University Presentation Day

I’ve been at university for a good few weeks now, and we’re just starting to get going with things. So much so that today I’m about to do a presentation in one of my lectures, which will be my very first uni assignment.

For the assignment, we were given the choice of different articles that talk about a certain topic, and in a group, we had to figure out if we agree/disagree, find evidence to support our conclusion and then present our findings to the rest of the class. We started giving our presentations last week, but luckily, my group was chosen to go last, because, and I quote, “it will be the best one”; no pressure there.

Our chosen article was titled “Is Poetry Dead”. For some, this may have been an easy answer. Those that write poetry would have straight away said that it wasn’t. My group thought this too, but academically we had to support our argument. This is what we found challenging. But we worked together to figure it out and find our own evidence before we put it all together.

I gave myself the job of writing our script for the presentation, which I thought I would find difficult, but I found it easy and a little bit enjoyable. It’s our first assignment, and I found that enjoying it and finding it easy made me really think that I can do this university thing.

There have been a few times over the past few weeks that my head hasn’t been right, and I’ve just been thinking that I’ve made a mistake and I shouldn’t be trying to do a degree, but now I feel like I should be.

I’m a little nervous about giving the presentation today, but nowhere near as much as I would have ordinarily been before. I think feeling better about things and knowing that if all else fails, I can just read from the script has made it all seem a little easier. I don’t know how I’ll be when I actually have to give it, but I’m trying to stay positive about it. I still have a little bit of anxiety in my head, but I’m trying to push it to the back

I have a couple of other assignments that I have to work on now too, but I’m trying to break the back of them as early as I can so that I’m not worried about them at the last minute; otherwise, my brain may implode.

Reading this blog back, I can see that it’s a little bit all over the place, which probably shows where my head is right now. But I’m sure I’ll be fine.

Have a good week, and wish me luck!

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