Written Communication: Strengths And Weaknesses

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Through the careful consideration of the criteria it can be established that every student has differing traits that could be considered strengths or comparatively; weaknesses. Personally, from self-assessment it has been observed that I hold strengths in areas relating to; written communication, problem solving and information literacy. These skills allow me to create cohesive documents and work effectively in academic environments. Written communication is an important aspect of course work and therefore the use of this proficiency for example have good written communication allows me to consider answers to the best of my ability so the theme of the writing can have its maximum affect. This skill work in conjunction with problem solving …show more content…
These aspects of my study are an integral part of being successful in my studies although I do struggle on a regular basis with these aspects of study and self-management. Time management is an important skill to have as it allows for not only a more efficient study environment it also creates a less stressful environment for learning. In conjunction with this good time management allows for better decisions to be made as it creates more time and therefore the ability to deliberate all aspect of the topic that is being studied. Additionally, oral communication is something that I personally find difficult and is a very important part of being within an academic environment be it for a presentation or working in a group environment. Oral communication allows for a student to ask questions effectively and concisely and therefore will enrich a learning experience. It also allows for the active participation within a group environment especially within workshops and group assessment without this key skill there can be potential negative repercussion within group environments. In all aspects of study numeracy is an important aspect of learning as it allows for the comprehensive understanding of the visual representation of statistics and figures that come into play within an academic situation. Basic numeracy also …show more content…
In relation to time management there are strategies that are available to me either within my own volition or with the aid of; lectures, tutors, peers and support staff. To improve upon this weakness it may be beneficial to prioritise time and write up a calendar to keep to a set timetable. To facilitate this change in habit I could also employ the help of tutors to ask questions in relation to a good work ethic and ways to reduce the rates of procrastination as well as setting reasonable goals for my studies i.e. finish readings by a certain date. Oral communication is another facet of academic success that I acknowledge to be an area that I struggle to excel in. To improve upon this I will take it upon myself to attend events that will empower me to interact with others who I may not have met through my normal study routine; this in turn will aid me in becoming more confident in expressing my views to a group/tutor/lecturer. Lastly to become more proficient in my numeracy understand I wish to expose myself to more data and visual representations of numerical statistics. To do this I will have to access varying databases as well as practice my ability to process and compare them in an academic fashion; this being the representation of numeracy within a written form as evidence to a hypothesis. Another strategy to improve my numeracy

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