The effective communication module has provided me a great opportunity to further develop my oral communication and writing skills. Our tutor, Brad, has made this module an interesting and interactive one, allowing us to learn through blogging and Q&A sessions.
Our assignments are mostly in the form of blog posts, and each post must be reviewed and amended with reference to the comments given by Brad and my peers. This allows me to constantly learn from my mistakes and improve with every draft written. Taking the summary and reader response assignment as an example, the first 2 drafts were merely a summary with brief responses, whereas the final draft included a more comprehensive research. Every draft requires much more effort and from this, I managed to learn how to write an appropriate thesis statement and reader’s response.
This module also gave me an opportunity to develop my oral communication skills. Engineering courses seem to have relatively little modules that require oral presentation, therefore I am glad to have a chance to develop and improve my oral skills.
According to the comments I received, fluency is one of my strengths and I do not have any persistent language problems. However, the most common mistakes I made are verbose and run on sentences. I aim to improve on these problems and refrain from having long and unnecessary sentences in my future reports.
As this module is coming to an end, I would like to take this chance to thank Brad and my fellow classmates for this enjoyable learning journey. I look forward to putting these skills to use in the near future.
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