By Aine Fogarty
Welcome back to my first year diary! I hope you’re all doing okay during this lockdown and
aren’t too stressed out. I hope you all enjoyed your Halloween and stayed safe. I spent mine playing Among Us and eating my bodyweight in sweets. That game is really addictive and has seriously improved my poker face. I have officially completed and submitted my first college assignment. It was tough to try and get the hang of referencing and I am still confused to say the least but I did it. The relief of having submitted it was quickly replaced with the fear of my plagiarism percentage and the two other essays looming in the background. For the most part I’m keeping up with all the work, but my weekends seem to be my dedicated assignment time at the moment.
I spend my Saturday staring at my computer screen trying to figure out APA and MLA referencing. I know I’m not the only one struggling and the first year group chats have comforted me that I’m not the only one at a loss as to what I’m at.
Spooky season is over, and now it’s on to Christmas! Since non essential shops are closed, I’ve looked to
the internet for my Christmas shopping (and usually end up with a few things thrown in for myself). Being the broke college student that I am, student discount codes
have been a life saver. My family enjoys reaping the rewards of me being a student too
and the FastWay delivery driver is a regular at my house. I have made use of these discounts and
have stocked up on all my comfy, warm clothes for the winter even though I rarely leave my
Make use of UNiDAYS and Student Beans while you can lads!!
Since I am a creative writing student, you can probably take a wild guess and say I’m a book
worm. I haven’t had much time to read for fun lately because of the work load but also
because Wuthering Heights has taken over my life. I can usually finish a book within a day or
two but this book has taken me three weeks and I’m barely half way through. I don’t know if
it’s because I have to read it for English and not because I choose to or because of how
much I despise Heathcliff and Cathy but I’m struggling.
To finish the book or not is the question.
Do I persevere or try to complete my essay with my limited knowledge and some summaries on You
I’ll let you know how it goes.
Once again, I hope you’re all doing okay and staying safe. You’ll hear from me again in the