Written by

Suzie Eisfelder
August 26, 2016

One thing I’m really grateful about with uni is that they write every important thing down for us. Every single date, time, piece of information about assignments and lots more besides. It then becomes out task to get it right, read everything and make sure we get things in on time. Sure we get reminders in class and there are certain reminders built into the system but it’s all up to us. It means we have to keep track of our assignments, know when they’re due in and what the content is meant to be.

Can you tell there’s a confession coming?

I think I stuffed up and got my assignments confused. It’s the only explanation that makes sense. I’ve been reading things fairly carefully and I was positive I was able to do a creative non-fiction piece for my writing workshop. It was only during the workshop after I’d read it out and it was way too late to change my mind where it was pointed out to me that the word ‘non-fiction’ wasn’t actually in the brief. I’d forgotten to go back and reread the brief for the umpteenth time. I’m not entirely lost as they gave me some ideas on how to turn it into fiction again and I’ll be spending a bit of time working on that but it’s just a good illustration on how reading the brief before you start is very important.

I’m not sure which one I got confused with but I suspect it’s with one of my Genre but I’m not going to make an effort to check. What’s done is done and I need to learn for the future that checking and rechecking is a good thing.

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