In this assignment,I am going to focus on the journey I have experienced from starting the module untilthe finish.
I will also be discussing where I have improved and how thisaffected my studies and my own personal development. In my first assignment(transferable skills) I found quite difficult as I joined the course later thateveryone else and this assignment had already been set to the other student’s.I had also missed lectures on the topic (transferable skills) and also otheruseful lectures such as referencing so this effected my studies and made the assignmentmore difficult as I have never used APA referencing style before.to improve myknowledge on referencing I booked myself a tutorial which made the assignment mucheasier for me as I had an understanding on how to reference because this assignment’smain focus was on referencing For my secondand third assignment, I found that they were a lot easier as I had beenattending the lectures as the tutor explained what needed to be covered in theassingments.my tutor was very helpful as she had a look at my (C.R.
E.A.M) assignmentand she gave me feedback before submitting the assignment. I found the feedbackto be quite helpful as it enabled me to prepare a much better assignment. On my(C.R.E.
A.M and Critical Writing) assignment I thought I done quite well as I identifiedthe main focus in my assignment’s. I thought that my introductions were verygood and this enabled me to start my assignment’s and have a flow through the assignmentas I was expanding on what I had put in to my introduction. However, in myfuture assignment’s I need to spend more time doing research around the topicand produce more references as I found this difficult than when I was incollege as i wasn’t really required to reference my work the way I have to inhigher education.
I also felt I could have done more research on my assignment’sby doing this I could have used books on the reading list or I could have usedmore journals rather than just using the internet. For me todevelop my research skills I have realised how to gather data and also how toresearch journals using search engines such as google scholar, Jstor, Moodle,Sheffield library ProQuest and also using the library more constructively. Moodle and the Universitylibrary have helped me a great deal as Moodle has allowed me to access mylecture slides, my assignment briefs, feedback, deadlines and reading list thatwill help me a tremendously in my assignment’s.
The University’s library hasbeen a great help as I am able to access materials in regard to my assignment’sthrough searching this on an online library as it has a lot of resources suchas journals, publications and magazines and it gives a wide range of academictitles which helps me research information faster this makes it easier to findthe appropriate information.in addition to this I have also bought some bookson my reading list to help my development and my studying.