I got my assignment back, it' the lowest score I have got in my TMA for MU123 but it is still a pass, I scraped by with 72%. I wasn't expecting a really good score with this TMA mainly because it was a massive headache for me, and in-depth. My GMC is good and I got full marks for that, GMC meaning "Good Mathematical Communication".
I am about to start TMA04 which again looks like a beast and I can see I am going to have some meltdowns! bring on the tantrums!
After that I will have the EMA to complete then I'm done until October 2018 when I start my next module for stage 2, that's when things start to heat up.
I got my TMA result back form TM129 and I'm glad to say that I scored 88%, 2 marks below my first TMA but overall not a bad score, considering I thought that it was badly written but my tutor seemed to like it.
I dropped a few marks with grammar and finding out the network address and few other issues. My tutor said that the constructive criticism is minor in nature but still something I need to work on, I also dropped a few marks with my e-Portfolio, I struggle with the reflective element, to be honest, I don't know what to write half the time. I guess I need to think harder about what I've learned over the weeks in doing the blocks. Maybe I can write stuff down as I'm going if I think of anything?
It has been a struggle, but I have finally finished my 3rd TMA for MU123. I have never completed anything so bloody difficult. I don't know how I've done I know for a fact I have got qustion 3 wrong. I had to make "k" the subject of the equation and for some reason I could not get my head round it. I tried to search on the internet of how to make the a variable the subject but to no avail, I read and re-read the course material went on the Facebook group and discord group I'm a member of but it is still not going in to my brain.
I asked my tutor for an extension because I didn't think I would complete it in time, but I acutally completed it today and it doesn't have to be handed in until Tuesday. This is the second time that I have asked him for an extension; first was for TMA02 and the other was for this one, and both times I have managed to finish it without needing the extension. I hope it doesn't go against me on my record or something. I wouldn't of thought it would as I am a mature student and not a teenager, I have a busy life and spend a great deal of it at work. I would say that the OU are used to people wanting extensions, I think they will prefer that than just not say anything and don't submit it.
I really am not enjoying MU123 (I like it when I get it) but that doesnt happen that much, I cant wait for this module to be over.
I am a week in front with TM129 I am enjoying that module, the third block is Linux, they are using Ubuntu as the OS of choice which is great. I have used Ubuntu for many years, I am actually typing this on my little laptop which runs Ubuntu 16.04 LTS I started with Ubuntu about witn 9.04. it has never been my main OS but I am using it more and more as time goes on. It is very stable as long as you dont do stupid things that you dont Understand.
By looking at the graph shown in the link above there seems to be a link or correlation between the nations internet access and the countries wealth. With the scatter chart as the points are clumped together will usually suggest a correlation with the data. if there was no correlation the data would be sporadically spaced on the chart.