Critical Reflection on Effective Communication
Effective Communication gave me a good learning experience on analyzing reports, generating readers response, technical report and giving a formal presentation. Not only getting the deliverables done, I was taught on proper English structures and choosing the appropriate words for my reports.
I like the idea how effective communications run the lessons, by having peer and professor feedbacks, it allowed me to learn my mistakes through peers editing. Likewise, I had to give comments and provide feedbacks for my peers’ works, it forced me to read other articles and think of how they can improve on their work. There are times where I know I might be wrong or correct, professor Blackstone made a point to leave feedback to everyone’s articles, making it easier for us to learn.
What I think positively would be the second phase of the module. A group project was tasked to test on our technical writing and presentation skills as a group effort. After this group project, I am closer to my group members as we are bonded by the efforts we put in the project. This project triggered me to think flexibility and I had to apply my formal writing skills to craft out a professional proposal report. In addition, we had to share our proposed idea to the class through a formal presentation.
Personally, after reflecting upon myself, there are areas I can improve. I realized that I can be more interactive in class in order to learn effectively. Taking the initiative and be more vocal will help myself to gain more confidence to speak in small group conversations and conversing with others using proper English. As I know that there is no perfect formula to learn English, it has to be through constant practicing and reading.
In conclusion, I think that this module helped me a lot as I had to write several reports and feedbacks were given so as it allowed me to correct my mistakes. As we did not have the choice to choose our group members, I was blessed to have mine as we are able to work together and effectively to produce a good proposal. I dare say that Effective Communication can help those students who wants to improve on their English and reading skills.