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Re: Pros and the Con: angewina_naguen's Journey Waddling Through Uni
« Reply #45 on: May 25, 2020, 08:21:59 pm »
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25/05/2020

Hey, everyone!

Just handed the first out of the four assignments I have for the rest of the semester! I can't believe it's already the last week (but won't say I'm not relieved that it is  ::)). I have lots to do so this will be a quick update on some of the things I've been up to amidst my major assessments period!

At insanipi's suggestion, I've made a thread dedicated to all things music-related here! I'm really excited to post lots in it and have you all interact with me there. I'm also open to analysing and exploring works that you like too so if you have music you would like to see me comment on, let me know in the thread or here in this journal!

To help me study for ClassRom which has an insane amount of lengthy set works, my Spotify playlist for the subject is now complete and running. It's FOUR TIMES as long as my Modern Times playlist from last year so I'm really just in awe at how much music we've covered in this unit. I'm hoping to focus more on the works towards the latter half of the semester because I'm feeling fairly confident about the first half considering how intense and rigorous I studied for the mid-sem. Out of everything there, if you're interested in listening to perhaps my top three, my personal favourites are Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in Eb Major, Chopin's Ballade No. 4 in f# minor and Verdi's Aida (I had Acts 1 and 2 prescribed for study)  ;D

And in the spirit of my recent teaching assessment, here's a video of me doing the Curwen hand signs to Do-Re-Mi from 'The Sound of Music'  ;D I had heaps of fun coming up with some actions for it and spent about half an hour trying to get the coda which has the hands doing different things right. Hope you enjoy it!

Now, back to my last round of ClassRom tutorial prep! Have an amazing week and will try and keep you all posted with how I go  :D

Angelina  ;D

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Re: Pros and the Con: angewina_naguen's Journey Waddling Through Uni
« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2020, 12:43:38 pm »
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05/06/2020

Hey, everyone!

Super quick update for today's entry  :) I'm currently writing up my 3000 word essay for East Asian Music which is going to be a marathon but we are getting there. My exam times for next week have been confirmed and they're not pretty. I have Harmony 3 on Thursday, AP2 and ClassRom on Friday  :( Having a double exam day was not how I wanted to have my finals but I hope that the study I do leading up to it will be productive and pay off. I'm really looking forward to completing my exams and taking a well-deserved break to focus on work and getting back into some of my hobbies (fingers crossed the bowling alley will open up during my time off uni)!

I'll be largely off the forums for the rest of next week to make sure I can conquer these last exams, with maybe a small update after my monster essay is submitted. I'm excited to report on how it all goes and will see you all on the other side! Enjoy your weekends  ;D

Angelina  ;D
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Re: Pros and the Con: angewina_naguen's Journey Waddling Through Uni
« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2020, 08:50:38 pm »
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That's a pretty intense exam schedule - 3 in 2 days! At least you'll get them all done in one roll. Hope they go well! Soon we'll all be enjoying our 9 week break, thanks to USYD haha!

Are you going to learn some more curwen in the break?
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Re: Pros and the Con: angewina_naguen's Journey Waddling Through Uni
« Reply #48 on: June 05, 2020, 09:22:33 pm »
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That's a pretty intense exam schedule - 3 in 2 days! At least you'll get them all done in one roll. Hope they go well! Soon we'll all be enjoying our 9 week break, thanks to USYD haha!

Are you going to learn some more curwen in the break?

Hey!

I know; it's a total nightmare! How's your exam timetable looking? I'm definitely excited for that long break  ;D

And 100%! I'm hoping to get up to some more Kodaly/Curwen shenanigans once my schedule clears up. I think now's the best time to be creative and to make some magic. Only a week or so more to go!

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Re: Pros and the Con: angewina_naguen's Journey Waddling Through Uni
« Reply #49 on: June 07, 2020, 09:38:36 am »
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Hey!

I know; it's a total nightmare! How's your exam timetable looking? I'm definitely excited for that long break  ;D

And 100%! I'm hoping to get up to some more Kodaly/Curwen shenanigans once my schedule clears up. I think now's the best time to be creative and to make some magic. Only a week or so more to go!

Angelina  ;D

I'm pretty happy with my timetable - I've got 1-2 days between each exam.

Nice! Very true - without creativity, it is very easy to get bored haha!
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Re: Pros and the Con: angewina_naguen's Journey Waddling Through Uni
« Reply #50 on: June 09, 2020, 10:54:19 pm »
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09/06/2020

Hey, everyone!

Hope you all had a great long weekend and have started the week off nicely! Super quick update for the night. I just submitted my 3000 word essay for EAM and I feel relieved. This assignment almost made me go insane but we finally got there in the end. For your enjoyment, I have put the three songs I analysed in the essay below if you wanted to see what I suffered through for the last few days to get this assignment done  ::)

Japanese Music That Angelina Admires Aesthetically but is Also Now Lowkey Sick of

Only a few more days to go and I will be done for the semester  :) Time for some well-deserved rest to help me get through my last exams  ;D

Angelina  ;D

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Re: Pros and the Con: angewina_naguen's Journey Waddling Through Uni
« Reply #51 on: June 13, 2020, 06:30:15 pm »
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13/06/2020

Hey, everyone!

I'm finally finished with exams and done with my third semester of uni!  ;D I had my last one yesterday and here are my thoughts on how I went for each.

Harmony and Analysis 3 was something else. I spent a little too much time on one section of the exam because my inner perfectionist got the better of me so I had to rush through the final section. I finished it with only two minutes to spare though so I'm just hoping I checked everything through properly.

My AP2 exam went quite well. I messed up the rhythm part of solfege but surprisingly got it correct for LAB (it's usually the other way around). I think I could've prepared a little more for it but I definitely passed it for the semester and I'm not getting graded anyway for it  :) I'll definitely be trying a lot harder for AP3 to make up for it.

As for ClassRom, I don't think any amount of studying could've prepared me for that exam. I was really on top of everything with ClassRom over this semester, as you can probably tell from the journal, but I made a few silly mistakes and just had mind blanks left, right, centre throughout it. I'm certain I passed it but I don't know whether I'll be able to maintain my current HD average. I think my participation mark and essay might just keep me up there but we will have to see when results are out. It was also my first time doing a ProctorU exam which I'll talk about in my unit review for the course.

Overall, I'm feeling great now that it's all done! These are some of the many things I'll be getting up to during the break.

- Doing lots of lesson planning and resource development ahead for Tutesmart (and catch up marking for my students) ::)
- Preparing for the July HSC English Standard Lecture  8)
- Writing a suite of poems on the concept of closure for the newspaper society which will be published in the first edition for Semester 2  ;D
- Attending a wedding which will be my first big social event since quarantine  :)
- Celebrating my birthday in August!
- Analysing more music in my musicology thread here on the forums!
- Recording a good number of covers and live-streaming some music (I miss doing gigs!)  :)
- Arranging a song or two for Barbersoc (fingers crossed acapella society will be back on campus next semester).

Looking forward to being productive but also taking time for myself to recover  :D I'll check in again soon!

Toodles,

Angelina  ;D

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Re: Pros and the Con: angewina_naguen's Journey Waddling Through Uni
« Reply #52 on: June 28, 2020, 02:36:01 pm »
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28/06/2020

Hey, everyone!

I'm currently a few stops away from Sydenham station ready for my singing lesson. I have been busy busy with lesson planning, writing a rather nasty Trials paper (good luck, Class of 2020 TuteSmart) and getting my slides ready for a jam-packed revision lecture in mid-July ;D I've been finding work far easier to do now that I'm not also juggling university simultaneously with it.

Two days ago, I received my marks for two of my assignments for Choir 3 and ClassRom. I'm really pleased to inform that I was awarded full marks for my Choir assignment and 27.6/30 for my ClassRom essay! I was over the moon! I also found the comments for ClassRom helpful and while I argued a really controversial point for one of my arguments, it appears David Larkin was okay with it! I'm feeling a lot more confident about my performance this semester compared to this exact same time last year so fingers crossed the rest of my results will follow similar success.

Last night, I added a new post to the MMME thread which you can check out here! I chose to analyse one of my favourite songs of all time and would highly recommend everyone checking it out. I'd love to hear your thoughts about the song and the analysis and observations  ;D

That's all for today's update! Hope you all have a great Sunday  :)

Toodles,

Angelina ;D

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Re: Pros and the Con: angewina_naguen's Journey Waddling Through Uni
« Reply #53 on: July 02, 2020, 10:23:54 pm »
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02/07/2020

Hey, everyone!

Hope you've all had a great week so far! Super quick post today  :) It's almost school holidays so I'm hoping the following fortnight, despite TS having Trials season and lectures, will be heaps more chill. I'm currently formatting the last of the papers for the English faculty in preparation for it. While I'm excited for the students to sit it, I'm sure they feel anything but the same  ::)

In light of recent Black Lives Matter initiatives, I have recently started up a 31 day challenge to post music from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. My tutor for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music last semester really encouraged us to stream, attend concerts and support their music as a way to decolonise the music industry we have here in Australia. Although I'm sharing this day by day on Instagram, you can check out the full playlist of songs here! You might also consider donating to the following charities and causes in support of both national and international efforts towards racial justice!

As a final note, I'm very keen for Hamilton on Disney Plus and will hopefully get a chance to stream it some time this weekend. I will also be having friends over to do a home theatre watch party which I'm hyped for  8)

Hope you all have a great end of the week and will update with more exciting stuff soon!

Angelina  ;D

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