That back-to-school feeling of having a new pencil case, twenty four pristine coloured pencils and a perfectly clean new exercise book.
I’ve been organising myself for serious Old English homework, and the first thing is to get the dictionary problem sorted. Flipping to and from the word list in the Teach Yourself book is very irritating, so I have made a working copy to consult while reading a unit, with plenty of spare white space for extra words. I’ve located a couple of reasonably extensive online glossaries, so I can check out words not given in the Teach Yourself word list. My standard Chambers Dictionary should be useful too: for example, it doesn’t include the Old English micel, but does have the later equivalent mickle (and many other archaic words).
And yes, I’ve also acquired the clean exercise book, the sharp pencil, and a large rubber to rub out all the mistakes I expect to make.