7523QCA: Week 4, Knock Knock
knocking on deaths door
This week, class didn’t happen due to the public holiday. I had a very bad week, so the lack of class was a welcome breath of fresh air, especially with it precipitating a week-long break.
However, that did not stop me from doing some work on my report. I made sure to ask that my topic of Universal Basic Income (UBI) was a valid trail to follow and got the all clear, thankfully. I didn’t want to risk doing more painful research for naught.
I read through the assignment brief again, and worked out that I should probably procure a thesis statement first before traversing through the research pdfs, news articles, and government websites. If I have a clear goal in mind, it will make the process of note-taking much easier to comprehend due to the metaphorical lense i will be able to filter the information through. Also, since I now have a basic understanding of UBI, I can make also hypothesise the capabilites of UBI as a design trend.
Below, you can observe my notes and my final hypothesis’. I also made sure to look into how to piece together a good hypothesis, just to check that I had the right idea in mind for how it should look.
I have had an awful week, I won’t lie. My adhd medication isn’t working properly, so i’ve gone off of them which has made The Art Of Focusing incredibly tiresome. After 30 minutes of research into something even mildly uninteresting my eyes will glaze over and I will no longer be able to read until I’ve had a break.
Same goes for writing these blog posts, except it’s so much worse, right now I’m chewing gum, slouched over my computer with my eyes refusing to focus for more than a second. I will need my darling partner to read over this, to make sure it’s not nonsensical and that all of the information makes sense. Fingers crossed it is, I refuse to rewrite it again.
I’ve been talking to my therapist, and we reckon that I can get disability support. I believe this will greatly improve my learning experience so I can breathe a little bit. I’m struggling to keep pace with my perfectionist tendencies, so unfortunately this blog has experienced the brute force of my incapacity to manage all of the tasks I need to do for uni, on top of applying for DSP, NDIS, and taking care of my physically disabled and incredibly anxious girlfriend on her bad days. I have a lot of pressure and no relief, so I have to keep up. I can feel myself being ground to dust. Fingers crossed the disability services can assist me.
Hopefully next week will be better,