Hi, my name is Thinkie, welcome to my blog!
I'm a student in cultural studies, a museum enthusiast, a scrapbooker and an art journaler. I love to travel within Europe and I enjoy photography. You can read more about me on my homepage.
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8On June 20 I took the examn for the orientation course cultural studies. A few weeks ago I found out I have passed with an 8 out of 10.
When I started my studies I had high hopes about blogging. I thought I could keep up blogging on a semi-daily basis except shortly before examns, but appearently that didn't work out. That's partly due to some blogposts that take some work and that I would prefer to post in a certain order. We travelled some and I had to prepare for examns. And off course it's just a matter of general lack of time. A couple of posts a week would be more realistic, sometimes I'll post more than that. I don't lead or like a very structured life so I won't commit to posting on specific days of the week like Marit does, I just know I won't be able to stick to that, I would feel limited by that.
I was also hoping to post about each and every chapter of my studiebooks, writing about something I had learned or something it had made me think of. I was hoping this would make my studies even more enjoyable, would help me to engage with the books in an active way and help me to make my studies part of my daily life and share that part of my daily life with you. I found that sometimes I did come up with connected topics I want to blog about (and so I will), but sometimes it would just work as a distraction or I just couldn't come up with something that would interest people that aren't obsessed with 16th century economy or 17th century governmentmodels and such. I think (part of) my current subjects will lead to even less shareable topics, so I'll just keep it optional.
I was also hoping to spice my studies up with visiting lots of museums. Not just for fun, but also because many museums have something to do with the topics I study. But I had to cut back on that to focus on my textbooks. I'm hoping to reinstate weekly museumvisits for the upcoming months as there's just so much to enjoy and learn and I really missed them. I found some fellow students who also enjoy visiting museums (that probably goes for everyone engaged in cultural studies) and apart from my solo-visits and visits with Maarten (and occasionally others) I foresee lots of museumvisits with them, we have several plans as we speek!
I learned that living with my books helps. I started taking them with me wherever I went, me, my book, my pen and my marker, in the train, tram, on a sunny day on a bench... That really helped me to get in some extra studytime. Unfortunately my current modules demand having more than one book on hand and being more active in making exercises. And the books are heavy. So for now, my time in public transport will be spent by reading magazines and such, which have piled up over the past six months. I'm hoping to reinstate this habit of bringing along my textbook in later times, whenever the books are more managable.
Already I look differently at some aspects of the world. I understand more of the origins of our economy and our political system, which enhances my understanding of the current economy and politics. I look at paintings differently, understand more of what I see in museums and read in certain books, and the little philosophy that was in the course got me thinking. And this is only the beginning, I'm ready for more of this! Bring it on!
Op 20 juni deed ik tentamen voor de OriŽntatiecursus Cultuurwetenschappen. Een paar weken geleden kwam ik erachter dat ik het gehaald heb, met een 8.
Geplaatst op 04-08-2011.
Reactie van AnnemarieGood luck with all your reading and congratulation on the exam.
Reactie geplaatst op 2011-08-05.