studying



















My Open University course, Understanding Shakespeare, officially starts today, though I have been doing some reading over the last week or so. It's a level one course, equivalent to a first year university course, and runs over twelve weeks. Nothing too onerous I hope. It will be good to get back to using my brain for different things again.

I'm used to distance learning as I did my degree with the Open University some 38 years ago, and have done several other courses since then. When I retired I had a plan to read for an MA, but my time and enthusiasm somehow got subsumed in patchwork and quilting!

The studying will of necessity cut down on my sewing time (it can hardly cut down on my housework time as I already do the bare minimum!) but not too much I hope. I plan to do 8 to 10 hours per week studying.

Hopefully I won't end up like this!
























9 comments:

Lynn said...

Really admire you so much for going back and taking classes. How exciting!

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on taking on a new challenge. What a fun way to use another set of your abilities. Best of luck.

Amelia said...

You are to be admired for taking a college course.

Don't know if I could handle it...but I suppose if it were something of interest to me I dive in willingly.

Mad about Craft said...

Hope it is'nt too hard!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Congratulations on your life-long-learning choice! Shakespeare.....whew! Enjoy!

Kay said...

Good for you, Amanda! I really admire your desire to learn. I'm just amazed at all you do!

Jude said...

It`s great to see you expanding your activities and it must be good for your health and general wellbeing. Goodluck.

Jo-Anne said...

I always thought that I would take more college classes...this time just for fun. However, the older I get the less appealing it sounds to me. I admire your desire to continue learning. Good luck with it all. :):):)
oxox
Jo-Anne

Angelcat said...

Good luck with the course. My partner is starting an OU course in March having never done one before so I'm going to be taking a look at his course material when it comes through as I'd love to get my brain working again!