Sunday, 24 February 2008

M263 TMA02 Results and M255 Tutorial

Results are in, I scored 83% on this TMA which I am a bit disappointed with, mainly because I lost marks for misreading questions. I also went along to my first tutorial for M255 last Wednesday which I enjoyed, we covered the usual introductions and went through some OO ideas making our own definitions etc, working with members of the Tutor group along the way which was a good way to get to know people.

My tutor did comment on the course picking up speed after unit three so it will be interesting to see how I manage to cope with it all..

Monday, 18 February 2008

MU120 TMA02 Results

Received this over the weekend which was a surprise as I had forgotten about it to be honest. I scored 96% which I am more than happy with.

I've taken this week off work to do some decorating etc but I'm hoping to get TMA03 and TMA04 completed and in the post so I can forget about this course for a while and concentrate on M263 and M255. Whether or not it happens though is a different thing altogether. I'll let you know how it goes...

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

M263 TMA02

Last weekend saw the completion of TMA02 for M263, taking me to the half way point in the course which I am please about as I haven't found any concept so far overly difficult to understand. I hear the next few units on Proof etc are more complicated but we'll see.

The TMA was quite a long one, consisting of 8 questions and taking a decent amount of time to complete. The TMA had a large volume of coding surrounding it, which I enjoyed doing (when the workpad was playing along) however, the OU like you to include all source code in the TMA document as well as seperate text files, which leads to a decent sized document for submission.

I assume its an anti-plaigarism tactic, allowing there software to scan the contents of the .doc file while the Tutor marking the assignment can run the source code from text.

I began to heavily anotate my course handbook with examples of any ideas I was finding myself referencing directly from the cours texts during the TMA. (My one fear with this course is that there is going to be an awful lot to remember for the exam). We are allowed to take the course handbook into the exam so it makes sense to clarify any ideas that you know you may forget by exam time directly next to there reference in the handbook, and I would definitely recommend people do it whilst working through TMA's as they cover all of the Key Ideas of the course.

Thats all for now, hopefully I will be able to report back a decent TMA score shortly, for now I need to crack on with my amphibious worlds (M255).