As it turned out, being six days behind was not sufficient for completing TMA01 for TM254. I had to finish through week 7 completely (and some advance reading in week 9 for two answers) before I could complete the TMA, but it’s done! It’s not great, but it’s also not my worst effort, I think, so I may end up doing better than I initially worried. Knowing what style questions they have planned for the exam, though, I’m more than a little nervous about that. I’m glad that the result system for TM254 won’t be the lowest-of-OCAS-or-OAS that’s common for the OU, but it may not make a lot of difference in the end.
I’ll talk about about M250 early next month, I hope, but it turns out I’m not really behind there, either. The TMA is a very fluffy bit of programming which really just needs more thought on testing than coding, and the tutorial I attended last night set me at ease about potentially having much to catch up on. I’m hoping to have things sorted for the Christmas break soon.