July 29, 2007

There is always a way to escape the routine

Follow-up to Skills and Research from The URSS Blog

If I will ever lose marks on my Bibliography in one of my essays, I will be seriously annoyed. Today, I finished to type up my notes and order them in form of an annotated Bibliography. It showed me how much I have actually read so far (yes I was a little bit happy with myself) and gave me good directions on what text I should consult in order to write my short summary on higher education reform .
Peter Wax’s Handbook on the Bologna Process in Germany, was for example a source which I had completely forgotten, but turned out to be a key text for the next days of my research.
Also, I want to experiment with this ‘mind mapping ‘ software which we have been introduced to on Friday to break up this general Bibliography into more specific parts. Maybe, I will also use for some general brain storming activities, such as the one for my report. I shall see how I will get on with it.
Dan is coming back tonight, I cannot express how much I am looking forward to stop working and living on my own. I guess researching is only nice if you have other, more sociable activities, such as teaching, to counterbalance the loneliness. At least this is a finding for myself: I need people to see during my research. Otherwise, has the sun given extra motivation. I found that going out for extended walks gives a good counterbalance to all this deskwork.
Yesterday, I discovered the ‘Grand Union Canal’, which connects London to Birmingham and is one of the beautiful remains of industrial Britain. I passed by some very quaint villages, most prominently Offchurch, if anyone has ever heard of it . And was much more relaxed when I came back.
Grand Union Canal


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  1. Which stretch of the Grand Union Canal did you cover? I’m aiming to walk the whole thing by the end of the summer!

    30 Jul 2007, 07:13


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