I was taken aback to realise that my OU course has actual physical tutorials! It never occured to me to check that, although it does say so right there on the course website. Fortunatly, my tutor gives hers at Oxford Brookes. Unfortunatly, the second one is the day after my brothers wedding reception so unless I arrange to go to one in Norfolk then it looks like I'm missing that. Still, they're not compulsory, so it's not the end of the world.
I've done the first few bits and I'm finding that I don't seem to fasten on to the same bits of the documents as the specimin answers to the exercises seem to suggest. I'm not sure if that means I'm not doing it right or just that I'm bringing an equally valid perspective. We shall see. I'm also having trouble getting started on my final essay for Understanding Society - lack of inspiration. Still I have a tutorial before that has to go in so hopefully I'll get some help there.